One day, Ernestine Micou, a woman who Maigret has arrested 17 years before, comes to him and tells the story of a strange adventure her husband, Alfred Jussiame, a safecracker, has had in Neuilly, where he found the dead body of a woman while committing a burglary. Maigret goes there and finds that the inhabitants of the house were a dentist, Guillaume Serre and his mother but they pretend that there was no burglary and no dead body. However, the strange thing is that Guillaume's wife is missing but they claim that she left for Holland, her native country, exactly the day Alfred pretended to have seen the body. Even stranger is the fact that Maigret realised that the window pane of the room Alfred pretended to have broken in order to get into the house is newly replaced and that his mother's husband also died in strange conditions.
This report prepared by Dana Samson