The Carter of La Providence

The Carter of La Providence

Book - 2014
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What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence.
Publisher: London, Penguin Books,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9780141393469
Characteristics: 151 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Coward, David - Translator


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Jan 18, 2019

Was " Lock No. 14" rewritten from this one?

Jul 26, 2016

I liked this mystery but enjoyed the setting, canal life in France during the thirties.

May 31, 2014

Belgian writer Georges Simenon wrote over 100 novels and stories starring the detective Maigret. And this is one of them.

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