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Title:Maigret and the Toy Village
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
ISBN:0156551543
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Number of Pages:139
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, France

Maigret and the Toy Village by Georges Simenon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Maigret and the Toy Village Peg Leg Lapie a crusty old sailor is found mysteriously murdered in a most incongruous setting a picturesque cottage near Paris where he lived attended only by his young housekeeper Felicie But Lapie was not alone Maigret chief inspector of the Paris police is sure of it A man at work in his garden wearing clogs and a straw hat does not suddenly drop his tools to go indoors and fetch a bottle of brandy to drink alone in the summerhouse There must have been another glass that someone removed But F licie in her red hat trimmed with an iridescent feather proves a champion adversary as skilled in innuendo and evasion as Maigret is in deduction

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