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Lock No. 1

Lock No 1 - an Inspector Maigret title from George Simenon - classic crime

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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Published Date: 2 April 2015
ISBN: 978-0141396101
Pages: 176

A new translation of Georges Simenon’s novel set in claustrophobic provincial town, book eighteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.  Translated by David Coward.

Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realised that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape… What really counted was the lock, the hooting of the tugs, the stone crusher, the barges and the cranes, the two pilots’ bars and especially the tall house where he could make out Ducrau’s red chair framed by a window.

This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Lock at Charenton.

 

 

 

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