By Georges Simenon
Translated by way of Eileen Ellenbogen. Peg Leg Lapie, a crusty previous sailor, is located mysteriously murdered in a so much incongruous surroundings: a picturesque cottage close to Paris, the place he lived attended basically by means of his younger housekeeper, Felicie. yet Lapie was once no longer by myself, Maigret, leader inspector of the Paris police, is bound of it.
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The Chief Superintendent had been struck by it the very first time he saw her. A high, stubborn forehead, butting away obstinately at anything that stood in its path. ” “What about you? ” She ate, she read. Smothering his exasperation, he looked at her quizzically, and tried to sound as fatherly as he could. “You told me this morning that you were sure he had made you his heir…” “Well! ” She had made coffee, and she now poured herself a cup. She obviously liked her coffee, and she lingered over it, savoring it, but she did not offer any to Maigret.
She knows something, that’s for sure. She’s so sharp, she’ll cut herself one of these days…” Lucas nodded in agreement. The doors of the little church were left open throughout the service, so that the scents of springtime were even more pervasive than the incense. It was not far from the church to the graveside. After the ceremony, the family were to return to the cottage, to deal with the matter of the will. ” exclaimed Ernest Lapie in surprise. ” “According to Félicie…” “Félicie! Félicie! ” Involuntarily, Maigret shrugged.
Outside the front door of Cape Horn, Maigret found Inspector Janvier waiting for him. He had followed his quarry all the way back to Jeanneville. His cigarette glowed in the dark. It was a fine, starlit night. The only sound was the croaking of frogs. “I knew her at once, Chief, from the description Lucas gave me over the telephone. When the truck drove up to the city gate, the young lady was sitting in front with the driver, all very friendly. Then she got out. She walked up Avenue de la Grande-Armée, looking in the shopwindows.
Maigret and the Toy Village by Georges Simenon