One of the canal carters stumbled on the corpse of Mary Lampson, strangled in a stable near the lock: the find plunged Maigret into the damp world of barges and towpath cafes. The woman's husband, a retired English colonel, was curt and unhelpful on board his yacht. But gradually Maigret extracted an account of the garish whisky-sodden life they had led along the inland waterways of France. It called for a chase on a bicycle and a confession from a dying man to draw together all the strands of a curious and pitiful story.
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Georges Simenon (19031989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140020276