Inquest On Bouvet
by Georges Simenon
This product is a vintage book, and pre-owned.
No doubt Maigret was on holiday when Monsieur Bouvet disconcerted everyone by falling dead as he was examining old prints at a bookseller's stall beside the Seine. 'One of our readers' - a smart young American tourist - snapped the body and sold the picture to a newspaper. And then the fun began. For people recognised the dead man.
Madame Jeanne, the concierge, knew very well that he was René Bouvet. It was her privilege to busy herself with the last rites. But Mrs Marsh swore he was her husband, Samuel. So the Commissioner of the Paris Police HQ became involved and the venerable Monsieur Beaupère began inquiries 'on behalf of the families concerned'. At length Lucas, one of Maigret's inspectors, was deputed to find out exactly who Bouvet was, and an uncommon tale it proved to be.
Paperback: 152 Pages
Product Dimensions: 110 x 175 mm
Published by Penguin Books (1958)