Purchase Title ›Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date: 1 September 2016
Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector – and the writer who would immortalise him.
I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes … He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. ‘Making it seem truer than life, that’s the crux of it. Well, I’ve made you truer than life.’