'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves
'People who've been here a long time have been talking about him. This morning, when I was having my coffee and croissants, it was all they were talking about. The old folks, even the middle-aged people, remember him and can't understand how he could have become a tramp. Apparently he was a good-looking man, tall and strong, who had a good profession and made a very decent living. And yet he vanished overnight without saying a word to anyone.'
The death of a homeless man in a condemned building in Les Halles leads Maigret on the trail of the vagrant's mysterious past, and an event that happened years ago in the close-knit community of Montmartre.
'His artistry is supreme' John Banville
'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness * Independent *
The most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales * Observer *
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