The Second Simenon Omnibus Author:Georges Simenon In this collection of three stories Simenon looks at crime and punishment from both points of view. That of the huter and of the hunted. — From the hunter's angle, there are two Maigrets, The Patience of Maigret and Maigret's Pickpocket. In the first, Maigret looks into the killing of his old underworld contact, Manuel Palmari. Palmari was a b... more »eteran Paris gangster Maigret suspected of being behind a chain of unsolved jewel thefts twenty years long. it is the longest casse he has ever had the pleasure of ending.
Mairgret's Pickpocket finds him in the film world, amoungst events that could almost only happen in a film. His wallet is stolen by a pickposket, who turns out to be a tortured genius with a corpse in his flat. And many other problems besides.
And then there is The Accomplices, a masterly study of the guilt and torment of a man whjo, in a careless instant, causes a brutal road accident that becomes a headline disaster.« less