The Madman of Bergerac

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The Madman of Bergerac

Format:  Paperback,

165 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Jun 2007

ISBN-13: 9780143111962

ISBN-10: 0143111965

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One of the world's most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In "The Madman of Bergerac," Maigret gets caught up in an investigation in a provincial French town terrorized by a maniacal murderer?only after being shot following a man who has mysteriously jumped off a moving train. "The Madman of Bergerac" captures the obsessive snobbery and hypocrisy of small-town bourgeoisie.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Jun 2007
ISBN-13: 9780143111962
ISBN-10: 0143111965
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 165
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.75 x 6.5 x 0.5

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Biography of Simenon, Georges

The prolific Belgian-born writer Georges Simenon produced hundreds of fictional works under his own name and 17 pseudonyms, in addition to more than 70 books about Inspector Maigret, long "the favorite sleuth of highbrow detective-story readers" (SR). More than 50 "Simenons" have been made into films. In addition to his mystery stories, he wrote what he called "hard" books, the serious psychological novels numbering well over 100. The autobiographical Pedigree, set in his native town of Liege, is perhaps his finest work.

The publication of Simenon's intimate memoirs also attracted considerable attention. Simenon himself once said that he would never write a "great novel". Yet Gide called him "a great novelist, perhaps the greatest and truest novelist we have in French literature today", and Thornton Wilder (see Vol. 1) found that Simenon's narrative gift extends "to the tips of his fingers". The following are some of Simenon's novels, exclusive of the Maigret detective stories, that are in print.

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Review by Library Journal (2007-06-15)

Released in 1960 and 1932, respectively, these are two more outings in Simenon's delightful--and madly addictive-Inspector Maigret mystery series. Though written decades apart, the books each feature the inspector's wife in a significant role. Great fun.

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One of the world? s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Madman of Bergerac, Maigret gets caught up in an investigation in a provincial French town terrorized by a maniacal murderer? only after being shot following a man who has mysteriously jumped off a moving train. The Madman of Bergerac captures the obsessive snobbery and hypocrisy of small-town bourgeoisie.

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