She stepped forward, her silhouette slightly blurred in the dim light. She stepped forward like a film star, or rather, like the perfect woman of an adolescent's dream.
'I hear you wish to speak to me, inspector. But first, please do sit down'.
Her accent was stronger than Carl's. Her voice sang, dropping at the ends of words.
And her brother stood by her as a slave stands near the sovereign he is sworn to protect.
Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for seventeen hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide?
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. Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honored with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.
'A genius . . . Simenon broke all the rules of detective fiction.' Daily Telegraph
Series: Inspector Maigret
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th May 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 6