'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray
When a tramp is recovered from the Seine, after being badly beaten, Maigret must delve into the man's personal circumstances to figure out just who wanted to kill him.
This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret and the Dosser and Maigret and the Bum.
'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
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