This was my first foray into the world of Inspector Maigret and I can’t believe that I have waited this long. Thanks again to my excellent brother, I have been able to explore the criminal goings-on of mid-twentieth century Paris.
Here we have a closed world: three houses at a crossroads and a crime committed which involves at least two of them. And yet (although I have read hundreds of crime novels and pride myself on my ability to guess the perpetrator) I had no idea who was responsible. This is excellent storytelling.