Maigret Set Two
The second Folio Maigret collection brings together three of Georges Simenon’s engrossing detective novels, alongside woodcut illustrations by the great Harry Brockway.
The quintessential French detective returns in this irresistible three-volume collection of classic crime novels, each carefully chosen by our editors to represent the very best of Jules Maigret. In Maigret in Society, Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Mistake, we see the detective wrestle with the upper echelons of the French aristocracy, attempt to foil a crazed murderer on the streets of Paris, and investigate the pervasive influence of a charismatic brain surgeon. Full of the psychological astuteness and elegant writing that made Simenon enormously popular among his fellow writers as well as with readers, these three volumes feature stylish illustrations by Folio favourite Harry Brockway. Produced in series with our first Maigret collection, the smart bindings are blocked with a classic image of the detective, showing his pipe and heavy overcoat, and his head bent in thought. An essential collection for any fan of sophisticated crime fiction.
The names of the victims and of the streets where they had been attacked, and the hours of the different murders, had become familiar to all newspaper readers, and for Maigret they were a veritable obsession
Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Set in Garamond with Trajan as display
472 pages in total
Frontispiece and 4 integrated black & white woodblock illustrations in each volume
Spotted Eco endpapers
Blocked cloth slipcase
8¾˝ x 5½˝