Georges Simenon - Author

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe.

 

David Bellos is the director of the program in translation and intercultural communication at Princeton University and has won many awards for his translations, including the Man Booker International Translator's Award.

 

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Maigret and the Ghost Inspector Maigret #62

Maigret and the Ghost Inspector Maigret #62

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2018

During an undercover case Inspector Lognon is shot in a room he was sharing with a beautiful woman who has since disappeared. Inspector Maigret retraces Lognon's secretive last few days and is drawn into the darker side of the art world. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Apparition. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret's Anger Inspector Maigret #61

Maigret's Anger Inspector Maigret #61

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

During a quiet spell in June Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman. When a body is discovered near the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator and loses his temper when his own reputation is threatened by the case. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Loses His Temper. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret and the Saturday Caller Inspector Maigret #59

Maigret and the Saturday Caller Inspector Maigret #59

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Inspector Maigret is followed home one evening by a man who reveals his intention to kill his wife and her lover. Maigret intervenes and speaks to the man daily but when the calls suddenly stop Maigret finds a murder on his hands. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse Inspector Maigret #58

Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse Inspector Maigret #58

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

A retired manufacturer has been shot dead by his own pistol, last seen alive by his son-in-law. In this seemingly motiveless murder, Inspector Maigret must rely on his famous intuition to discover the truth. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Black Sheep. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

MAIGRET ET LE CLOCHARD

MAIGRET ET LE CLOCHARD

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET CHEZ LE MINISTRE

MAIGRET CHEZ LE MINISTRE

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET LA VIEILLE DAME

MAIGRET ET LA VIEILLE DAME

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET HESITE

MAIGRET HESITE

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET LES TEMOINS RECALCITRANTS

MAIGRET ET LES TEMOINS RECALCITRANTS

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

LA PIPE DE MAIGRET

LA PIPE DE MAIGRET

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET L'HOMME DU BANC

MAIGRET ET L'HOMME DU BANC

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET SE FACHE

MAIGRET SE FACHE

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET LES BRAVES GENS

MAIGRET ET LES BRAVES GENS

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET MONSIEUR CHARLES

MAIGRET ET MONSIEUR CHARLES

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET CHEZ LE CORONER

MAIGRET CHEZ LE CORONER

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET, LOGNON ET LES GANGSTERS

MAIGRET, LOGNON ET LES GANGSTERS

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

UN ECHEC DE MAIGRET

UN ECHEC DE MAIGRET

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET ET LE TUEUR

MAIGRET ET LE TUEUR

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

L'AMIE DE MADAME MAIGRET

L'AMIE DE MADAME MAIGRET

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

LE REVOLVER DE MAIGRET

LE REVOLVER DE MAIGRET

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh - tipichnyj parizhanin. On nosit pal'to s barhatnym vorotnikom, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj i obozhaet gret'sya u ognya. Odnako v lyuboe vremya sutok on gotov pokinut' svoyu uyutnuyu kvartirku na bul'vare Rishar-Lenuar ili prokurennyj kabinet na Naberezhnoj Orfevr, chtoby prijti na pomoshch' okazavshemusya v bede cheloveku. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

MAIGRET VOYAGE

MAIGRET VOYAGE

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Komissar Megreh nosit davno vyshedshie iz mody kotelok i pal'to, ne rasstaetsya s trubkoj, predpochitaet dozhdlivuyu pogodu, obozhaet gret'sya u ognya i hodit', zalozhiv ruki za spinu. Mrachnyj, nemnogoslovnyj, on obladaet redkim darom vnushat' doverie, emu izvestny tajnye pruzhiny chelovecheskoj dramy. Razgadyvaya samye slozhnye prestupleniya, rasputyvaya samye prichudlivye intrigi, Megreh rukovodstvuetsya odnim bezotkaznym principom: chtoby najti vinovnyh, nuzhno prezhde vsego ponyat' smysl ih postupkov... Predstavlyaem chitatelyam sbornik romanov o komissare Megreh v luchshih perevodah, nastoyashchij podarok vsem cenitelyam uvlekatel'noj literatury!

Maigret and the Lazy Burglar Inspector Maigret #57

Maigret and the Lazy Burglar Inspector Maigret #57

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Set against a high-profile hunt for the latest criminal gang to hit Paris, Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a quiet crook for whom he cannot help feeling affection and respect. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Idle Burglar. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret and the Old People Inspector Maigret #56

Maigret and the Old People Inspector Maigret #56

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected official who has been found shot dead in his study by his housekeeper. After interviewing everyone concerned Maigret is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator until he comes across a series of letters from the past fifty years between the victim and a recently widowed woman. As Maigret uncovers the details behind the two's relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the official's demise. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Society. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

The Krull House

The Krull House

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

It's not because you're foreigners. It's because you aren't foreign enough ... or else that you are too foreign Just as the Krull house sits on the edge of a rural French town, the family occupies a marginal place in the life of the community around them. Snubbed by the locals despite having lived there for decades, they rely on trade with passing sailors to earn a living. When their relative arrives unannounced from Germany, with his unsettling, nonchalant ways, the family becomes the target of increasing suspicion and the scapegoat for a terrible crime. Written on the eve of the Second World War, The Krull House is a taut, strangely prophetic novel about how distrust and hostility towards outsiders descends into hate-filled violence. 'Irresistible...read him at your peril, avoid him at your loss' Sunday Times

