Masters at work

And so, Penguin Books has reached number 70 in its ambitious reissue of the 75 Maigret novels, one a…

23 July 2019 - 08.07 AM

One woman, five men in a Simenon sextet

It's fair to say that Georges Simenon was obsessed with sex. As his son John recounted: "At the end…

22 July 2019 - 08.07 AM

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