My rating: 4 of 5 stars
During their holidays in Sables-d’Olonne, Maigret’s wife is hospitalized with an attack of appendicitis. While visiting his wife in the hospital, he receives a strange note to go visit the patient’s bed 15.
From then, Maigret is involved in the investigation of a murder of a young woman of 14 years and the subsequent disappearance of her brother.
A story full of mystery and suspense with one the best Maigret’s performance.
La plage des Sables d’Ozone par Raphaël Toussaint
Two TV series were made based on this book: Maigret en vacances (1971) with Jean Richard, Georges Aubert, Chantal Banlier; and Les vacances de Maigret (1995) with Bruno Cremer, Alain Doutey, Ronny Coutteure .