Maigret investigates the circumstances surrounding the attempted suicide of a countess and the death of a multi millionaire, both seemingly strangers but staying in the same hotel.
Georges Simenon was born in Licge, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon
was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was
masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories
* Guardian *
A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness * Independent *
The most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales * Observer *