by George Simenon
Originally published in 1931
When an ominous note predicting the time and place of a death finds its way to Maigret’s desk in Paris, his investigation brings him to Saint-Faicre, the place of his birth. It isn’t long before a darkness descends on Maigret and the town, as the prediction becomes a brutal reality and the Inspector discovers he is not welcome in the place he once called home.
As much a thriller as a meditation on alienation, The Saint-Faicre Affair displays Simenon’s unique and searing perspective of the struggles we all are forced to endure.
I had this lovely penguin copy and I loved holding it to read. Does that sound bizarre to you? I think not if your a book lover too! This was my first Maigret book believe it or not! I did enjoy it. Many good suspects and I didn’t figure it out. I had a suspicion, but I was a little off. I read this book in one day! We were flying to Seattle for our Alaskan cruise and it kept me entertained during all the waiting at the airports. We missed our connecting flight in Chicago and had to wait another 3 hours for the next one out. Looking forward to reading more Maigret!
This one counts for Bev’s Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt – Gold Era – Car. That’s three for that era!