A Crime in Holland

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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

Georges Simenon's thoughtful mystery set in a tranquil town on the Dutch coast

"'Just take a look, ' Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife. . . . 'Everyone here earns his living. Everyone's more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that's the rule here, and a necessity if people want to live in society.'"

When a French professor visiting the quiet Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community appears 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 a notorious local crook.

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 11/25/2014
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.40d
ISBN13: 9780141393490
ISBN10: 0141393491
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Thrillers | Suspense
- Fiction | Crime
- Fiction | Literary

About the Author
Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe.

Siân Reynolds has translated many books from French, including the Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery series by Fred Vargas.