"Peg Leg Lapie," a crusty old sailor, is found mysteriously murdered in a most incongruous setting: a picturesque cottage a few miles outside Paris, where he lived attended by his young housekeeper, Felicie. Of all Maigret's many battles against hardened criminals and recalcitrant witnesses, his encounters with Felicie are among the most challenging. The sight of her red hat trimmed with an iridescent feather is enough to give Maigret nervous shivers. For to her, lying is second, perhaps even first, nature. In a literal as well as a figurative sense, she leads the Inspector up the garden path, testing to the utmost his detective skills and sangfroid.
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