By Georges Simenon
Set within the oppressively squalid streets of Paris, A Man's Head gains Simenon's famed detective as he tracks a killer at the run, whereas the writer's sharp prose conjures up the ambience of Parisian luxurious motels, seedy bars, and darkish alleys.
Read or Download A Man's Head (Inspector Maigret, Book 5) PDF
Best detective fiction books
An web lothario is murdered in chilly blood. Police instantly concentration their research at the sufferers whose damaged hearts he left in his digital wake. Can Ali Reynolds turn out a former colleague’s innocence sooner than a remorseless killer makes a decision it’s time to tug the plug . . . on her?
Ali Reynolds starts off the summer season considering her so much tough problem can be surviving a six-week-long direction on the Arizona Police Academy. Then an acquaintance from her outdated information broadcasting days in California exhibits up with an alcohol challenge and an not going tale a few lacking fiancé. Ali reluctantly has the same opinion to assist.
The guy posing as former anchorwoman Brenda Riley’s husband-to-be is published to be a cyber-sociopath. while he turns up useless, Brenda turns into the best suspect, having vanished and not using a hint after breaking into his domestic days previous. trying to transparent her friend’s identify, Ali is instantly drawn right into a net of on-line intrigue that threatens to steer to a real-world deadly error.
A Holmes-Watson Detective group in Jazz-Age Philly! Sherlock Holmes Fiction secret (British Detectives).
Sherlock Holmes’ smarter brother, Mycroft, joins Thomas Watson, Dr. Watson’s son, in Nineteen Twenties Philadelphia to enquire the mysterious explosion at a speakeasy, which killed the landlord and his car-playing friends.
The physique of a teenage woman is chanced on in a cistern deep less than the town of Istanbul. For the Turkish police force’s so much gifted officer, Inspector Çetin Ikmen, this can be a tricky case. the lady was once his daughter’s good friend and her dresses, that of a nineteenth-century Ottoman, deals no effortless clarification.
Hours of significant examining look ahead to, with secret and crime stories from many of the twentieth century's most famed authors.
About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication anthologies has proved to be one among our preferred endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally supply them as charges to our mailing checklist! ) One query we preserve getting requested is, “Who’s the editor? ”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a bunch attempt. every body at Wildside works on them. This contains John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their very own! )
• “A Senior on Death” is copyright © 2006 via Noreen Wald. It initially seemed in Chesapeake Crimes II
• “Murder at the Orient Express” is copyright © 1995 via artwork Taylor. It was once initially released in Ellery Queen’s secret journal, December 1995
• “The Stolen Venus,” is copyright © 2008 through Darrell Schweitzer. It was once initially seemed in Alfred Hitchcock’s secret journal, October 2008
• “Rear View Murder” is copyright © 2006 by means of Carla Coupe. It initially seemed in Chesapeake Crimes II
• “Thubway Tham’s Inthult,” through Johnston McCulley, initially seemed in Detective tale journal, October 21, 1919
• “The Ides of March,” via E. W. Hornung, initially seemed within the beginner Cracksman (1905)
• “Pinprick” is copyright © 2009 by way of Skadi Beorg. It used to be initially released within the brief tale assortment continually After Thieves Watch
• “The purple Herring,” via William wish Hodgson, initially seemed in Captain Gault (1917)
• “Dragon Bones” is copyright © 2003 by means of Jacqueline Seewald. It used to be initially released via Orchard Press Mysteries in September 2003
• “The Golden Slipper,” via Anna Katherine eco-friendly, initially seemed within the Golden Slipper and different difficulties for Violet unusual (1915)
• “Kali,” by means of Eric Taylor, initially seemed in All-Star Detective, November 1929
• “Driven to Distraction” is copyright © 2006 through Marcia Talley. It initially seemed in Chesapeake Crimes II
• “The Blue Cross,” by means of G. ok. Chesterton, initially seemed within the Innocence of pop Brown (1911)
• “The Worst Noel” is copyright © 2009 by way of Barb Goffman. It initially seemed within the reward of Murder
• “Mr. Clackworthy’s Pot of Gold,” through Christopher B. sales space, initially seemed in Detective tale journal (1920)
• “The Monkey God,” through Seabury Quinn, initially seemed in genuine Detective stories, April-May, 1927
• “Wedding Knife” is copyright © 2004 by way of Elaine Viets. It was once initially released in Chesapeake Crimes
• “The Mad Detective,” by way of John D. Swain, initially seemed in Detective tale journal, might eight, 1926
• “The experience of the Diamond Necklace,” through G. F. Forrest, initially seemed in Misfits: A booklet of Parodies (1905)
• “Security Blanket” is copyright © 2004 by means of Toni L. P. Kelner. It used to be was once initially released in Riptide: Crime tales through New England Writers
• “A criminal with no Honor,” by way of Johnston McCulley, initially seemed in Detective tale journal (1921)
• “The Daughter of Huang Chow,” through Sax Rohmer initially seemed in stories of Chinatown (1922)
• “Anchors Away,” is copyright © 2010 by way of C. Ellett Logan. It initially seemed in Chesapeake Crimes: they'd It Comin’
• “Ways of Darkness,” by way of E. S. Pladwell, initially seemed in All-Story Weekly, October 25, 1919
• “Thubway Tham’s Inthane Moment,” via Johnston McCulley, initially seemed in Detective tale journal, Nov. 19. 1918
- Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins, Book 1)
- The Sticklepath Strangler (A Medieval West Country Mystery, Book 12)
- White Jazz (L.A. Quartet, Book 4)
- And Four to Go (Nero Wolfe, Book 30)
- The Clue of the Broken Blade (The Hardy Boys, Book 21)
Additional resources for A Man's Head (Inspector Maigret, Book 5)
That he looked more intelligent than he was, and that a fine expression concealed a second-rate ability; something of that sort. In any case, he looked the wrong kind of husband for a stupid and promiscuous wife. -50- 'I don't know much of it's if He spoke slowly, Watson importance,' measured voice. 'But, as you wished to see every one who had spoken to Sir Malcolm this evening, I thought I had better remain. Though, as a replied. ' 'It's a brief one. I was anxious to have a few words with His Excellency this evening on a personal matter, so at about a quarter to eleven I came along to this office and knocked at the door.
Okay,' Vachell said cheerfully. He threw the diary on to the Governor's desk and left it lying under the reading- lamp. 'We'll let it lie until the chief returns. ' compressed, watched Jeudwine methodihunting through the papers. The search took time, but no one spoke. Vachell lounged against the desk, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on Jeudwine's fingers. The tramp of the KALI guard outside the windows sounded at regular intervals through the room. Pallett stood by, something tense and unrelaxed in his attitude.
E. mentioned yesterday he wanted a dose. ' A sudden silence oppressed the three men in possession of the dead Governor's study. Hannibal's powders, one of the murdered man's last thoughts on earth; his affection for the dachshund, how he used to whistle it to his heels every morning when he went for his daily ride in the hills; the dog's cushion, spattered with red hairs, in the corner of the room. VachelPs even-toned voice continued: 'Then there's one more note. m. " That's — — . . -44- There was a silence.