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The Late Monsieur Gallet
Author: Georges Simenon

ISBN: 9780141393377
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 13 January 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 1.4
'A smaller photo on the piano showed a man with thick hair, a salt-and-pepper goatee beard, wearing a jacket with poorly cut shoulders. The oval of his face was as long as the boy's. Another detail brought Maigret up short, and it was several moments before he realized that the man's lips, which almost cut his face in half, were abnormally thin.'

Investigating the circumstances around the death of a certain Monsieur Gallet, Maigret finds that much of the man's life was a lie: the name he travelled under and even his stated profession. More worryingly, his wife's haughtiness and his son's casual indifference to the death suggest that there is more to this family than meets the eye. Indeed, the death of Monsieur Gallet may conceal another crime entirely.

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. Anthea Bell is the award-winning translator of numerous French and German works: from the "A...

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