Lock No 1: Inspector Maigret Book 18

Simenon, Georges

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780141396101
Published: May 2015

Price: $16.99

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A new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in claustraphobic provincial town, book eighteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realised that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape. ... What really counted was the lock, the hooting of the tugs, the stone crusher, the barges and the cranes, the two pilots' bars and especially the tall house where he could make out Ducrau's red chair framed by a window.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Lock at Charenton.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray

'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

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780141396101
  • Published: May 2015
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Width: 5.05 mm
  • Height: .43 mm
  • Depth: 7.75 mm
  • Publisher: not specified


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