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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1964

£50.00

It all started with a telephone call. A breathless, frightened voice: 'I wanted to come and see you at first... I hung about the Quai des Orfevres, but I didn't go in, because he was at my heels... I suppose he wouldn't have hesitated to fire.'


Was the man a lunatic? Or was this a mad hoax? Maigret had had them often enough before. But something in the man's voice, a kind of terrified sincerity, convinced the chief inspector that this was serious. the dead body, lying in the cold night air of the Place de la Concorde, its face battered in, confirmed, in a brutally plain fashion, that it had been no hoax.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of spine and a slight lean. In an unclipped dust jacked with bruising along top and bottom edges and a small tear along the top edge on the front page.


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Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Simenon's first novel, Au Pont des Arches, was written in June 1919 and published in 1921 under his "G. Sim" pseudonym. Writing as "Monsieur Le Coq", he also published more than 800 humorous pieces between November 1919 and December 1922.

From 1921 to 1934 he used a total of 17 pen names while writing 358 novels and short stories.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of spine and a slight lean. In an unclipped dust jacked with bruising along top and bottom edges and a small tear along the top edge on the front page.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.