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13 Culprits, the (1932) [Collection]
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The detections of Monsieur Froget, the "Examining Magistrate," are set among the people of a city the young Simenon knew well. As the translator, Peter Schulman, says in the introduction, "it is a marginal Paris, populated by society's losers who, for one reason or another, are brought down by a petty vice, or a greedy aspiration, that invariably leads to a bitter sense of failure in their lives … and, of course, a crime they hubristically think they can get away with. It is the lonely city within all levels of the Parisian mosaic; a Paris made up of eccentric individuals who all, in some manner or another, feel as though they have been hung out to dry on the fringes of society." It is a Paris of prostitutes, adventurers, circus artistes, and the flotsam thrown up by the First World War. It is a world captured by a great writer.


  • Ziliouk
  • Monsieur Rodrigues
  • Madame Smitt
  • The "Flemings"
  • Nouchi
  • Arnold Schuttringer
  • Waldemar Strvzeski
  • Philippe
  • Nicolas
  • The Timmermans
  • The Pacha
  • Otto Müller
  • Bus

Original title: Les 13 Coupables
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral

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Edition #1: The 13 Culprits

The 13 Culprits (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Peter Schulman
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The 13 Culprits (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Crippen & Landru
ISBN: 188594179X
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.5
Pages: 176

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