Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series.
'He had realized that it was her eyes as much as her vivacity that made her look so young. They were of a blue that was paler than the September sky over the sea and still had an expression of surprise, of wonderment'
When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
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