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Maigret and the Spinster

Simenon, Georges

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ISBN 10: 0241895863 / ISBN 13: 9780241895863
Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1977
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1977, First UK edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Sharp, clean copy. DJ with hint of sunning to the spine. DJ now in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 0082138

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Title: Maigret and the Spinster

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First UK edition.

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A young woman who shares an apartment with an elderly aunt returns to police headquarters repeatedly to complain of strange shifts in the position of her furniture during the night. On a particularly busy day the Inspector puts her off just long enough for disaster to strike. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon.

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"Maigret . . . ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." -- People

Cecile Pardon, a young woman who shares an apartment with her elderly aunt, makes repeated visits to the Qual des Orfevres, patiently but relentlessly complaining to Maigret of strange shifts in the position of her aunt's belongings during the night. After a while, the Inspector begins to believe that Cecile's imagination might be better than her memory. But when not one but two murders are committed, Maigret must sort through tawdry family history to get to the bottom of the crimes.

"Simenon is . . . in a class by himself." -- The New Yorker

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. As a young man he worked as a baker, journalist, and bookseller and published his first novel at seventeen. He went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages. Simenon died in 1989.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of George Simenon

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