A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
6/27/1930 Monsieur Gallet is late
June 27, 1930. On this day Inspector Jules Maigret is assigned to investigate the death of Emile Gallet, a traveling salesman. But is that his real name and his real occupation? Nothing can be taken for granted in The Late Monsieur Gallet, Georges Simenon's third novel about the great detective. Originally published in France in 1931, it has also appeared in English as Maigret Stonewalled, and The Death of Monsieur Gallet.