A Crime in Holland : Inspector Maigret

  • by Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • Series: Inspector Maigret
  • 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a French professor visiting the quiet Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer; Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased; and, of course, a notorious local crook.
Georges Simenon was born in Li├Ęge, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

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What the Critics Say

"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant" (John Gray)
"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century... Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories" (Guardian"A supreme writer... unforgettable vividness" (Independent)

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Maigret investigates a killing in Holland

Terrific tale of a crime in a small northern Dutch town near the North Sea. Has some elements of an Agatha Christie novel.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios