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Maigret's Boyhood Friend

Simenon, Georges

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ISBN 10: 0151551359 / ISBN 13: 9780151551354
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1970
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On a fine summer day, Mairet receives the visit of a former schoolmate of his, who alerts him to a murder . As the Chief Inspector delves more deeply into its puzzling circumstances, he matches his impressions of the mature man with his recollections of the boy who was a compulsive joker at school. A numb er of clues seem to point to him as the murderer. Bookseller Inventory # 5582

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Title: Maigret's Boyhood Friend

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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When Maigret receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his friend is one of the suspects--along with the dead woman’s four other lovers, each unknown to the others. The basis for a public television Mystery! presentation. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen.

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

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"A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal."-P. D . JAMES

WH E N M A I G R E T receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his boyhood friend is one of the suspects-along with the dead woman's four other lovers, each unknown to the others. Patiently Maigret works on his less than honest friend and a truculent concierge who knows more than she will tell. Slowly some unpleasant truths begin to surface and, in a startling finale, Maigret has no trouble seeing through the murderer's act.

"Captivating."-T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S B O O K RE V I E W

G E O R G E S S I M E N O N (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and 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.

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