Simenon works his magic

Damn that Simenon. He was a crafty blighter. The fellow was a conjurer of words, juggling his plot…

21 May 2019 - 08.05 AM

A poisson out of water

The 27th book in the series was "Maigret in New York", and the 32nd, "Maigret at the Coroner's",…

16 May 2019 - 08.05 AM

Highs and lows riding the rails

Armchair travel has its attraction. We can’t go everywhere we want, so it can be a worthwhile…

14 May 2019 - 09.05 AM

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