Maigret Stonewalled by George Simenon, Margaret Marshall

By George Simenon, Margaret Marshall

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In fact, he was now trying to bring it to life, to picture Monsieur Gallet chatting to his wife in the dining-room at Saint-Fargeau, or leaving the house to catch his train at the station. Little by little, the upper part of the face became clearer. Maigret thought he remembered that there were dark rings under the eyes. “I bet it’s liver trouble,” he said all of a sudden, under his breath. ” retorted the Inspector from Nevers, annoyed. ” Lights from a travelling shooting-gallery blazed up in the middle of the square, where they were dismantling the wooden horses of a merry-go-round.

People who left Sancerre Sunday the 26th. 9. Announce reward, by town-crier, to anyone who met Gallet Saturday the 25th. His colleague from Nevers watched his every movement with a rather forced smile. “Well? ” “Nothing at all! Two telegrams to get off and then I shall go to bed…” Only the locals were left in the café, finishing their game of billiards. Maigret went to have a quick look at Nettle Lane which had once been the main drive of a large estate and still had an avenue of handsome oaks.

What was it that made Maigret think she must have been slim once, perhaps even thin, in early life and that she had put on weight with age ? “Your husband was murdered in Sancerre, on the night of the 25th to 26th. I have the painful task of…” The Chief Inspector turned and pointed to the picture of the boy. ” Momentarily, Madame Gallet almost seemed to lose the icy calm which she obviously considered essential to her dignity. … And today is the 27th… In that case, you are wrong… Wait…” She went into the dining-room, where Maigret caught sight of the maid on all fours.

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