Chief Inspector Maigret's brief May holiday in London serves up a tale of evil people planning wicked deeds: they're definitely not the usual criminals he's used to dealing with at Police Nationale headquarters in Paris! Oh no, this lot is a very different kettle of fish: most of them are piranhas.
The Eurostar has barely arrived at St. Pancras before he's being followed. Next he receives an invitation to an event that he would rather avoid, but is coerced into attending. Then he discovers that a woman he'd hoped never to see again is living nearby and that Scotland Yard expects him to interrogate her on their behalf. Then the first body turns up...
Next take a Cambridge undergraduate, add a dodgy character named Slippery Sid and throw in a really dreadful creature, together with a large piece of garlic. Stir briskly, then finish with a creme caramel! What will be the result? Why, another fine old mess, of course, that will prove the very devil of a job for Philippe Maigret to fix before his end of June deadline.
Can he, and Scotland Yard, do it? Or will they need the help of a brave amateur? Like the first two books in this trilogy, Chief Inspector Maigret Visits London will appeal to children aged 12+.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
Margaret de Rohan has travelled widely, and also worked briefly in the fashion industry in Melbourne, and for the Australian High Commission in London. A mother and a grandmother, Margaret was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Oxford Brookes University in 2005. Her previous children's books are Celia and Granny Meg go to Paris (Matador 2011) and Celia and Granny Meg Return to Paris (Matador 2012).