The Hanged Man of Saint-PholienPaperback - 2014
'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.' It all started yesterday. Or did it begin years ago? All Maigret knows is that the shabby traveller he was following has committed suicide in a hotel room. As he delves further, a ten-year-old secret begins to emerge - one that some people will do anything to keep. 'His psychological intensity . . . marks him as a leading writer of the century.' The New York Times
Uniform Title: Pendu de Saint-Pholien. English
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014.
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 137 pages ; 20 cm