'One of the great psychological novelists of this century' Independent
They ran into cloud cover as they approached the French coast and flew up above it. Through a break in the clouds a little later, Maigret caught a lucky glimpse of the sea, sparkling as if covered in silvery scales, and fishing-boats trailing a wake of foam.
His neighbour leaned across amicably to point out the white cliffs, explaining:
'That's Dover ...'
When Maigret's prized gun goes missing, he must travel to London on the trail of a troubled young man on the run.
'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
When the sound of a gunshot penetrates the padded walls of Hector Loursat's study one night, and he discovers a body, he is forced to act. No longer able to ignore the world, he determines to get to the truth of what happened, and save an innocent life.
Hyper-prolific yet critically adored, the Belgian writer took crime novels into new terrority with his 75 books series – newly translated this week – winning devoted fans from Muriel Spark to Alfred Hitchcock in the process.