Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
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.