Inspector Jules Maigret has no more reason to mourn the loss of an unsavory ex-postmistress than has any resident of Saint-Andre-sur-Mer. Almost anyone could have shot her, including the frightened schoolmaster who's been accused, his mysterious wife, even his small son. Why is Maigret there, pitchforked into an odd assortment of people he has never seen before and charged with the task of digging out their deepest secrets? At first, it's nostalgic memories of oysters and the local white wine that lure Maigret away from Paris to this small village school where everyone -- from innocent-appearing children to the crustiest of their elders -- has something to hide. Then it's a secret agenda of his own that draws him on... In this classic whodunit, Maigret is in finest form, imperturbably and stylishly solving his case.
This paperback book is in very good condition with a reader's crease. Clean text and tight binding, no spine creases or marks.