Exotic dancer Lili warns the police that a countess is going to be murdered -- but she doesn't know which one. She is herself murdered after leaving the police station. This leaves Maigret with two problems: who killed Lili, and is there really a countess in danger?
Maigret glides through the Parisian night life without letting it touch him. The same cannot be said for his young assistant, Inspector LaPointe. Nor even for the people who have to live that life. Maigret investigates Lili's death because it is his duty; LaPointe's motivation is more personal and emotional. It's Maigret's tactics that bring out the truth, though LaPointe's passions help a lot at a critical moment.
The broadcast I saw was entitled "Maigret in Monmartre" after the Paris district where the action takes place.
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