Georges Simenon is my new hero!
It was only by chance that I read a book with the great Commissaire Maigret. I was accompanying Johnny to some friends that were in desperate need for a person that could fix their computer. And who better for the job than my dear Johnny.
While he was working his magic I was getting really bored and I noticed they had lots of books so I browsed around and picked the smallest book I could find and started reading. The book was called “Maigret and the Old Lady”. Long story short, I was captivated and asked the person there if I could borrow the book and a few more with this new detective.
Needless to say that during my free time I’ve read the books and I can truly say I have found a detective that captivates me as much as Sherlock Holmes. The books have such a nice flow and they don’t let anything out until the very last pages which makes them so addictive.
Fast forward to the present day, I was with one of my sister-in-law shopping and she pointed a book she wanted to buy and I was stunned. There it was the new printed version of “Maigret and the Old Lady”. You can imagine that I bought it. I am one of those people that enjoy possessing things. Well I’m not a hoarder, I can’t afford hoarding especially with my hobbies. Manga, stitching supplies, stitching kits, notebooks and books are expensive.
Anyway, that’s when I decided to look for the books and see if I could buy them.
It was an easy search. On the Polirom site you can find most of the books with Maigret and I was happy to see that a few of them were on sale. So, I’m waiting for 7 new books that cost me no more than 12 Euro. Yup, I only bought the books that were on sale.
That might seem cheap on my side but there are 74 novels with the Commissaire Maigret. In the long run I will invest a good amount of money in buying all the novels. But for now I will have to wait for my new books: “The Friend of Madame Maigret”, “The Saint-Fiacre Affair”, “Liberty Bar”, “Maigret at the Gai Moulin”, “Maigret in New York”, “Maigret and the Killer” and “A Battle of Nerves”.
Just as a side note, I got interested in what other books Georges Simenon wrote and I started reading about his life. He really is an interesting character and apparently he lived till I was 2 years old (1903 – 1989). Not only that, but he hanged around with really interesting people, for example Josephine Baker.
I, for one, am captivated by the people in these black and white photos.