El caso Saint-Fiacre

El caso Saint-Fiacre

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

"e;Maigret revivia las sensaciones de antano: el frio, el escozor en los ojos, la punta de los dedos helada, el regusto del cafe. Y despues, al entrar en la iglesia, una vaharada de calor, de luz tenue; el olor de los cirios, del incienso..."e;. La ultima vez que Maigret visito Saint-Fiacre, el pueblo en que nacio, fue para asistir al funeral de su padre, que trabajo durante treinta anos como administrador del castillo de los condes de la region. Ahora una carta anonima anuncia que se cometera un crimen durante la misa del Dia de Difuntos, y el comisario debe regresar a sus origenes para evitarlo. Al terminar la misa un feligres ha muerto, como se habia anunciado: Maigret, a pesar de haber estado presente y atento, no ha visto absolutamente nada que le permita saber quien o quienes han cometido el crimen. El mitico inspector del gran maestro de la novela negra tendra que recurrir a su sagacidad y psicologia para resolver este nuevo caso que lo obliga a volver a su patria chica y amenaza sus tiernos recuerdos de infancia. "e;Pocas cosas hay ms placenteras que abrir una novela de Simenon en un viaje en tren o en una fra noche de invierno"e;. Pedro Garca Cuartango, "e;ABC"e;"e;A Simenon hay que volver siempre, sobre todo por sus personajes. Hay mucho Balzac en Simenon. Su escritura brilla como una supernova en las descripciones de la naturaleza, algo con frecuencia tedioso en muchas novelas. En l, la combinacin de brevedad, imaginacin y palabras justas nos produce genuino asombro. Las novelas de Simenon, con el estilo de Simenon, son de las experiencias literarias ms envolventes y accesibles que imaginarse pueda"e;. Sanz Irles, "e;Mlaga Hoy"e;"e;Simenon excava en las miserias de hombres y mujeres y nos muestra el punto justo de sordidez"e;. Jordi Nopca, "e;Ara"e;

Maigret in Court Inspector Maigret #55

Maigret in Court Inspector Maigret #55

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Maigret receives an anonymous phone call concerning the brutal murder of a woman and young child. The tip off concerns the woman's nephew, a mild-mannered man by the name of Gaston Meurant. Maigret remains unconvinced of the man's guilt and at his trial exposes some shocking truths about Meurant's private life that may prove his innocence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret's Secret Inspector Maigret #54

Maigret's Secret Inspector Maigret #54

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

At a dinner party, Maigret recounts an old case in which Adrien Josset is found guilty and executed for the murder of his wife, Christine. As the case develops under the controlling hand of the magistrate, all clues point to Josset's guilt yet Maigret is left unconvinced following his one interview with him. Years after the case, Maigret still doubts the true identity of the murderer. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Has Doubts. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses Inspector Maigret #53

Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses Inspector Maigret #53

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

A once-wealthy family closes ranks when one of their own is shot, leaving Maigret - along with a troublesome new magistrate - to pick his way through their secrets. It was as if suddenly, long ago, life had stopped here, not the life of the man lying on the bed but the life of the house, the life of its world, and even the factory chimney that could be seen through the curtains looked obsolete and absurd. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of our time' Sunday Times

Letter to My Mother

Letter to My Mother

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'As you are well aware, we never loved each other in your lifetime. Both of us pretended.' Simenon explores the complexity of parent child relationships and the bitterness of things left unsaid in this stark, confessional piece. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Maigret's Doubts Inspector Maigret #52

Maigret's Doubts Inspector Maigret #52

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

When a salesman from a Paris department store confides his secret fears to Maigret, the Inspector soon becomes caught up in a treacherous feud between husband and wife that is not as clear cut as it seems. While at this time the previous day he had never heard of the Martons, the train set specialist was beginning to haunt his thoughts, and so was the elegant young woman who, he admitted, had boldly stood up to him when he had done everything he could to unsettle her. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Has Scruples. 'A unique teller of tales' Observer 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret Travels Inspector Maigret #51

Maigret Travels Inspector Maigret #51

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2018

The attempted suicide of a countess and the death of a billionaire in the same luxury Paris hotel send Maigret to the Riviera and then to Switzerland, as he searches for the truth amid the glittering world of the super-rich. Eyes half-closed, head tilted against the back of his seat, he seemed not to be thinking, as the plane flew over a thick carpet of bright clouds. In reality, he was making an effort to bring names and shadowy figures to life, names and figures that even this morning had been as unknown to him as the inhabitants of another planet. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Millionaires. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret Enjoys Himself Inspector Maigret #50

