Clockwise counting 13/50: Georges Simenon - The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien (1930) 3rd book of 75 in the Inspector Maigret series and, I think, the best so far. A bizarre case of a man who commits suicide in a cheap hotel room in Bremen. His suicide appears to be the direct result of Maigret's spur-of-the-moment decision to switch suitcases with the man. The book breathes a strong sense of mystery and psychological tension and the case points to long-ago events in the Belgian city Liege. Very nice indeed!