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The Bar on the Seine (Penguin Mysteries)

 
 
 
 
The Bar on the Seine (Penguin Mysteries)
Author: Georges Simenon
ISBN 13: 9780143038313
ISBN 10: 143038311
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2006-12-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $12.00
 
 

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 Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells Maigret a story, his investigations lead him to the Guinguette à Deux Sous, a bar by the River Seine, and into the seamy underside of bourgeois Parisian life.

The Washington Post - Patrick Anderson

The Bar on the Seine (1931) and The Hotel Majestic (1942)…are solid police procedurals, but beyond that they are charming and sometimes magical evocations of a Paris now long vanished.