Lock 14

Lock 14

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One rainy night, a canal worker stumbles across the strangled body of Mary Lampson in a stable near Lock 14. The dead woman's husband seems unmoved by her death and is curt and unhelpful when Maigret interviews him aboard his yacht. But gradually Maigret is able to piece together their story - a sordid tale of whisky-fuelled orgies and nomadic life on the canals. Can the answer to this crime be found aboard the yacht? Or is the murderer among the bargees, carters and lock-keepers who work the canal? In Lock 14, Simenon plunges Maigret into the unfamiliar canal world of shabby bars and shadowy towpaths, drawing together the strands of a tragic case of lost identity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 136 x 196 x 10mm | 116g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 014118728X
  • 9780141187280

Table of contents

Lock 14; the southern cross; Mary's necklace; the lover; the YCF badge; the American cap; the pedal; ward 10; the doctor; the two husbands; overtaking.show more

About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born at Liege in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed.show more

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