Maigret Enjoys Himself Inspector Maigret #50

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2017

Inspector Maigret is meant to be taking a holiday, but he can't resist following the development of his colleague Janvier's case in the papers - and playing a few tricks on the way. Standing here at the window in the middle of the morning, vaguely observing the comings and goings in the street, he had a feeling that reminded of certain days in his childhood, when his mother was still alive and he was off school because he had the 'flu or it was the end of term. It was the feeling of finding out 'what went on when he wasn't there'. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Little Joke. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian'

Maigret tiende una trampa

Maigret tiende una trampa

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

En seis meses, cinco mujeres han sido asesinadas en Montmartre, pero no hay una sola pista que permita descubrir al asesino. Tras conversar con un renombrado psiquiatra, Maigret sospecha que los crimenes esconden una psicologia demencial y dificil de descifrar. Tal vez anunciar el arresto de un falso culpable incitaria al criminal... pero hasta donde arries-garse para atrapar al culpable? En esta nueva entrega del comisario Maigret, Simenon disecciona la terrorifica figura del asesino en serie, incorporando, de forma magistral, claves psicologicas. "e;Maigret es un arquetipo: los inspectores del gnero nacen a su imagen y semejanza, como los detectives a la de Sherlock Holmes. Pesado, serio, pesimista, tragn y grun, Maigret no es un personaje sino una persona. Sus casos son naturalistas y a menudo srdidos, pero literariamente irresistibles: nadie menos luminoso que l y sin embargo da a luz una forma ambigua de justicia. Los criminales quieren engaar a la sociedad, la tarea de Maigret es desengaarnos aunque nunca nos deje tranquilos"e;. Fernando Savater, El Pas"e;El comisario Maigret es el patrn de la novela policial del sur de Europa. Quiz haya que esperar todava un poco para que se reconozca que la comedia humana contenida en la obra de Simenon supera en valor literario a la de Balzac"e;. Enric Gonzlez, El Mundo"e;Algunas de las novelas de Maigret son pequeas joyas de la narrativa del siglo XX y su manera de empatizar con el criminal ha dejado huella"e;. Informacin de Alicante"e;Simenon demuestra que se puede interesar al lector sin artificios ni complejas tramas"e;. Ins Macpherson, Anika Entre Libros

El muerto de Maigret

El muerto de Maigret

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Una manana de febrero, un desconocido telefonea al inspector Maigret: afirma que unos hombres le persiguen desde la noche anterior y esta convencido de que su vida corre peligro. La llamada se interrumpe y se repite desde varios cafes de Paris, hasta que finalmente el telefono deja de sonar. Esa misma noche, aparece el cadaver de un joven con el rostro desfigurado en place de la Concorde, y Maigret esta convencido de que se trata del mismo hombre que lo ha telefoneado. A partir de ese momento el inspector siente que debe ocuparse personalmente de ese muerto, descubrir quien es, a que se dedicaba, y por que murio de un modo tan misterioso y estremecedor. Simenon crea una nueva trama magistral en la que se alternan los momentos de tensa calma con los de trepidante accion, y aprovecha los interludios para dar los toques de humor y humanidad que hacen del inspector Maigret uno de los personajes mas emblematicos de la novela negra. "e;El mito de Maigret se ha convertido en uno de los ms espectaculares de toda la historia del gnero criminal"e;. Salvador Vzquez de Parga"e;Simenon sigue siendo nuestra gran asignatura pendiente como lectores"e;. Paco Camarasa"e;Cualquier texto de Simenon parece escrito anteayer"e;. Benjamn Prado, Todos somos sospechosos (Radio 3)"e;Simenon se las arregla para parecer un observador desinteresado a distancia del mundo que crea, mientras se lima las uas. El belga fue un "e;boom"e; que se convirti en gran escritor, cuando suele suceder lo contrario"e;Luis M. Alonso, Faro de Vigo"e;Un fiel representante del estilo y la forma literaria de su autor. Simenon en estado de gracia"e;. Ernesto Ayala-DIP, El Correo Espaol"e;Simenon sobresale entre los autores de novela negra. Es ms que un narrador de primera: cautiva, emociona y hiere como los grandes escritores"e;. Jordi Nopca, Ara

Maigret en el Picratt's

Maigret en el Picratt's

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Nadie en la sede de la Policia Judicial da credito al testimonio de Arlette, bailarina de un local de striptease en Pigalle que acude a la comisaria a las cuatro y media de la madrugada, borracha, asegurando haber oido a un tal Oscar confesar su intencion de asesinar a una condesa. El caso solo llega a oidos de Maigret cuando, poco despues de la inesperada aparicion de Arlette en la comisaria, se halla su cuerpo sin vida y, horas mas tarde, el de una condesa: ambas han sido estranguladas en sus domicilios. Instalado en el club de alterne Picratt's donde trabajaba la bailarina, Maigret observa e interroga a los personajes nocturnos que pueblan los bajos fondos de Paris para reconstruir el vinculo que unia a las dos mujeres estranguladas con el misterioso Oscar, y asi descubrir al asesino. Una nueva trama vibrante en que Maigret saca a la luz las pasiones humanas mas lugubres. "e;A Simenon hay que volver siempre, sobre todo por sus personajes. Hay mucho Balzac en Simenon. Su escritura brilla como una supernova en las descripciones de la naturaleza, algo con frecuencia tedioso en muchas novelas. En l, la combinacin de brevedad, imaginacin y palabras justas nos produce genuino asombro. Las novelas de Simenon, con el estilo de Simenon, son de las experiencias literarias ms envolventes y accesibles que imaginarse pueda"e;. Sanz Irles, Mlaga Hoy"e;Maigret es un arquetipo: los inspectores del gnero nacen a su imagen y semejanza, como los detectives a la de Sherlock Holmes. Pesado, serio, pesimista, tragn y grun, Maigret no es un personaje sino una persona. Sus casos son naturalistas y a menudo srdidos, pero literariamente irresistibles: nadie menos luminoso que l y sin embargo da a luz una forma ambigua de justicia. Los criminales quieren engaar a la sociedad, la tarea de Maigret es desengaarnos aunque nunca nos deje tranquilos"e;. Fernando Savater, El Pas

