Maigret's rival

Paperback, 176 pages

English language

Published Nov. 9, 1984 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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M travels to the tiny town of Saint-Aubin-les-Marais, near Niort, in the Vendée, at the request of the Examining Magistrate Victor Bréjon. His brother-in-law, Étienne Naud had asked him for help, since after the death of a young man, Albert Retailleau, rumors had been flying that Naud was involved. M is surprised to see Old Cadaver, Justin Cavre, who'd been on the force with M for 20 years till forced to resign due to problems caused by his wife. But Cavre, who also goes to Saint Aubin, ignores him. M quickly learns that no one in town wants to help, except one young man, Louis Fillou, who'd been Albert's friend. M learns that Albert had been the lover of Geneviève Naud, and had gone to see her the night he was killed. But that night he'd been angry, and told Louis it was all over. M is surprised when Alban …

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