Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. In 1923 he moved to Paris, where under various pseudonyms he became a highly successful author of pulp fiction. In the early 1930s, Simenon emerged as a writer under his own name, gaining renown for his detective stories featuring Inspector Maigret. He also began to write his psychological novels, or romans durs. He wrote nearly two hundred books under his own name and became the worldwide best-selling. John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Anna Moschovakis is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn.
One of Simenon's most compelling psychological novels. Tribune These are novels of eye-opening, spine-tingling control and intensity. Their prefaces, by writers such as John Gray and Paul Theroux, forcefully argue the case for Simenon. To spend a Christmas pleasurably sunk in the deepest shades of noir, look no further. Independent Novels of eye-opening, spine-tingling control and intensity. To spend a Christmas pleasurably sunk in the deepest shades of noir, look no further. Sunday Tribune