Maigret receives an anonymous phone call concerning the brutal murder of a woman and young child. The tip off concerns the woman's nephew, a mild-mannered man by the name of Gaston Meurant. At Meurant's trial Maigret is called to testify where he admits to continuing the investigation unofficially as he remains doubtful of the man's guilt. Maigret reveals that he had both Meurant and his wife followed and during the trial he exposes some shocking truths about Meurant's private life that may prove his innocence.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
'His artistry is supreme' John Banville
'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian
- Published 3rd May 2018
- 160 Pages
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