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Maigret Is Afraid

By Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz
Maigret Is Afraid by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz digital book - Fable

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“A writer as comfortable with reality as with fiction, with passion as with reason.” —John Le Carré

Maigret stumbles upon a series of murders in Fontenay-le-Comte while visiting an old school friend

On his way home from a conference, Maigret stops to visit an old school friend in Fontenay-le-Comte. A man in the same train car introduces himself and asks if Maigret has come to help solve the murder case. In fact, the man’s brother-in-law had been murdered four days earlier, followed by the murder of a local widow in the same way, a blow to the head with a pipe. While Maigret is in town, a third murder is reported. Maigret soon discovers that there are two warring factions in the town, a clear class separation, and an air of suspicion that only he can put to rest.

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About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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