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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...

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

The fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge, in Linda Asher's timeless translation.There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed...

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 Three Evangelists

by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

The opera singer Sophia Siméonidis wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. Intrigued and unnerved, she turns to her neighbours: Vandoosler, an ex-cop,...

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 Mad and the Bad

by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith & James Sallis

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction

Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense  fortune...

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel

by Joël Dicker

Instant 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...

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...

Dog Will Have His Day

by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger


Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler...

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,...

The Lying Down Room

Commandant Serge Morel #1

by Anna Jaquiery

At night Armand lay in bed with a sadness in his heart that ballooned until there was room for nothing else.

He thought with horror of the lying-down room . . .

Paris; in the stifling August heat, Commandant...

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...