Over a five month period in 1955 four women are stabbed to death in Montmartre after dark, a prostitute and a midwife among them - women with nothing in common beyond being brunette. Justice minister Morel leans on chief Inspector Maigret to catch the murderer and Maigret sets a trap, using policewoman Marthe Jusserard as a decoy. She survives an attack, sartorial evidence leading to married mother's boy Marcel Moncin, whom Maigret arrests. However whilst Moncin is in custody there is a further murder and Maigret looks to Moncin's family to help solve the murders.
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While Maigret is walking outside he takes his lit pipe out of his mouth. He then puts it in his jacket pocket without knocking the lit tobacco out of it. See more
The story is supposedly set in 1955 but one of the street scenes has a black Simca Aronde P60 going by. This model was not released until October 1958. See more
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