The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien - Inspector Maigret

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'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray

A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging.

On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch.

A church steeple: beneath the weathercock, a human body dangling from each arm of the cross. . . Below another sketch were written four lines from
François Villon's Ballade of the Hanged Men.

On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man's suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to shoot himself.

This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets and The Crime of Inspector Maigret.

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780141393452
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 17172
Number of pages: 137
Weight: 114g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 9mm