A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon, David Coward

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A Maigret Christmas
Georges Simenon, David Coward
Mystery, Short Stories, Fiction
Penguin Classics
02 Nov 2017


It is Christmas in Paris, but beneath the sparkling lights and glittering decorations lie sinister deeds and dark secrets...

This collection brings together three of Simenon's most enjoyable Christmas tales, newly translated, featuring Inspector Maigret and other characters from the Maigret novels. In 'A Maigret Christmas', the Inspector receives two unexpected visitors on Christmas Day, who lead him on the trail of a mysterious intruder dressed in red and white. In 'Seven Small Crosses in a Notebook', the sound of alarms over Paris send the police on a cat and mouse chase across the city. And 'The Little Restaurant in Les Ternes (A Christmas Story for Grown-Ups)' tells of a cynical woman who is moved to an unexpected act of festive charity in a nightclub - one that surprises even her...

A collection of 3 short stories set in Paris at Christmas. Nice to read, but personally (I do not like the Christmas period 😉 ) I do not like the setting.

Simenon is off course a master story teller and these stories are fully part of his legacy and fame. Who wants to read something else then the unseal Christmas stories will enjoy him-herself with this book.


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