December 2nd, 2016


Book Review: Pietr the Latvian, by Georges Simenon

The first book in the Inspector Magritte series.

Pietr the Latvian

Penguin Books, 1931, 176 pages

In Simenon's first novel featuring Maigret, the laconic detective is taken from grimy bars to luxury hotels as he traces the true identity of Pietr the Latvian. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

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