London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. [Mystery novel] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.156. Translated from the French by Eileen Ellenbogen. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket designed by Beverley LeBarrow, priced at £3.95. Top edge dusty else a fine copy. 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 #53846
Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction p.167 (2002).
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