The Madman of Bergerac (Inspector Maigret)

The Madman of Bergerac (Inspector Maigret) Book
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The Madman of Bergerac (Inspector Maigret)

by: Penguin Books

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A new translation of Simenon’s tense novel, book fifteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

He recalled his travelling companion’s agitated sleep – was it really sleep? – his sighs, and his sobbing. Then the two dangling legs, the patent-leather shoes and hand-knitted socks . . . An insipid face. Glazed eyes. And Maigret was not surprised to see a grey beard eating into his cheeks. A distressed passenger leaps off a night train and vanishes into the woods.

Maigret, on his way to a well-earned break in the Dordogne, is soon plunged into the pursuit of a madman, hiding amongst the seemingly respectable citizens of Bergerac.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.

‘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.’ – The Guardian

‘A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.’ – The Independent

June 9th, 2015 by