Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense.
The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during 'All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed.
Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
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"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant" (John Gray)
"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories" (Guardian)
"A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness" (Independent)
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"Enjoyable Maigret story"
Enjoyable bleak Maigret story. Perhaps not vintage Simenon but still a cut above most other detective novels. Very well read.
"The lax detective"
Simenon likes to place his detective in moral dilemmas within a who done it, this of all I've read has M at his leat active,more ally no more than a spectator but for all that still rich in hateful, weak and very human characters
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