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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...


Inspector Cadaver

by Georges Simenon & Will Hobson

A battle of wills between Inspector Maigret and an adversary from the past. The twenty-fourth novel in the new Penguin Maigret series.

When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter's lover,...


Paris Is Always a Good Idea

by Nicolas Barreau

Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing "wishing cards," but where her...


Signed, Picpus

by Georges Simenon & David Coward

Maigret dismantles an intricate network of lies stretching from Paris to Nice in book twenty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series.

"Mechanically, he had put his pince-nez down on the blotter and looked at...


Young Once

by Patrick Modiano & Damion Searls

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

 

Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the...


In the Café of Lost Youth

by Patrick Modiano & Chris Clarke

NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In the Café of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world...


The Heart

by Maylis de Kerangal & Sam Taylor

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through...


The Life of Elves

by Muriel Barbery & Alison Anderson

An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Life of Elves sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith. 

Muriel...


The Blue Line: A Novel

by Ingrid Betancourt

From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate

Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism,...


The Cellars of the Majestic

by Georges Simenon & Howard Curtis

The dark side of glamorous expat life in Paris is brought to life in this new translation, book twenty-one in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Maigret investigates the murder of Mrs. Clark, the wife of a wealthy...


The Case of Lisandra P.: A Novel

by Hélène Gremillon & Alison Anderson

“A cunningly plotted tale that is by turns cerebral, suspenseful—and ultimately shocking.” –Publishers Weekly

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Silent Wife about...


After the Crash: A Novel

by Michel Bussi

"Wonderfully ingenious and altogether satisfying."---Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing...


The Leopard Boy

by Daniel Picouly & Jeanne Garane

October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette's execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine. Edmond Coffin and Jonathan Gravedigger,...


The Mysteries of Paris

by Eugène Sue, Carolyn Betensky & Jonathan Loesberg

The first new translation in over a century of the brilliant epic novel that inspired Les Misérables

 

Sensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, The Mysteries of Paris is doubtless one of the most entertaining...


The Age of Reinvention

by Karine Tuil

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a suspenseful Gatsbian tale of a famous New York lawyer whose charmed and...


Life, Only Better

by Anna Gavalda & Tina Kover

Mathilde is twenty-four. She has abandoned her studies in art history in lieu of a menial job and lives in a house she shares with twin sisters.  One day she forgets her bag in a café and a week later an unknown...


The Lily and the Lion

The Accursed Kings #6

by Maurice Druon

‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne...


Lock No. 1

by Georges Simenon & David Coward

A new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in claustraphobic provincial town, book eighteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realised...


Mr Hire's Engagement

by Georges Simenon & Shaun Whiteside

Georges Simenon's chilling portrayal of tragic love, persecution and betrayal.

'One sensed in him neither flesh nor bone, nothing but soft, flaccid matter, so much so that his movements were hard to make out....


The Circle

Commandant Martin Servaz #2

by Bernard Minier

They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface.

Inside the house, his teacher lies dead.

But he claims to remember nothing...

June 2010. In the middle of a World Cup match, Martin Servaz...