Maigret's Memoirs

Author(s): Georges Simenon; Howard Curtis (Translator)

Fiction - Crime

"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

A fictional autobiography of Maigret, Georges Simenon's brilliant detective

 
In this make-believe memoir, Maigret recounts a meeting with the author himself. The account starts with the arrival of Georges Sim, as he is called here, at the Paris Police Judiciaire to soak up atmosphere for his crime novels by dogging the footsteps of Inspector Maigret. The detective is irritated by the audacious young writer who names a character after him and argues that he oversimplifies, in his fiction, the intricate duties of the police investigating a case. Here, Maigret "sets the record straight," telling readers how he's different from the invention, and about his courtship and marriage to his beloved Louise.

Ingeniously amusing and tender, Maigret's Memoirs is a look inside the mind of the brilliant Maigret like never before.

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Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780241240175
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.131542
  • : September 2016
  • : .4 Inches X 5.1 Inches X 7.9 Inches
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Georges Simenon; Howard Curtis (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1016
  • : English
  • : 843.914
  • : 160