London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. [Detective fiction] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.155; . Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Beverly Lebarrow. Binding is tight and clean, with minor spotting to edges, small bump to bottom edge. Dust-wrapper is price-clipped, bright. Internally clean, spot of production damage to margin of p.125. Near Fine. Maigret is forced out of Paris, and into a country town, where he is intolerably bored. An old woman approaches him with a tall story about a murdered man in a judge's house, but it turns out to be the truth after all, and Maigret finds himself less bored than he had at first thought. Item #52449
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