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Witnesses, the (1955) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

How well can any man know another?

How much can he believe of what others say?

How far can he even trust himself?

Lhomond, the judge, asks himself these questions during a dramatic murder trial. The witnesses give evidence - the body on the railway line, the accused's drunken state, the lover's alibi.

Lhomond has the power of life and death over others. It is assumed that his own life is beyond reproach.

But even a judge is human, and if he has a querulous, bed-ridden wife he must be tempted to quiet her forever...

In this taut, brilliant story of a man set over others who himself harbours a desire to murder, Simenon once again proves himself a master of character study and suspenseful writing.

Original title: Les Témoins
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: Witnesses, the

Witnesses, the (1956)
Edition Details:

This translation was first used in the omnibus works "The Witnesses and the Watchmaker", Doubleday, Garden City NY (1956) and "The Judge and the Hatter", Hamish Hamilton, London (1956).

Language: English

Translated by: Moura Budberg
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Witnesses, the (March 1974)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: White Lion
ISBN: 0856174181
Pages: 154

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Witnesses, the (1968)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: New English Library
Pages: 157

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Witnesses, the (1958)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Four Square
Pages: 159

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Witnesses, the (1957)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Hillman
Pages: 158

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