Re: RARA-AVIS: Simenon noir

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 04 Apr 2001

First: sorry for that nasty typo in my previous posting.. Simenon named his noir novels: tough novels (dur-in French).

I recommend you to read : The Stain on the Snow . Probably his masterpiece. But anyway a great book...

Also: The Rings of Bicê´²e(aka The Patient) The Cat Three Beds in Manhattan

There are more, but it's a good start.

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

--- Mark Sullivan <> wrote:
> Etienne wrote:
> "The real good Simenon is in his other novels he
> wrote after WWII (he
> called them the "though novels"- and some really
> were... His best is
> there)."
> I've read one of these and thought it were pretty
> good, very noir -- I'm
> drawing a blank on the title at the moment, but it
> had to do with a
> mistress and a carcrash with a schoolbus. Can you
> give me the titles or
> few of the best non-Maigrets?
> Mark

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