A case of deadlier than the male

Occasionally, we follow Maigret out of Paris and into the countryside or onto the coast, when he has…

13 May 2019 - 08.05 AM

Cooking, cleaning and fighting crime

Feminists, please look away, because Madame Maigret is a woman who knows her place. While half of…

09 May 2019 - 11.05 AM

Simenon lets it all hang out

Georges Simenon is ready to write another novel. He's roughed out the first chapter in his head and…

06 May 2019 - 10.05 AM

Soviet empire blown apart

Front-cover accolades on books veer into hyperbole and thus become devalued ("The global bestseller…

30 April 2019 - 08.04 AM