Maigret's Failure Inspector Maigret #49

Maigret's Failure Inspector Maigret #49

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

When a self-made man appeals to Maigret for protection at his lavish home, a years-old grudge from the past resurfaces and the inspector finds himself questioning his own motives. Conflict rather than harmony probably reigned in eight out of ten of the still magnificent houses that surrounded the park. But he had rarely had the opportunity to breath such a strained atmosphere as the one between these walls. Everything seemed fake, grating, starting with the lodge of the concierge-cum-manservant, who was neither a concierge nor a manservant, despite his striped waistcoat, but a former poacher, a murderer turned guard dog. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

A Maigret Christmas And Other Stories

A Maigret Christmas And Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Three seasonal stories set in Paris at Christmas, from the celebrated creator of Inspector Maigret. It is Christmas in Paris, but beneath the sparkling lights and glittering decorations lie sinister deeds and dark secrets... This collection brings together three of Simenon's most enjoyable Christmas tales, newly translated, featuring Inspector Maigret and other characters from the Maigret novels. In 'A Maigret Christmas', the Inspector receives two unexpected visitors on Christmas Day, who lead him on the trail of a mysterious intruder dressed in red and white. In 'Seven Small Crosses in a Notebook', the sound of alarms over Paris send the police on a cat and mouse chase across the city. And 'The Little Restaurant in Les Ternes (A Christmas Story for Grown-Ups)' tells of a cynical woman who is moved to an unexpected act of festive charity in a nightclub - one that surprises even her...

Maigret: Collected Cases

Maigret: Collected Cases

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Maurice Denham is the famous French detective Maigret and Michael Gough is his creator Georges Simenon in these five classic radio dramatisations. Parisian detective Jules Maigret first appeared in print in 1931, and went on to feature in 76 novels and 28 short stories. An enduringly popular character, his adventures have been adapted on radio and television, most recently in ITV's series starring Rowan Atkinson.In these radio plays, Maigret and Simenon look back over five of their most memorable cases. An anonymous letter sends Maigret back to the village where he grew up, Inspector Lapointe falls in love for the first time - and kills someone for the first time, and a model train seller tells Maigret that his wife is trying to poison him. Plus, how is the death of a Count linked to a collection of love letters? And can Maigret's carefully prepared plan prevent the latest in a string of serial killings?First broadcast in 1976 on BBC Radio 4, the episodes included in this collection are: Maigret Goes Home Maigret in Montmartre Maigret has Scruples Maigret in Society Maigret Sets a Trap Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

Maigret Sets a Trap Inspector Maigret #48

Maigret Sets a Trap Inspector Maigret #48

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Paris comes under siege when someone starts killing women on the streets one summer - and Maigret must hatch a plan to lure the murderer out. 'It was 4 August. The windows were wide open but brought no relief, since they allowed in even more warm air, which seemed to be rising from the melting tarmac, the burning hot stonework, and even the Seine itself: one could imagine the river steaming like a pan of water on a stove.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'The most addictive of writers' Observer

Maigret and the Headless Corpse Inspector Maigret #47

Maigret and the Headless Corpse Inspector Maigret #47

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The discovery of a dismembered body in the Canal Saint Martin leads Maigret into a tangled, baffling case involving a taciturn bistro-owner and a mysterious inheritance. 'There was no lack of picturesque individuals in a neighbourhood like Quai de Valmy. But he had seldom encountered the kind of inertia he had seen in that woman. It was hard to explain. When most people look at you, there is some sort of exchange, however small. A contact is established, even if that contact is a kind of defiance. With her, on the contrary, there was nothing.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian'

The Pitards

The Pitards

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2017

'Read him at your peril, avoid him at your loss' Sunday Times Captain Lannec has finally managed to buy his own ship with the financial help of his in-laws, the Pitards - and they've never let him forget it. When his temperamental wife Mathilde insists on coming along on the ship's first voyage, Lannec becomes increasingly unnerved by her presence, especially when he receives an anonymous note saying he won't make it back to port. As they hit a storm in the Atlantic, jealousy, spite, snobbery and suspicion are churned up in the boat's stiflingly close quarters... First published in 1935, The Pitards was one of the first novels Simenon wrote when he shelved his famous Maigret series in order to strike out in a new direction and make a name for himself as a literary writer. This gripping evocation of life at sea revolves around class and the tense unravelling of relationships, powerful themes that Simenon would return to throughout his writing career.

