In Praise of …. The Cellars of the Majestic

cover.jpg.rendition.460.707 (3)Sometimes we wonder what would be the best book to get to know an author, before we decide on reading some other books. Eventually the question can be if you can only read one of his/her books, which one would you pick? To answer both questions I was glad to discover the following article by David P Simmons on Simenon Simenon, Georges Simenon & Maigret International Dailyblog The best novel to sample the author? I fully concur.

But please note I’m not saying The Cellars of the Majestic is the best Maigret. I simply don’t know the answer to that question, and to be honest, I don’t care. I rather talk about my favourites, …etc. 

My review is available here.

Three Covers for …. Maigret Sets a Trap


From left to right the TV tie-in cover for the paperback edition published in the UK on March 2016, the UK e-book cover published on March 2016, and the UK and US paperback covers to be publish on Oct 2017 and May 2018 respectively.

The Media tie-in or TV tie-in cover refers to newly published editions of a novel on which a film was based, sometimes renamed to match the film’s title and using promotional art created for the film.

Now the question is whether there’s any difference between both texts. And, as far as I know the only difference lies in the cover. The “TV tie-in” will have pictures of the actors from the TV series on the cover.  While other covers would not.

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