Maigret in Vichy by Georges Simenon
Maigret and his wife take a much needed holiday to Vichy, where they quickly become used to the slower pace of life. When a woman, who they regularly pass by on their daily strolls, is murdered Maigret can't help but offer his assistance to the local Inspector, a former colleague of Maigret's. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . .
Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian