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When Miss Seeton witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavour is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer?Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.
Maigret is called to the home of professional gambler, Felix Nahour, who has been found shot dead by his chambermaid. Maigret is shocked to recognise a photo of the man's wife who becomes the main suspect. All signs point to her guilt but Maigret suspects there might be more to this complicated affair.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
TROUBLED BLOOD is the next thrilling instalment in the highly acclaimed, international bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.
"First published in French as Maigret et le marchand de vin by Presses de la Citae, 1970"--Title page verso.
Hugh Fraser's Harm is the perfect combination of action, mystery and intrigue. It also features some superbly constructed characters, who develop over the course of the story - which is a rarity in mystery novels.
The inspiration for ITV's feature-length adaptation starring Rowan Atkinson'High up in Montmartre, there was a festive atmosphere, people were crowding round the little tables where ros wine was being served ... Yet a hundred metres further on, the little alleyways were deserted, and the killer might find it easy to pounce'Detective Chief Inspector Maigret is known for his infallible instinct, for getting at the truth no matter how complex the case, but when someone starts killing women on the streets of Montmartre, he finds himself confounded. In the sweltering Paris summer heat, with the city in a state of siege, Maigret hatches a plan to lure the murderer out ...Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.'The most addictive of writers' Observer'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' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
The iconic Ian Rankin returns with a new Detective John Rebus novel - this year's essential must-read bestseller.
Series volume number from publisher's web site: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/IMA/inspector-maigr
The perfect gift for the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan, The Complete Sherlock Holmes is an elegant edition boasting the entire Sherlock Holmes catalog including 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories.
When Maigret's prized gun goes missing, he must travel to London on the trail of a troubled young man on the run...Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville'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 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
"First published in French as Maigret a peur by Presses de la Cit e 1953."--Title page verso.
"When his superiors dismiss the death of a burglar as part of Paris's gang wars, Inspector Maigret defies their orders and tries to discover what really happened to the quiet, likeable crook he had known for years." -- back cover.
A collection of classic featuring tales by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, RL Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Anthony Trollope and many others.
'His artistry is supreme' John Banville'Maigret had questioned thousands, tens of thousands of people in the course of his career, some occupying important positions, others who were more famous for their wealth, and others still who were considered the most intelligent of international criminals. Yet he attached an importance to this interrogation he had attached to no previous interrogation, and it wasn't Gouin's social position that overawed him, or his worldwide fame.''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
First published in French as Maigret et le client du samedi by Presses de la Citae 1962.
"First published in French as Maigret aa l aecole by Presses de la Citae 1954."