Maigret and the Hotel Majestic

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Maigret and the Hotel Majestic (French title: Les Caves du Majestic) is a 1942 detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his character Jules Maigret.[1] It was also published under the title The Hotel Majestic.


Maigret is called to the high-class Hotel Majestic to investigate a body. The wife of a wealthy American has been killed - but to Maigret's surprise she has a gun in her purse. He begins to follow up the handful of clues that could explain her secret life and her demise.


It has been adapted on two occasions for television. In 1993 it was made into an episode of an ITV Maigret series.[2]

It was filmed in 1945 as Majestic Hotel Cellars.