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Maigret in Court

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In a great courtroom drama, Maigret has to explain why he does not believe that Gaston Meurant was capable of slitting his aunt’s throat for money and smothering a small child. But in saving him from the gallows, Maigret must expose some dark secrets about Meurant’s life.

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‘His artistry is supreme’ John Banville

They suddenly found themselves in an impersonal world, where everyday words no longer seemed to mean anything, where the most mundane details were translated into unintelligible formulae. The judges’ black gowns, the ermine, the prosecutor’s red robe further added to the impression of a ceremony set in stone where the individual counted for nothing

Maigret receives an anonymous phone call concerning the brutal murder of a woman and young child. The tip off concerns the woman’s nephew, a mild-mannered man by the name of Gaston Meurant. Maigret remains unconvinced of the man’s guilt and at his trial exposes some shocking truths about Meurant’s private life that may prove his innocence.

‘One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories’ Guardian

Additional information

Weight 0.123 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K