A very good first edition in the original red binding. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket, with some minor discoloration to the outer edges of covers and minor wear to folds, and in the location where a previous price label has been removed.
The Comte de Saint-Hilaire, member of one of the most prominent families in France and a former diplomat, has been found dead. In one of his drawers the police finds hundreds of letters from the Count to the Princesse de Varay. Maigret is asked to investigate the case, but is urged to use “upper discretion”. Is there a link between the death of the count, and the death of the Prince de Varaye the week before?