Maigret and the Minister Inspector Maigret #46

Maigret and the Minister Inspector Maigret #46

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Maigret has no taste for politics, or politicians, but when he is summoned to a clandestine meeting by a desperate government minister one evening, he finds himself drawn into an unsavoury world of corruption, scandal and cover ups. 'Once alone in his office, he went over and opened the window as if being in charge of this case made him gasp for a breath of fresh air... It made him feel almost fond of the petty thieves, maniacs, swindlers and offenders of all kinds that he usually had to deal with.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret and the Dead Girl Inspector Maigret #45

Maigret and the Dead Girl Inspector Maigret #45

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to out-manoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short. Maigret wouldn't have admitted that what intrigued him most was the victim's face. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. Was it the bruises that gave her that sullen air? She looked like a bad-tempered little girl. Her combed-back brown hair was very smooth but naturally wavy. The rain had diluted her make-up a little and, instead of making her older or uglier, it made her younger and more appealing. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret: Collected Cases Classic Radio Crime

Maigret: Collected Cases Classic Radio Crime

Author: Georges Simenon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2017

Maurice Denham is the famous French detective Maigret and Michael Gough is his creator Georges Simenon in these five classic radio dramatisations. Parisian detective Jules Maigret first appeared in print in 1931, and went on to feature in 76 novels and 28 short stories. An enduringly popular character, his adventures have been adapted on radio and television, most recently in ITV's series starring Rowan Atkinson. In these radio plays, Maigret and Simenon look back over five of their most memorable cases. An anonymous letter sends Maigret back to the village where he grew up, Inspector Lapointe falls in love for the first time - and kills someone for the first time, and a model train seller tells Maigret that his wife is trying to poison him. Plus, how is the death of a Count linked to a collection of love letters? And can Maigret's carefully prepared plan prevent the latest in a string of serial killings? First broadcast in 1976 on BBC Radio 4, the episodes included in this collection are: Maigret Goes Home Maigret in Montmartre Maigret has Scruples Maigret in Society Maigret Sets a Trap Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation! Duration: 3 hours 45 mins

Maigret Goes to School Inspector Maigret #44

Maigret Goes to School Inspector Maigret #44

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

When a school teacher from a small coastal town near La Rochelle asks Maigret to help prove he is innocent of murder, the Inspector returns with him to his insular community and finds the residents closing ranks to conceal the truth. 'What was he doing there? A hundred times, in the middle of an investigation, he'd had the same feeling of helplessness or, rather, futility. He would find himself abruptly plunged into the lives of people he had never met before, and his job was to discover their most intimate secrets. This time, as it happened, it wasn't even his job. He was the one who had chosen to come, because a teacher had waited for him for hours in the Purgatory at the Police Judiciaire.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville

Maigret's Mistake Inspector Maigret #43

Maigret's Mistake Inspector Maigret #43

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Maigret's fascination with a charismatic brain surgeon nearly blinds him to the truth at the heart of a case involving a mysterious young woman in a luxury Paris apartment block, in Book 43 of the Maigret series. 'Maigret had questioned thousands, tens of thousands of people in the course of his career, some occupying important positions, others who were more famous for their wealth, and others still who were considered the most intelligent of international criminals. Yet he attached an importance to this interrogation he had attached to no previous interrogation, and it wasn't Gouin's social position that overawed him, or his worldwide fame.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret is Afraid Inspector Maigret #42

Maigret is Afraid Inspector Maigret #42

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

In book forty-two Maigret's impromptu visit to an old college friend draws him into a murky investigation in a small provincial town ruled by snobbery, fear and intimidation. 'This was natural. It is the same everywhere. Rarely, however, had Maigret had such a strong sense of a clique. In a small town like this, of course there are the worthies, who are few and who inevitably meet each other several times a day, even if it is only in the street. Then there are the others, like those who stood huddled on the sidelines looking disgruntled.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret and the Man on the Bench Inspector Maigret #41

Maigret and the Man on the Bench Inspector Maigret #41

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2017

When Maigret discovers an unexpectedly flamboyant detail about an otherwise unremarkable man, the inspector is determined to uncover what lies beneath the stuffy appearance of his Parisian household. 'He was wearing a dark suit, a beige raincoat and on his feet, which were twisted at an odd angle, he wore yellow-brown shoes, which seemed out of keeping with a day as colourless as this. Apart from his shoes he looked so ordinary that he would have passed completely unnoticed on the street or on one of the numerous cafe terraces on the boulevard.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret's Revolver Inspector Maigret #40

Maigret's Revolver Inspector Maigret #40

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

When Maigret's prized gun goes missing, he must travel to London on the trail of a troubled young man on the run... Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters Inspector Maigret #39

