Death or 'dishonour'

A sense of dread permeates German writer Florian Huber's book from the very beginning. It is April…

18 July 2019 - 10.07 AM

A new perspective on an old enemy

Mark Smith has written a fluent meditation on Russian history, a gallant attempt to reason with…

02 July 2019 - 08.07 AM

Writer on firm ground and at sea

Belgian author Georges Simenon didn't count the popular Inspector Maigret as his most significant…

17 June 2019 - 09.06 AM

Detective in troubled waters

The majority of the "Maigret" mysteries are naturally set in Paris, where the Detective Chief…

11 June 2019 - 08.06 AM

Two men of one mind, sort of

Although we have read at least half of the 75 "Maigret" books, "Maigret's Memoirs" is one that we…

03 June 2019 - 10.06 AM