Maigret Sets A Trap

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
87 min

your methods, Chief Inspector?

I need to understand what attracts

this man to these women at this time.

The whole of Paris has theories as

to why he's attracted to these women

at this time!

And the Cabinet is full of theories

about what should be done -

from establishing a curfew

to rounding up every immigrant

and undesirable in Montmartre

and interrogating them with impunity

until someone squeals.

This city has seen enough Gestapo

tactics in my lifetime.

It's not something I want to see

again...let alone authorise.

With repeat murders,

the killer is usually attracted

to the same kind of victim.

But these women are not similar

in age or profession.

Nor are they connected with each

other through church or background.

Their only link is that they were

walking through Montmartre

after dark.

And that they had dark hair.

He leaves no witnesses.

He makes no mistakes.

Maigret, tell me what I should say

to my Cabinet colleagues,

as to why Cameliau has not replaced

you after five months on this case!

Police work can take time, sir.

This time is taking lives,

Chief Inspector.

I am very aware of that.

It is taking reputations.

It's taking mine.

And it is taking yours.

I'm sorry to intrude but I thought

I should return this.

Thank you.

Is there any news?

There's no news.

Would you mind holding her, please?

Thank you.

Will you sit down?

You can join us if you like., thank you.

Do you know when our mummy's

coming home?

Will you tell me about your mummy?

The fifth victim of

the killer who has been terrorising

the 12th arrondisement since June,

has been named by the police

as Georgette Lecoin,

a mother of four young children.

She also leaves a 30-year-old

husband named Dennis Lecoin.

It is understood from neighbours

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Stewart Harcourt

Stewart Harcourt is a British screenwriter and showrunner. He has created, written, and executive produced the series Maigret (ITV, 2016), Agatha Raisin (Sky, 2016), Love and Marriage (ITV, 2013), Jericho (ITV, 2005) and Hearts and Bones (BBC, 2000-2001). He has written screenplays for Agatha Christie's shows Poirot and Marple, and also adapted the novels Treasure Island for Sky, Dracula for BBC, and Churchill's Secret for ITV. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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