New York Review Books Classics: Monsieur Monde Vanishes by Georges Simenon (2004, Paperback)
Monsieur Monde is a successful middle-aged businessman in Paris. One morning he walks out on his life, leaving his wife asleep in bed, leaving everything. Not long after, he surfaces on the Riviera, k...
Pros: the genre expectactions are invariably wrong
Cons: something of a deus ex machina (or diable ex machina?)