he stepped forwards, her silhouette slightly blurred in the dim light. She stepped forwards like a film star, or rather, like the perfect woman of an adolescent's dream. And her brother stood by her as a slave stands near the sovereign he is sworn to protect.'
On the outskirts of Paris, a sensational crime in an isolated neighbourhood becomes the focus of Maigret's investigation. But the strange behaviour of an enigmatic Danish aristocrat and his reclusive sister prove to be even more troubling.