"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...?imenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." -The Guardian A visit from a tall, thin woman he arrested many years ago-now married to a hapless burglar-leads Maigret on a tortuous investigation in which he struggles with a formidable suspect A face from Maigret's past reappears to tell him about the misadventures of her husband, a safecracker nicknamed "Sad Freddie" who discovered a dead body while committing a burglary and fled the scene in a panic. In a race against the clock, Maigret must use his full arsenal of investigative methods to solve the crime.
by Georges Simenon
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