In the French original, Le charretier de "la Providence" (1931).
Variously published in English as:
(i) "The Crime at Lock 14," with "The Shadow on the Courtyard" (1934), and in The Triumph of Inspector Maigret (1934) (trans. Anthony Abbot);
(ii) Maigret Meets a Milord (1963), and with the same title in the omnibus Maigret Meets a Milord (with "Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets" and "Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett"; 1983); and as Lock 14 (2003) (trans. Robert Baldick); and (iii) The Carter of "La Providence" (trans. David Coward) (2014).
Please distinguish between the stand-alone title Maigret Meets a Milord and the 1983 omnibus of the same name which includes other works.
Mystery legend Georges Simenon comes to Penguin with classic works in celebration of the iconic Inspector Maigret’s 75th anniversary
One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. Seventy-five years later, the incomparable Maigret mysteries make their Penguin debut with three of his most compelling cases.
In Lock 14, Simenon plunges Maigret into the unfamiliar canal world of shabby bars and shadowy towpaths, drawing together the strands of a tragic case of lost identity.
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What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence.… (more)