"Odessa is incredible! The downtown area is so much like Paris with the older architecture and tree-lined streets. I think I walked the entire city."
So perhaps a new Maigret series might go even further east.
A few comments and thoughts about crime books set on the mainland of Europe, with titbits about real eurocrime. We hear so much about crime in the USA that many people imagine that Europe is a crime free zone. In crime fiction Europe has become a real challenger to the Americans, but unfortunately real life crime especially in Britain is increasing as well.