Maigret and the Lazy Burglar By Georges Simenon
Book/Novel Author: Georges Simenon
Book/Novel Title: Maigret and the Lazy Burglar
******* ** *One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories. * The Guardian** ** *
** During a high-profile hunt for the latest criminal gang to hit Paris, Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a quiet crook whom he cannot help but respect
**When the body of Honoré Cuendot, an old burglar acquaintance of Maigrets, is found in the Bois de Boulogne with his face bashed in, Maigret is appalled that his superiors consider it a mere gangland killing. And theres a personal element to this case as well: Maigret rather liked Cuendot. Instead of concentrating on the flashy bank robberies occupying the rest of his department, Maigret decides to inquire into Cuendots lifeand finds himself tied up in the bank robberies, too, along the way.
A deliberate, involving murder mystery that only the likes of our trusty Inspector could solve, *Maigret and the Lazy Burglar* reveals that Maigrets famous intuition is only one of his skills, and that his incredible empathy is just as important for bringing about justice. **