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"A writer as comfortable with reality as with fiction, with passion as with reason." --John Le Carré

In Simenon's iconic first novel featuring Inspector Maigret, the laconic detective is taken from grimy bars to luxury hotels as he traces a fraudster's true identity Inspector Jules Maigret, a taciturn detective and commissaire of the Paris Brigade Criminelle, receives notice from Interpol that a notorious conman known only as Peitr the Latvian is en route to France. Armed with a broad description and a scant few clues, Maigret plans to intercept him at the train station outside Paris. But when he arrives, he finds that there are several suspects--some living, and some dead--who meet the description uncannily well. Who is Pietr the Latvian, truly? A vagrant, a seaman, a businessman, a corpse? Russian, Norwegian, American or Latvian? In Pietr the Latvian, the iconic first novel of Simenon's classic series that made Inspector Maigret a legendary figure in the annals of detective fiction, Maigret must use his every instinct to unravel the mystery and track down the truth.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780141392738
  • ISBN-10: 0141392738
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Dimensions: 7.72 x 5.34 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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