The iconic Inspector Maigret novels by Georges Simenon have recently been re-released by Penguin. Previously published as The Bar on the Seine a revised translation of the text is now being called The Two-Penny Bar, currently Available to Order from Amazon.com.
“A forgotten crime comes to light in the Parisian summer in Georges Simenon’s twisted tale. Book eleven in the new Penguin Maigret series.’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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