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Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

by Pierre Lemaitre & Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre...


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...


Autumn, All the Cats Return

by Philippe Georget

Inspector Sebag is a policeman in the South of France with an unparalleled sixth sense, who excels at slipping into the skin of killers and hunting them down. However, when a retired French Algerian cop is discovered...


The Yellow Dog

by Georges Simenon & Linda Asher

In the tense crime story The Yellow Dog, Simenon moves beyond the genre, creating a richly evocative psychological landscape with haunting insights into the dark corners of human nature.


The Night at the Crossroads

by Georges Simenon & Linda Coverdale

A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. 'She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred...


The Frozen Dead

Commandant Martin Servaz #1

by Bernard Minier & Alison Anderson

Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the French Pyrenees. The kind of place where winters are harsh and unforgiving and where nothing ever happens.

Until the winter morning when a group of workers...


The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel

by Joël Dicker

New York Times Bestseller

“Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review

One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List”

 

The publishing phenomenon topping...


The First Person

by Pierre Turgeon

In The First Person, an embittered computer programmer working for the police has decided to erase his identity. We do not know why. Leaving his old life behind, the man becomes a private detective in Los Angeles...


The Cemetery of Swallows

by Mallock

One day, Manuel Gemoni travels to the other end of the world to kill an old man in the Dominican Republic. When questioned by police, Manuel can only explain his bizarre actions by saying, “I killed him because...


Nazis in the Metro

by Didier Daeninckx & Anna Moschovakis

A riveting novel of political intrigue, set on the Left Bank of Paris

From France’s leading political crime writer comes a novel that delves into the country’s radical political movements on both the left...


The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

by Georges Simenon & Linda Coverdale

The third book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt, in a compelling new translation by Linda Coverdale. A first ink...


The Carter of 'La Providence'

by Georges Simenon & David Coward

The fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings,...


Pietr the Latvian

by Georges Simenon & David Bellos

The first novel which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos. Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign...


The Late Monsieur Gallet

by Georges Simenon & Anthea Bell

The second book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, in a new translation by Anthea Bell. Instead of the detail filling...


The Stone Boy

by Sophie Loubiere

The bestselling French phenomenon, winner of the Prix Lion Noir, now available in English for the first time...

When Madame Préau returns to her own house outside Paris after several years spent in a convalescent...


Summertime All The Cats Are Bored

by Philippe Georget

It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore. The town is full of tourists and the at the Perpignan police headquarters, Sebag and Molino, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured...


Mapuche

by Caryl Férey

Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those “people of the earth” who roamed the most fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over two thousand years before being dispossessed in 1910 by...


The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

Commissaire Adamsberg #7

by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award

More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide....


A Very Profitable War

by Didier Daeninckx & Sarah Martin

A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One

In January 1920, in the aftermath of “the war to end all wars,” private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the...