SIMENON, Georges SCHAEFFER, Cornelia, trans.
Title: Inspector Maigret and the Strangled Stripper. First American Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  1954, 1954
Seller ID: 8174
SIMENON, Georges. Inspector Maigret and the Strangled Stripper. Translated from the French Maigret au "Picratt's" by Cornelia Schaeffer. Garden City : Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1954. First American Edition. Pp (10),9-188,(2). 8vo, purple cloth, white lettering to spine.
"The girl was young and very pretty. She had been drinking heavily that night, but she told her story convincingly enough to the Montmartre police. Her professional name was Arlette, ans she was the stripper at Picratt's after-hours cabaret. That evening she had overheard two men plotting to kill a countess for her jewelry. The police listened half-heartedly; no countess had been reported murdered. In the morning she denied her story. She couldn't remember much about a countess.
Three hours later she was dead ... strangled.
And ten hours later a countess was murdered.
When Inspector Maigret took on the case he came face to face with some of Montmartre's most depraved types. Here, with all of Simenon's genius forbrutal understatement, is the record of Maigret's perilous excursion into the half-world of Montmartre after dark in search of a calculating killer." from the dj flap.
Very good in edgeworn unclipped dustjacket. 30.00