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The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue) by  Georges Simenon - Paperback - 27th Edition; 1st Penguin printing - 1946 - from Orielis' Books (SKU: 8423)

The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue)

The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue) by  Georges Simenon - Paperback - 27th Edition; 1st Penguin printing - 1946 - from Orielis' Books (SKU: 8423)

The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue)

by Simenon, Georges

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New York: Penguin Books. Very Good. 1946. 27th Edition; 1st Penguin printing. Mass Market Paperback. Penguin Books # 579, 244 pp. , 1st Penguin printing, 1st American paperback printing. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and soiling, owner's name embossed on front flyleaf. Pages browned, but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ;
Translator: Geoffrey Sainsbury. Described as the first of the Simenon titles to be published in America, this book contains two novellas, "The Battle of Nerves" and "A Face for a Clue". Described as the first of the Simenon titles to be published in America, this book contains two novellas, "The Battle of Nerves" and "A Face for a Clue".; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 244 pages;

The Battle of Nerves - Maigret stakes his reputation on a plan to test the innocence of Joseph Heurtin who has been sentenced to death (on what maigret thinks is insufficient evidence) f or the murder of a rich American woman. With the reluctant cooperation of the French judicial authorities, Maigret stages the condemned man's escape and sets his assistants to following him. Their chase lead them to a cafe for bargees on the Seine, but here he slips away from them. After that Maigret's job is even tougher.
A Face for a Clue - Maigret is summoned by the Mayor to Concarneau, a Brittany seacoast village, where late one night M. Mostaguen had been shot. Before Maigret has been in the town twenty-four hours, an attempt is made to poison not only three of the town's most prominent citizens, but Maigret himself. And the crimes do not stop there. In solving the mysteries, Maigret calmly refuses to be hurried. "I've been working backwards, " he tells his young assistant. ". . . It's a matter of atmosphere. A matter of faces . . . " .

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Orielis' Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8423
Title
The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue)
Author
Simenon, Georges
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
27th Edition; 1st Penguin printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1946
Keywords
Mystery Fiction, Murder Mystery, Jules Maigret Fictitious Character), Paris France, Continental European Fictional Works, Detective Stories, Police Procedural, Joseph Heurtin, Seine River Barges
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery / Georges Simenon;

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