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. The thirty-eighth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. 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.
About the Author
Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.