'Just take a look,' Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife. 'Everyone here earns his living. Everyone's more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that's the rule here, and a necessity if people want to live in society.'
Outsiders are viewed with suspicion in the small Dutch town of Delfzijl. Maigret, unable to speak the language and a stranger to their strict, church-going way of life, must unearth the sins at the heart of this seemingly respectable community.
About the Author
Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. Sian Reynolds has translated many books from French, including the Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery series by Fred Vargas.
Series: Inspector Maigret
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 25th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 20.0