Francophone literature

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection

Awards

 

Origin

Delete Francophone literature

 

Fiction

Literary (111)

Mystery & Detective (51)

Historical (10)

Short Stories (4)

Biographical (4)

Thrillers (3)

Fantasy (2)

Science Fiction (2)

 

Non-Fiction

Human Science (1)

 

Origin

Quebec (3)

 

Language

English (185)

French (3121)

German (0)

Spanish (436)

Italian (709)

 

Protection

All (185)

DRM Free (3)

DRM (182)

More options

Maigret and the Man on the Bench

by Georges Simenon & David Watson

Inspector Maigret must untangle the web of lies left behind by a murdered man whose family didn’t know him as well as they thought. The forty-first book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

When a man is found...


Maigret's Revolver

by Georges Simenon & Sian Reynolds

When Maigret’s .45 revolver is stolen from his home, he becomes embroiled in a murder in which the gun may have played a deadly role. The fortieth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Maigret is the victim...


How to Behave in a Crowd: A Novel

by Camille Bordas

A witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent.

Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in...


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...


The Seventh Function of Language

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor

From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express)

Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential...


Autopsy of a Father

by Pascale Kramer & Robert Bononno

“[Kramer’s body of work is] precise and sumptuous . . . a song of emotion, but with a great lucidity about the humanity of simple people.” —Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Swiss Grand Prize for Literature...


Maigret Takes a Room

by Georges Simenon & Shaun Whiteside

When a man is killed outside a Parisian boarding house, Maigret moves in to get to the bottom of it. The thirty-seventh book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

While keeping watch outside Mademoiselle Clément's boarding house to await...


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...


The End of Eddy

by Edouard Louis & Michael Lucey

An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna...


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")...


Max

by Sarah Cohen-Scali & Penny Hueston

Nazi Germany 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is...


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...


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...


Like Death

by Guy de Maupassant & Richard Howard

A devastating novel about the treachery of love by Maupassant, now in a new translation by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator Richard Howard

Olivier Bertin is at the height of...


Black Water Lilies: A Novel

by Michel Bussi

From the author of the "wonderfully ingenious" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) novel After the Crash, a thrilling tale of a murder that takes place in Claude Monet's garden and the mystery that...


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...