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Books

The Maigret novels are perfect for the train. Just don’t let their cynicism blight your view of your fellow passengers

17 March 2018

9:00 AM

17 March 2018

9:00 AM

Donald E. Westlake wrote crime books that were funny, light and intricate. Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Hard Case Crime, £7.99) was first published in 1974. The protagonist is Harold Künt. (That umlaut, as you can imagine, is very, very important.) In reaction against his name, he’s become a serial prankster.

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