The Hatter’s Ghosts – Georges Simenon
A masterful tale of murder and intrigue in a small French town, from the celebrated author of the Maigret series
Not only had the rain in the dark streets, with a halo around each light and reflections on the ground, always given him a certain thrill, it also made it easier for him to move around. It has been raining for twenty days in La Rochelle – ever since the first murder. Since then, five more bodies have been found.
In the cafes, over card games, a quiet terror of the killer in their midst spreads through the little town. But unknown to anyone, Kachoudas, a poor, timid tailor, has discovered, quite by accident, who the murderer is. As a twisted cat and mouse game begins, Simenon’s chilling novel takes us into the darkness of the criminal mind.
‘Dark, disturbing … Simenon discovered something fundamental about the soul’ Guardian