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Maigret Part 3: Zwarte Beertjes Maigret by Dick Bruna

Maigret Part 3: Zwarte Beertjes Maigret by Dick Bruna

I came across the work of Dutch artist, author and graphic designer Dick Bruna the other day. He has a very distinct, minalmalist style. The covers he designed for books such as Simenon's Maigret series are very popular and I...

One of the many "Maigret" omnibus volumes...this one published in 1964 and including five novels.  Simenon wrote slightly more than one hundred novels and short stories about Maigret and his cohorts at the Quai des Orfevres...Inspectors Janvier, Lucas and "little Lapointe".  Simenon's Paris of the 30's, 40's and 50's is as sharply-defined as is the gaslit London of Sherlock Holmes or the Manhattan of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (of about the same period).

One of the many "Maigret" omnibus volumes...this one published in 1964 and including five novels. Simenon wrote slightly more than one hundred novels and short stories about Maigret and his cohorts at the Quai des Orfevres...Inspectors Janvier, Lucas and "little Lapointe". Simenon's Paris of the 30's, 40's and 50's is as sharply-defined as is the gaslit London of Sherlock Holmes or the Manhattan of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (of about the same period).

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