2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
A small-time crook has been murdered on a Mediterranean island. A nasty piece of work - a drunken thug, pimp and thief. Yet just before he died he was heard boasting in a crowded bar about his policeman 'friend' Maigret. Inspector Maigret decides to take a little island holiday to find out what's going on. But nobody there seems to have a motive for killing Pacaud - not the old English lady and her male 'secretary' nor the ageing prostitute and the Dutch anarchist.
But all of them have secrets they'd prefer to keep hidden ...
Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was born on 12 February 1903 in Liège, Belgium. He began work as a reporter for a
local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he
moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He started by writing pulp-fiction novels and novellas published, under various pseudonyms, from 1923 onwards. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret
short stories. Although Simenon is best known in Britain as the writer of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels made him a household name and institution in Continental Europe, where much of his work is constantly in print. The dark realism of Simenon's books has lent them naturally to screen adaptation. Simenon lied in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.