mercoledì 7 aprile 2021

SIMENON SIMENON "REPORT" - THE LITTLE MAN OF ARCHANGEL BY GEORGES SIMENON REVIEW

Evening Standard - 03/04/2021 - Martin Bentham - One of the most pleasing and successful publishing ventures of recent times has been the re-issuing of Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret detective mysteries. More than a million copies have already been sold but the final one of the wonderful 75 novel series was published by Penguin Classics late in 2019 leaving fans who have been devouring them with relish facing a regrettable void. This year, however, there’s the prospect of four new Simenon stories to come, including a collection of Maigret short stories titled Death Threats due in September and three standalone novels in which the famous detective is absent.All are being printed in the same distinctive format as the Maigret series, with cover images from the Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert. The third, published in November, is The Stranger in the House, while the second, Betty, comes in June. But the first, out now, is The Little Man from Archangel, and the good news is that it’s a treat that’s every bit as gripping as the detective stories that preceded it... >>>

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