The Hotel Majestic
Penguin delivers two more vintage Inspector Maigret novels by the legendary mystery authorA truly wonderful writer, marvelously readablelucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)
In The Hotel Majestic, Maigret investigates the murder of Mrs. Clark, the wife of a wealthy American industrialist, whose strangled body is found in the basement of an upscale hotel near the Champs-Elysees. Maigrets inquiries take him from the endless corridors of the Hotel Majestic to the countryside of the Bois de Boulogne and sun-drenched Cannes, into a world of prostitution, drug addiction, and blackmail.
A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)