Maigret's first impressions of the USA colour this sparkling new translation, book twenty-seven of the new Penguin Maigret series. What was it about him that had struck Maigret so forcefully?...Little John had cold eyes!...Four or five times in his life, he had met people with cold eyes, those eyes that can stare at you without establishing any human contact. Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld, and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. "Compelling, remorseless, brilliant." (John Gray). "One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." (Guardian). "A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness." (Independent).