In book forty-six of the new Penguin Maigret series Inspector Maigret is drawn into the unsavoury world of politics and cover-up scandals when he is called to the home of the Minister of Public Works on unofficial business.
Was Maigret wrong? From one point of view, certainly, because he had nothing to gain but everything to lose in confronting as powerful and wily a man as Mascoulin. The latter, on his feet, was proffering his hand. In a flash, Maigret remembered Point and his 'dirty hands' stance.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
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- Published 3rd August 2017
- 192 Pages
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