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Captain Fallut's last voyage is shrouded in silence. To discover the truth about this doomed expedition, Maigret enters a remote, murky world of men on the margins of society; where fierce loyalties hide sordid deeds.

About the Author

Georges Simenon(1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.


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

'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.'

-- William Faulkner

'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature'

-- Andre Gide

'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness'

-- The Independent

'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales'

-- The Observer

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.'

-- John Gray

'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates'

-- Muriel Spark

'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it'

-- Peter Ackroyd

'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century'

-- John Banville

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