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 a.m.

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 a.m.

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 a.m.

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 a.m.

Detective in troubled waters

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

11 June 2019 - 08.06 a.m.