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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,...


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...


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 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...


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...


Liberty Bar

by Georges Simenon & David Watson

A new translation of Georges Simenon's devastating novel set on the French Riviera, book seventeen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with...


The Misty Harbour

by Georges Simenon & Linda Coverdale

A new translation of Georges Simenon's gripping tale of lost identity. Book sixteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

A man picked up for wandering in obvious distress among the cars and buses on the Grands...


The Flemish House

by Georges Simenon & Shaun Whiteside

A new translation of this chilling novel, set on the Belgian border. Book fourteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

She wasn't an ordinary supplicant. She didn't lower her eyes. There was nothing humble about...


The Saint-Fiacre Affair

by Georges Simenon & Shaun Whiteside

Maigret's past comes to life in this vivid new translation of this evocative novel, set in the Inspector's home town. Book thirteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth...


The Mahé Circle

by Georges Simenon & Sian Reynolds

The first English publication of Georges Simenon's compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions.

'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's...


Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

by Pierre Lemaitre

In his acclaimed, award-winning novels Alex and Irène, Pierre Lemaitre created an unforgettable character in Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Now, in Camille, the final volume in Lemaitre's internationally...


The Shadow Puppet

by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz

A new translation of this gripping domestic tragedy, set in Simenon's very own neighbourhood. Book twelve in the new Penguin Maigret series.

One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead...


The Two-Penny Bar

by Georges Simenon & David Watson

A forgotten crime comes to light in the Parisian summer in Georges Simenon's twisted tale. Book eleven in the new Penguin Maigret series.

'A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the...


Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

by Pierre Lemaitre & Frank Wynne

Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. he is respected by his colleagues and he and his lovely wife, Irene, are expecting...


The Grand Banks Caf

by Georges Simenon & David Coward

A new translation of Georges Simenon's gripping novel set in an insular fishing community, book eight in the new Penguin Maigret series.

It was indeed a photograph, a picture of a woman. But the face was completely...


A Crime in Holland

by Georges Simenon & Sian Reynolds

A new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in a tranquil town on the dutch coast, book seven in the new Penguin Maigret series.

'Just take a look,' Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all...