Maigret and the Old People : Inspector Maigret #56 Paperback / softback
Part of the Inspector Maigret series
'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 two's relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the official's 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
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2018
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780241303894