By Georges Simenon

A brand new translation of this relocating novel concerning the damaging strength of greed, e-book twenty within the new Penguin Maigret series.

Poor Cécile! And but she used to be nonetheless younger. Maigret had visible her papers: slightly twenty-eight years outdated. however it will be tough to appear extra like an outdated maid, to maneuver much less gracefully, even with the care she took to be pleasant and delightful. these black attire that she needs to make for herself from undesirable paper styles, that ridiculous eco-friendly hat! within the dreary suburbs of Paris, the cruel greed of a doubtless good lady is unearthed by means of her lengthy anguish niece, and Maigret discovers the far-reaching results in their actions.

Penguin is publishing the full sequence of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been released in a prior translation as Maigret and the Spinster.

Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray

'One of the maximum writers of the 20th century . . . Simenon used to be unrivaled at making us glance within, even though the power was once masked by means of his brilliance at soaking up us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian

'A excellent author . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent

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