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters Inspector Maigret #39

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

In book thirty-nine of the new Penguin Maigret, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice - despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. 'You're a good soul, inspector, and when you're up against the second-rate criminals you get here in Paris, you're a crack policeman. But this business isn't for you. These guys play rough and they may hurt you. Just drop it! What concern is it of yours, anyway?' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Inspector Maigret and the Killers. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret and the Tall Woman Inspector Maigret #38

Maigret and the Tall Woman Inspector Maigret #38

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

A visit from the tall, thin woman he arrested many years ago - now married to a hapless burglar - leads Maigret on a tortuous investigation in which he struggles with a formidable suspect. 'When he had set them to work, Maigret had had a merry, almost fierce glint in his eye. He had set them loose on the house like a pack of hounds on the trail of a scent, encouraging them not with his voice, but by his whole attitude . . . would events have played out in the same manner, if the man from Rue de la Ferme hadn't been a heavyweight like him, both physically and psychologically?' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret and the Burglar's Wife. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Snow Was Dirty

The Snow Was Dirty

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A brilliant new translation of Simenon's critically acclaimed masterpiece. 'And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage ... unable to cover the filth.' Nineteen-year-old Frank - thug, thief, son of a brothel owner - gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal. During a bleak, unending winter, he embarks on a string of violent and sordid crimes that set him on a path from which he can never return. Georges Simenon's matchless novel is a brutal, compelling portrayal of a world without pity; a devastating journey through a psychological no-man's land. 'Among the best novels of the twentieth century' New Yorker 'An astonishing work' John Banville 'So noir it makes Raymond Chandler look beige' Independent

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A brilliant new translation of one of Simenon's best loved masterpieces. 'A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion ... disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers' Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for - and something snaps. Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random, and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are, and what we are capable of. 'Classic Simenon ... extraordinary in its evocative power' Independent 'What emerges is the bare human animal' John Gray 'Read him at your peril, avoid him at your loss' Sunday Times

Maigret Takes a Room Inspector Maigret #37

Maigret Takes a Room Inspector Maigret #37

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

When one of his best inspectors is shot, Maigret decides to book himself into Mademoiselle Clement's well-kept Paris boarding house nearby in order to find the culprit. 'What he thought he had discovered, in place of the joyful candour that she usually displayed, was an irony which was neither less cheerful nor less childish, but which troubled him ... He wondered now if his exultation wasn't down to the fact that she was playing a part, not just to deceive him, not just to hide something from him, but for the pleasure of acting a part' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret at Picratt's Inspector Maigret #36

Maigret at Picratt's Inspector Maigret #36

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA A young cabaret dancer in a black silk dress leads Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre. 'He opened the door for her and watched her walk away down the huge corridor, then hesitate at the top of the stairs. Heads turned as she passed. You sensed she came from a different world, the world of the night, and there was something almost indecent about her in the harsh light of a winter's day' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret and the Strangled Stripper and Maigret in Montmartre. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Hand

The Hand

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

A new translation of George Simenon's taut, devastating psychological novel set in American suburbia. The inspiration for the new play by award-winning playwright David Hare. 'I had begun, God knows why, tearing a corner off of everyday truth, begun seeing myself in another kind of mirror, and now the whole of the old, more or less comfortable truth was falling to pieces' Confident and successful, New York advertising executive Ray Sanders takes what he wants from life. When he goes missing in a snow storm in Connecticut one evening, his closest friend begins to reassess his loyalties, gambling Ray's fate and his own future. 'The romans durs are extraordinary: tough, bleak, offhandedly violent, suffused with guilt and bitterness, redolent of place . . . utterly unsentimental, frightening in the pitilessness of their gaze, yet wonderfully entertaining' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independen

Maigret's Memoirs Inspector Maigret #35

Maigret's Memoirs Inspector Maigret #35

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector - and the writer who would immortalise him. I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes ... He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. 'Making it seem truer than life, that's the crux of it. Well, I've made you truer than life.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Madame Maigret's Friend Inspector Maigret #34

Madame Maigret's Friend Inspector Maigret #34

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Madame Maigret takes the lead in a disturbing investigation in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. When he got to his door, he was surprised not to hear any noise in the kitchen and not to smell any food. He went in, crossed the dining room, where the table had not been laid, and at last saw Madame Maigret, in her slip, busy taking off her stockings. This was so unlike her that he could find nothing to say, and when she saw him standing there wide-eyed, she burst out laughing. Inspector Maigret's wife turns sleuth after a strange encounter in a Paris square leads her on the trail of a woman in a white hat, and towards a grisly tale of deception and greed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret and the Old Lady Inspector Maigret #33

Maigret and the Old Lady Inspector Maigret #33

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'He had realized that it was her eyes as much as her vivacity that made her look so young. They were of a blue that was paler than the September sky over the sea and still had an expression of surprise, of wonderment' When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

El arriero de &quote;La Providence&quote;

El arriero de "e;La Providence"e;

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

En un establo cerca de las aguas del canal lateral del Marne, a la altura de Dizy, aparece el cadaver de una mujer que navegaba en el Southern Cross, un elegante yate que nadie habia visto surcar antes los canales de la region. Cuando Maigret llega a la escena del crimen los principales sospechosos son los tripulantes de la embarcacion, sofisticados y extravagantes: sir Lampson-el marido de la victima-, Willy, Vladimir y la senora Negretti. Pero la aparicion de un segundo cadaver flotando en las aguas del canal pondra al comisario sobre la pista de La Providence, la gabarra de un modesto matrimonio de Bruselas y su arriero Jean, un hombre rustico y hurano. Solo cuando Maigret descubra los secretos que albergan el Southern Cross y La Providence, entendera por que el cruce de sus recorridos habia de resultar funesto.

