The Carter of 'La Providence'

The Carter of ‘La Providence’


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Format
ePub
Price
$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698150942
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A new translation of Georges Simenon’s tragic tale of lost identity–the third novel in the Inspector Maigret series

What was the woman doing here?
In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes!
She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening.
But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up.
If the whip had not been mislaid, it was likely the body might not have been discovered for a couple of weeks or a month, by chance when someone turned over the straw.
And other carters passing through would have snored the night away next to a woman’s corpse!

These questions lead Maigret into an unfamiliar world of canals, with its run down cafes, shadowy towpaths, and eccentric inhabitants.

Collect this and other novels in the Inspector Maigret series, now available in thrilling new English translations.

 

Praise

‘I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.’
– William Faulkner
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