Monsieur Monde Vanishes
A classic George Simenon thriller
First UK edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 138pp.
Monsieur Monde is a successful middle-aged businessman in Paris. One morning he walks out on his life, leaving his wife asleep in bed, leaving everything. Not long after, he surfaces on the Riviera, keeping company with drunks, whores and pimps, with thieves and their marks. A whole new world, where he feels surprisingly at home at least for a while.
A good plus copy. The book is in good solid condition, with foxing to the pages edges. The dustwrapper is lightly creased and rubbed to the edges and tanned to the rear but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.