Subtitles Maigret (2016) S01E01 – Maigret Sets a Trap

Chief Inspector Jules Maigret hunts for a serial killer.

Created by flamboyant author Georges Simenon, pipe-smoking Chief Inspector Maigret is one of this century’s classic fictional sleuths. Set in the 1950s in Paris, Maigret is a detective in the Flying Squad and solves some of the most mysterious crimes around.

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.