In this chillingly realistic story, Maigret immerses himself in the underworld of Montmarte to search out a maniacal killer. Arlette is a stripper at an after-hours cabaret. Following a night of heavy drinking, she weaves her way to the police station where she reports having overheard a plot to murder a countess. Later, sober, she retracts her statement. Nevertheless, both she and the countess are soon dead. With authentic characters who transcend time, Simenon explores the eternal problems of man's destiny.
About the Author
Georges Simenon (1903-1989) is one of the most widely read and published novelists of all time. He wrote more than two hundred books under his own name including seventy-five Jules Maigret novels, for which he is best known, and more than two hundred under a series of pseudonyms. He published his first book in 1931 and his last in 1972.