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The Cellars of the Majestic

The cellars of the majestic - an Inspector Maigret title from George Simenon - classic crime

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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Published Date: 2 July 2015
ISBN: 978-0241188446
Pages: 176

The dark side of glamorous expat life in Paris is brought to life in this new translation, book twenty-one in the new Penguin Maigret series. Translated by Howard Curtis.

Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess … In a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day … At six in the morning, she’s strangled, not in her room, but in the basement locker room … In all likelihood, that’s where the crime was committed … What was the woman doing in the basement? … Who could have lured her down there, and how? … Especially at an hour when people of that kind are usually still fast asleep

This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Hotel Majestic.





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