Author(s): Simenon, Georges, Reynolds, Sian,
Date of Publication: 04/04/2019,
Pagination: 192 pages,
Series: Inspector Maigret,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Fiction in translation, Classic crime
'Maigret would have found it difficult to formulate an opinion of him. Intelligent, yes, certainly, and highly so, as far as one could tell from what lay beneath some of his utterances. Yet alongside that, there was a naive, rather childish side to him.'
Maigret is savouring a beautiful spring morning in Paris when an aspiring film-maker draws his attention to a much less inspiring scene, one where ever-changing loyalties can have tragic consequences.