Maigret And The Old People – Georges Simenon



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His artistry is supreme John Banville He had seldom been so perplexed by human beings. Would a psychiatrist, a teacher or a novelist…have been better placed to understand characters who had suddenly materialized from another century? Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected official who has been found shot dead in his study by his housekeeper. After interviewing everyone concerned Maigret is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator until he comes across a series of letters from the past fifty years between the victim and a recently widowed woman. As Maigret uncovers the details behind the twos relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the officials demise. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Society. 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

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