Maigret in Court
Dreaming of his retirement to the Loire, Chief Inspector Maigret is dismayed to find himself once again embroiled in a brutal murder case. Gaston Meurant faces the Assizes Court on the charge of killing his aunt and a small child, but, although the evidence points to his guilt, Maigret doubts that the mild-mannered picture framer can have committed such a horrific crime. In the tense courtroom drama that ensues, Maigret must expose some unsavoury evidence about the accused man's private life in order to establish the truth and save him from execution, and sees the gentle Meurant turn into an obsessive and vengeful man in a search for justice outside the legal system.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaggsy - LibraryThing
A rather wonderful later Maigret - as usual the Chief Inspector is fully in control while appearing not to be actually doing much. He is less physically active in this story, which starts off with ... Read full review