A brand new translation of this relocating novel concerning the damaging energy of greed, publication twenty within the new Penguin Maigret series.
Poor Cécile! And but she used to be nonetheless younger. Maigret had noticeable her papers: slightly twenty-eight years outdated. however it will be tricky to appear extra like an outdated maid, to maneuver much less gracefully, even with the care she took to be pleasant and delightful. these black clothes that she needs to make for herself from undesirable paper styles, that ridiculous eco-friendly hat! within the dreary suburbs of Paris, the cruel greed of a doubtless first rate lady is unearthed via her lengthy anguish niece, and Maigret discovers the far-reaching outcomes in their actions.
Penguin is publishing the total sequence of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been released in a prior translation as Maigret and the Spinster.
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