When a one-legged retired clerk nicknamed "Pegleg" is found shot to death at close range in the bedroom of his house in a small provincial town, Maigret questions the middle-aged man's maid, an irreverent, independent and irascible young woman who is reluctant to co-operate with the inspector's inquiries. Her exact relationship with the victim is unclear and she, along with the dead man's brother and saxophonist nephew, become suspects. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
When Maigret and Félice enter Melanie Chochoi Epicerie to retrace her movements on the day of the murder, she says she purchased, amongst other items, a pound of butter. In France she should have asked for a kilo (kilogram) or demi kilo (half kilogram) of butter. See more
Do you think I killed him?
Chief Inspector Maigret
My private thoughts are no concern of yours.
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