The two-penny bar
“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 GuardianA forgotten crime comes to light in the heart of Parisian summer in this twisted Inspector Maigret tale“A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank . . . there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale.”A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.
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|Grouping Author||simenon georges|
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Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989.
Watson, David, 1959-
|author||Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989,|
Simenon, Georges,1903-1989.Guinguette à deux sous.
|display_description||Visiting a prisoner to inform him that his reprieve has been denied and that his execution is scheduled for the next day, Inspector Maigret listens to the condemned man's story, undertaking a personal investigation that leads him to the Guinguette à Deux Sous, a bar by the Seine, and into the seamy underbelly of bourgeois Paris.--|
Arlington Public Library
Connection Crystal City
Maigret, Jules -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Police -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
|title_display||The two-penny bar|
|title_full||The two-penny bar / Georges Simenon ; translated by David Watson|
|title_short||The two-penny bar|