Inspector Cadaver (Inspector Maigret)

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A battle of wills between Inspector Maigret and an adversary from the past. The twenty-fourth novel in the new Penguin Maigret series.

When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter's lover, Maigret arrives in a small French town to help and 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.

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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.

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"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

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