Maigret and the Headless Corpse

Maigret and the Headless Corpse


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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

A man’s dismembered body is found in a canal, and only Maigret can uncover the killer

When a man’s headless body is discovered in Paris’s Saint-Martin Canal, Maigret is quick to answer the call. It is in this very neighborhood that he meets a strangely taciturn woman who runs a cafe. Her husband is away on a trip—or so she says. As is often the case, Maigret soon learns that there is more to the story than meets the eye.

As shocking as it is incisive, Maigret and the Headless Corpse is a compelling mystery from Georges Simenon.

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ISBN-13: 9780241297261
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Maigret Series , #47
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 286,130
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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