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Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters

by Georges Simenon & Will Hobson

Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns...


Maigret at Picratt's

by Georges Simenon & Will Hobson

When a Montmarte stripper overhears a plot to murder a countess, Maigret is on the case. The thirty-sixth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

 

Arlette, a beautiful young dancer at Picratt’s in Montmartre...


Maigret's Memoirs

by Georges Simenon & Howard Curtis

A fictional autobiography of Maigret, Georges Simenon’s brilliant detective. The thirty-fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

 

In this make-believe memoir, Maigret recounts a meeting with the author...


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")...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

Panique, the 1947 French film noir classic based on Mr. Hire's Engagement, will be reissued by Rialto Pictures in January 2017

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


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...