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Mauvais climat

by Jacques Masurel

Sélectionné pour le Prix du livre Environnement de la Fondation VEOLIA

Quelques années après la COP 21 de Paris un étonnant enchaînement de situations plonge trois passionnés d’écologie et une journaliste...


Le bonheur au travail

by Anne Chanard, Corinne d’Argis & Duc Ha Duong

Un jeune stagiaire va de découvertes en étonnements pour sa première expérience professionnelle...

Jean-Hubert, dit Jub, est en 2e année de l’Ecole des Managers. Il est recruté par l’entreprise Pace,...


A Climate of Fear

by Fred Vargas

From the #1 bestselling French author and four-time winner of the Crime Writers’ Association’s International Dagger Award

"French crime queen's new mystery—her best yet."—The Sunday Times ("Must Reads")...


The Kingdom

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert

A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world

Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère...


Cinq tableaux

by Anne Richet

« On s’en fiche de la photo. Moi, ce que je veux savoir, c’est pourquoi Gustave Léger, fils de collectionneur, a vendu toute la collection de son père, sauf cinq tableaux, les cinq tableaux précisément...


The Principle: A Novel

by Jérôme Ferrari & Howard Curtis

A challenging read that encourages reflection, The Principle examines a world inching closer to it's own destruction. 

Overpopulation, nuclear war, fascism, contemporary capitalism, and climate crisis all play...


Maigret and the Old Lady

by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz

Maigret takes a case from a lively old widow whose maid has been poisoned. The thirty-third book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

 

The inexplicable murder of the wealthy Valentine Besson’s maid leads the...


2084: The End of the World

by Sansal Boualem

A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive caliphate...


Maigret at the Coroner's

by Georges Simenon & Linda Coverdale

In Arizona on a study tour of America, Maigret observes a day in the life of a local coroner and becomes absorbed in a young girl’s murder. The thirtieth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

 

On his travels...


My Friend Maigret

by Georges Simenon & Shaun Whiteside

Three vintage Maigret novels by legendary mystery author Georges Simenon

One of the world 's most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers since 1931 with his matchless creation...


Maigret's First Case

by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz

When a Paris musician witnesses an altercation that may have been a murder, the young Maigret becomes embroiled in his first case. The thirty-first book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

A musician walking...


La Femme de Gilles

by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Faith Evans & Elisa Albert

"A haunting, slim novel which has the mesmeric inevitability of a classical tragedy." --Independent on Sunday

La Femme de Gilles tells the story of a fatal love triangle—written on the eve of World War II.

Set...


The Slow Waltz of Turtles: A Novel

by Katherine Pancol & William Rodarmor

In this mega-bestseller from France and the follow-up to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, a woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her journey to discover who she really is.

Fortysomething...


Trysting

by Emmanuelle Pagano, Jennifer Higgins & Sophie Lewis

“It’s as though you had to know the password for our relationship . . .”

What is love? Why do some people make our hearts flutter, while others leave us cold? A seductive blend of Maggie Nelson and Marguerite...


Maigret's Holiday

by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz

While on holiday, Maigret is drawn into the murder of a teenage girl and subsequent disappearance of her brother and must confront an evil that is hidden in plain sight. The twenty-eighth book in the new Penguin...


Villa Triste

by Patrick Modiano & John Cullen

This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for...


Félicie

by Georges Simenon & David Coward

A story of love and obsession featuring a most memorable femme fatale. The twenty-fifth novel in the new Penguin Maigret series.

 

Peg Leg Lapie, a crusty old sailor, is found mysteriously murdered in a most...


Constellation

by Adrien Bosc

This best-selling debut novel from one of France’s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers

 

On...


The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History

by Jean D'ormesson, Barbara Bray & Daniel Mendelsohn

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways...


Paris Vagabond

by Jean-Paul Clébert, Donald Nicholson-Smith & Patrice Molinard

An NYRB Classic Original 

Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end...