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Night at the Crossroads

night at the crossroads - an Inspector Maigret title from George Simenon - classic crime

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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Published Date: 3 April 2014
ISBN: 978-0141393483
Pages: 160

A new translation of Georges Simenon’s sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. Translated by Linda Coverdale.

‘She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent’s dream. ‘I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector . . . but first of all please sit down . . .’ Her accent was more pronounced than Carl’s. Her voice sang, dropping on the last syllable of the longer words.’

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?

This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret at the Crossroads and The Crossroad Murders.

 

 

 

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