Pietr the Latvian

Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret #1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 07/11/2013
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Pietr the Latvian
Pietr the Latvian
Inspector Maigret’s first investigation sees the indomitable detective on the trail of Pietr the Latvian, a man (who may or may not be Latvian) believed re... READ MORE
Erin Britton


The first novel which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache and he didn't wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted. He shaved every day and looked after his hands. But his frame was proletarian. He was a big, bony man. His firm muscles filled out his jacket and quickly pulled all his trousers out of shape.He had a way of imposing himself just by standing there. His assertive presence had often irked many of his own colleagues.In Simenon's first novel featuring Maigret, the laconic detective is taken from grimy bars to luxury hotels as he traces the true identity of Pietr the Latvian.This novel has been published in previous translations as The Case of Peter the Lett and Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141392738
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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Pietr the Latvian
Has my search for a truly literary crime novel come to an end?
I've never read a Maigret before but after this, I'm definitely going to delve deeper into the series. Sombre, smart, nuanced - Georges Simenon has created... READ MORE
Graham Eveleigh