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My Friend Maigret

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Mon Ami Maigret first editionFirst edition
By Georges Simenon
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Mon Ami Maigret

First publication

Literature form

Crime, mystery

Writing language

Author's country

Approx. 54,500 words

Notable lines

"So you were in the doorway of your establishment?"

"Yes, inspector, sir."

There was not point going over it all again. Four or five times Maigret had tried to persuade him to say just "inspector". What did it matter? What did any of it matter?

— First lines, trans. Shaun Whiteside

"You came to France to find out about our methods, and you will have observed that we don't have any."


After which, very quickly, he turned his head and looked at the bottom of the water.

— Last line


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See also:

The Big Sleep

Murder on the Orient Express

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