In Two Latitudes Author:Georges Simenon Two volumes: — the Mystery of the Polarlys — A swiftly moving story of crime, adventure and detection, a thousand-ton coasting steamer plying between Hamburg and Kirkenes. The voyage begins with a ploughs her way northwads through blizzards, there follows a series of eerie happenings on board which convince even the hard-headed Norwegian skipper t... more »hat hte Evil Eye has fastened on his ship. The solution is in the very best Simenon vein.
The scene is French Equatorial Africa; a mild young man, fresh from home, is pitchforked into the midst of the roistering, hard-bitten crowd at Libreville. He gets involved with Adele, an energetic young woman with a dusky past. The character of Adele, at once ruthless and good-hearted, sensual and maternal, is vividly drawn; she is one of Simenon's best portraits.« less