Georges Simenon was born at Liege in Belgium in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed.
A triple play from Simenon's eternally popular Inspector Maigret series, these debuted in 1931 (Lock and Head) and 1936, respectively. These petite editions (6.5" x 4.75") all sport art deco covers with beautiful period monochrome pictures by Brassa? and a nice photo of Simenon on the inside cover. Very spiffy. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. ("People") [Simenon was] a writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)