Inspector Cadaver (Inspector Maigret #24) (Paperback)

Inspector Cadaver (Inspector Maigret #24) By Georges Simenon, William Hobson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Georges Simenon, William Hobson (Translated by)
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This is book number 24 in the Inspector Maigret series.


“A writer as comfortable with reality as with fiction, with passion as with reason.” —John Le Carré

A battle of wills between Inspector Maigret and an adversary from the past

When a friend’s brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter’s lover, Maigret sets out for a small French town to help and upon arrival is plunged into an atmosphere of animosity. He soon finds himself tangled up in a case that may ruin the very people whom he has come to aid and must face an old enemy—an ex-police officer nicknamed “Inspector Cadaver”—who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret’s investigations.

About the Author

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories has 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.

Praise For…

"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." - The Guardian

"I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov." - William Faulkner

"The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature." - André Gide 

"A supreme writer…unforgettable vividness." - The Independent

"Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales." - The Observer 

"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant." - John Gray

"A truly wonderful writer... marvelously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the works he creates." - Muriel Spark

"A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it." - Peter Ackroyd

"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century." - John Banville
Product Details
ISBN: 9780241188477
ISBN-10: 0241188474
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret