Maigret's memoirs


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Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector - and the writer who would immortalise him. 'I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes.... He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. Making it seem truer than life, that's the crux of it. Well, I've made you truer ...

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Mar 27, 2008

The Incomparable Maigret

If you haven't read one of Simenon's Maigret novels, you can start with this one or any one of the numerous titles that have been translated for the English reading public. I guarantee you will be addicted in a heartbeat and start beating the bushes to find as many as you can. One word of caution---many of the books have gone out of print and then re-released under a different title. You may be elated in finding a new Maigret only to find you've already read it under a different title.

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