Pedigri

Pedigri

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

Pedigri es la novela mas extensa, insolita y atrevida de Simenon, uno de sus mayores logros como cronista del individuo y la sociedad modernos. A principios de 1940 Simenon empezo a escribir sus memorias de infancia en Belgica. Cuando mostro las primeras paginas del proyecto a Andre Gide, este le insto a que convirtiera el material en una novela escribiendo en tercera persona. El resultado fue, como Simenon recuerda en el prefacio de 1957, un libro en el que todo es verdad pero nada es exacto A traves de la historia de Roger Mamelin, un nino belga precoz e inquieto que alcanzara la mayoria de edad dolorosamente, el autor nos transporta a los inestables inicios del siglo XX, desde las amenazas terroristas de la primera decada hasta el final de la Primera Guerra Mundial, y nos ofrece una epopeya de la vida cotidiana llena de intensidad. "e;Pedigr es una especie de islote dentro de mi produccin"e;. Georges Simenon

Maigret at the Coroner's Inspector Maigret #32

Maigret at the Coroner's Inspector Maigret #32

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Maigret grapples with the American justice system on a trip to Arizona in this new translation, book thirty-two of the new Penguin Maigret series. The FBI man was convinced, in short, that Maigret was a big shot in his own country but that here, in the United States, he was incapable of figuring out anything . . .well, Maigret happened to believe that men and their passions are the same everywhere. Maigret is touring the United States to observe American policing methods, when a visit to a coroner's inquest in Arizona draws him into the tragic story of a young woman and five airmen in the desert. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

My Friend Maigret Inspector Maigret #31

My Friend Maigret Inspector Maigret #31

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Past acquaintances resurface in the sun-drenched south of France in this new translation, book thirty-one of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'The palm trees around the railway station were motionless, fixed in a Saharan sun . . . It really felt as if they were stepping into another world, and they were embarrassed to be entering it in the dark clothes that had been suited to the rainy streets of Paris the evening before.' An officer from Scotland Yard is studying Maigret's methods when a call from an island off the Cote d'Azure sends the two men off to an isolated community to investigate its eccentric inhabitants. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret's First Case Inspector Maigret #30

Maigret's First Case Inspector Maigret #30

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A sparkling new translation of this flashback to the start of Inspector Maigret's career, part of the new Penguin Maigret series. The profession he had always yearned for did not actually exist ... he imagined a cross between a doctor and a priest, a man capable of understanding another's destiny at first glance. The very first investigation by eager young police secretary Jules Maigret leads him to a wealthy Paris family's dark secrets. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret's Dead Man Inspector Maigret #29

Maigret's Dead Man Inspector Maigret #29

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA STARRING ROWAN ATKINSON Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld in book twenty-nine of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'That shoeless foot looked incongruous lying on the pavement next to another foot encased in a shoe made of black kid leather. It was naked, private . . . It was Maigret who retrieved the other shoe which lay by the kerb six or seven metres away' A series of strange phone calls leads Inspector Maigret through the Paris streets towards a man out of his depth amid a network of merciless criminals. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Special Murder. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret's Holiday Inspector Maigret #28

Maigret's Holiday Inspector Maigret #28

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A local scandal intrudes on Maigret's seaside holiday in book twenty-eight of the new Penguin Maigret series. At what point in the day could the note have been slipped into his pocket, his left breast pocket? It was an ordinary sheet of glazed squared paper, probably torn out of an exercise book. The words were written in pencil, in a regular handwriting that looked to him like a woman's. For pity's sake, ask to see the patient in room 15. When Inspector Maigret's wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

When I Was Old

When I Was Old

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

'For personal reasons, or for reasons I don't know myself, I began feeling old, and I began keeping notebooks. I was nearing the age of sixty' Georges Simenon's autobiographical notebooks, in which he recorded his observations, experiences, anxieties and 'all the silly ideas that pass through my head', are one of the most candid self-portraits of a writer ever put to paper. Here, as the celebrated author ruthlessly examines his tortuous writing methods, his past, his fame, his intimate relationships and his fears of ageing, the result is an unsparing, often painfully revealing insight into a man trying both to find and to escape himself. 'As revealed in these notebooks, Simenon's is a shrewd, lucid mind ... the balance tips toward the real, the immediate, the mysteries of human complexity above all ... Utterly unpretentious' The New York Times

