Key to the Quai des Orfevres

In 1949, after he had written another 28 "Maigret" novels since the first one in 1931, Belgian…

05 November 2018 - 08.11 AM

Beyond imagining

John Lennon was a man in millions. Even in exalted company his name came first: John, Paul, George…

24 October 2018 - 08.10 AM

Imagine no ‘Imagine’

There is “Imagine” the song, recorded by John Lennon in May 1971 and which, almost ever since, is…

15 October 2018 - 08.10 AM

Criminally satisfying

This is one of the most intriguing of the 30 or so “Maigret” books that we have read: a man calls on…

27 August 2018 - 08.08 AM

More than beer and sausages

Germany gave the world the word schadenfreude, and some parts of the world were happy to throw it…

16 August 2018 - 08.08 AM