Most readers know Georges Simenon’s great Maigret mysteries. And some have read Simenon’s stand-alone novels. But, I’m guessing few people have read Simenon’s fictional autobiography, Pedigree. Pedigree is Georges Simenon’s longest (560 pages!) and most compelling novel. “In the early 1940s, Simenon began work on a memoir of his Belgian childhood. He showed the initial pages to André Gide, who urged him turn them into a novel. The result was, Simenon later remarked, a book in which everything is true but nothing is accurate.” Simeon wrote Pedigree so his own son, Marc, would understand the bizarre circumstances that shaped his life. If you’re a fan of Maigret or have any interest in Georges Simenon, don’t miss this great book!