Harcourt Brace Jovanovich / 1968
Hardcover / 192 pages

Maigret's Boyhood Friend was first published as L'Ami d'enfance de Maigret in 1968. It was translated into English by Eileen Ellenbogen. Leon Florentin is Maigret's boyhood friend, with whom he went to school, and hasn't seen since. Now Florentin is involved with a murder. Maigret soon realises that the clown of the form at school has come down in the world and is now a con man. He's not only a swindler, but a kind of pimp. And as it turns out, a liar.

︎Condition note: A used book in acceptable condition / extensive chipping, soiling and tearing to dustjacket  / Binding is good /Interior pages are free of markings or underlinings / Book comes wrapped in protective mylar