Over a five month period in 1955 four women are stabbed to death in Montmartre after dark, a prostitute and a midwife among them - women with nothing in common beyond being brunette. Justice minister Morel leans on chief Inspector Maigret to catch the murderer and Maigret sets a trap, using policewoman Marthe Jusserard as a decoy. She survives an attack, sartorial evidence leading to married mother's boy Marcel Moncin, whom Maigret arrests. However whilst Moncin is in custody there is a further murder and Maigret looks to Moncin's family to help solve the murders.
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Did You Know?
One of the most-adapted Simenon stories; it was also adapted as the penultimate episode of Season 3 of the BBC's "Maigret" series. See more
At the end of the movie, Maigret walks through the park where we see an older man and child reading an album of TinTin ("Le Trésor de Rackham le Rouge", first published in 1944). The back-cover of the album shows all the album covers, some of which were not yet published in 1955. More so, that back cover design was not used until the 1970's. See more
Maigret Sets A Trap
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