A series of vicious, murderous attacks on three wealthy farms in Picardy hit the national headlines and the elite Brigade Criminelle at the Quay Des Orfevres is called upon to lend its expertise in tracking down the brutal gang responsible for the slaughter. However, Inspector Maigret is resolute in investigating the murder of an obscure anonymous Parisian, an investigation that ultimately solves both crimes.
Did You Know?
First English-language adaptation of this particular Maigret story; neither the Rupert Davies series nor the Michael Gambon had used it. See more
The surname of the examining magistrate Comeliau is mispronounced throughout as "COMM-el-oh", when it should be "Comm-ELL-ee-oh". See more
[to the man who murdered Albert Rochain and who has just described him as "a little man - a nobody"
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
I want you to know that his name was Albert Rochain and that he had a wife and that they were trying to start a family. And for all his little bets and his little winnings, his life was more successful than yours, because *he* didn't end up like an animal in a cage, despised by everyone, with nothing to look forward except his execution.
In the final credits the character played by Matt Devere is listed as "Detetctive" See more