From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.
Maigret has been interrogating a mysterious Dane, Carl Andersen, for hours without a confession. Why was the body of a diamond merchant found in his car at his isolated mansion? He's either innocent or a very good liar. What does his beautiful but vulnerable sister know? And what compels everyone at the Three Widows Crossroads to be so secretive? Maigret sets out to find his killer which ultimately leads to a thrilling climax.
Finally, after the wretched BBC attempts at Mysteries, we have something great!
I was giving up on a good British mystery being made ever again. The BBC stole the rights to Agatha Chriostie from ITV, and left the pretty good Marple series unfinished. Instead we had the foulness of the new Partners in Crime, where we have no mystery, a plot so stupid that you end up wanting to yell at the TV set, horrid acting, and the lead female character acting like she has her period the entire time on screen. Then we have the reanimated George Gently series, which I stopped watching after Detective Gently rolled his eyes when a witness said that world war two veterans were heroes. That turned me off completely. We have Father Brown, where you can guess who the murderer is, because they are always the most respectable and British person around....like I said; All garbage. I thought I was just going to have to keep on re watching Poirot with David Suchet, and Marple series with Julia McKenzie forever if i wanted to see a good mystery. But NO! Here we have the genuine thing! Well acted. Not slavishly similar to the novels, but a good synergistic mix of new and old. A real interesting mystery which I did not guess, and also real fleshed out characters. I want MORE!!!
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