Maigret in New York Inspector Maigret #27

Maigret in New York Inspector Maigret #27

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Maigret's first impressions of the USA colour this sparkling new translation, book twenty-seven of the new Penguin Maigret series. What was it about him that had struck Maigret so forcefully? . . . Little John had cold eyes! . . . Four or five times in his life, he had met people with cold eyes, those eyes that can stare at you without establishing any human contact. Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld, and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Ciinele galben

Ciinele galben

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Intr-o seara de vineri, comisarul Maigret e chemat la Concarneau pentru a ancheta tentativa de asasinare a lui Mostaguen, cel mai important comerciant de vin din tinut. A doua zi, la momentul aperitivului, luat alaturi de cativa notabili ai orasului, printre care Jean Servieres, se incearca otravirea acestuia punandu-i-se stricnina in Pernod. Duminica, masina lui Servieres e gasita goala si patata de sange. Trei drame in trei zile, de fiecare data petrecute in prezenta unui caine misterios, avand o culoare galbena-murdara. Spre disperarea impetuosului sau coleg proaspat iesit de pe bancile scolii de politie, Maigret aplica propriile tehnici de investigare, nu tocmai o culme a progresului, dar foarte eficiente...

Maigret se amuza

Maigret se amuza

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Aflat in concediu la recomandarea medicului, Maigret urmareste in ziare evolutia unui caz de care se ocupa colegul sau Janvier. Corpul gol al sotiei doctorului Jave fusese gasit intr-un dulap din cabinetul acestuia. Cei doi ar fi trebuit sa fie pe Coasta de Azur, de cabinet ocupandu-se in acest timp tanarul doctor Gilbert Negrel. Doctorul Jave se intorsese insa in secret la Paris in acea zi, pentru a se intalni cu amanta sa. Gilbert Negrel e la randul lui suspect, deoarece avea o aventura cu sotia lui Jave, desi era logodit cu fiica unui avocat. Maigret face investigatii pe cont propriu si ii transmite lui Janvier informatii prin scrisori anonime, ajutandu-l sa rezolve cazul.

Prietenul meu Maigret

Prietenul meu Maigret

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Maigret primeste vizita domnului Pyke de la Scotland Yard, un amabil inspector de politie nerabdator sa cunoasca faimoasele metode ale comisarului. In Paris insa nu apare nici un caz interesant. Pana cand Maigret e informat printr-un apel telefonic din mica insula Porquerolles, aflata in sudul Frantei, despre uciderea unui anumit Marcellin. Acesta, cu putin inainte de a muri, pretindea ca este un prieten"e; al comisarului. Insotit de flegmaticul inspector Pyke, Maigret pleaca in Porquerolles. Gratie marturiilor catorva locuitori ai insulei si ajutat de clarviziunea"e; inspectorului englez, el va aduna elementele care ii vor permite sa elucideze crima...

Vacanta lui Maigret

Vacanta lui Maigret

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Abia ajunsa in vacanta la Sables d'Olonne alaturi de sotul ei, doamna Maigret trebuie sa se opereze de apendicita. La clinica unde o viziteaza, comisarului i se strecoara in buzunar un bilet cu urmatoarele cuvinte: Va rog, cereti s-o vedeti pe bolnava din rezerva 15"e;. A doua zi, Helene Godreau, tanara din rezerva 15, este ucisa cu brutalitate. Cumnatul acesteia, doctorul Bellamy, e unul dintre jucatorii de bridge cu care Maigret se intalneste in fiecare dupa-amiaza la o cafenea din oras; si tot el s-a aflat la volanul masinii din care a cazut Helene Godreau cu doua zile mai inainte. Pentru a-si satisface curiozitatea, Maigret se implica in ancheta. Cum a avut loc accidentul? Cine este ucigasul? Care este mobilul crimei?

Maigret si domnul Charles

Maigret si domnul Charles

Author: Georges Simenon, Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Nathalie Sabin-Levesque este la curent cu escapadele sotului ei Gerard, un celebru notar parizian. In timp ce ea isi gaseste tot mai des refugiu in alcool, Gerard se distreaza in localurile de noapte de pe Champs-Elysees, unde fetele"e; il cunosc ca domnul Charles"e;. De o luna insa notarul a disparut, iar Maigret incepe sa ii interogheze pe prietenii si servitorii familiei. Intrigat de povestea lui Nathalie, care a urcat pe scara sociala cu pretul singuratatii si al nefericirii conjugale, comisarul hotaraste sa afle mai multe despre ea...

Maigret ezita

Maigret ezita

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

O scrisoare anonima il anunta pe Maigret ca la resedinta lui Emile Parendon va avea loc o crima. Instalat in casa domnului Parendon, comisarul constata ca genialul avocat, preocupat de meserie, are prea putine in comun cu sotia lui, interesata mai mult de petrecerile mondene, si ca este foarte apropiat de secretara personala, Antoinette. Dar cine va ucide? Cine va fi ucis? Va fi suficienta prezenta lui Maigret pentru a evita tragedia? Fascinat de pasiunile ascunse sub masca normalitatii si de misterul mortii anuntate, Maigret hotaraste sa-si aprofundeze investigatiile...

Maigret calatoreste

Maigret calatoreste

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Maigret este chemat la hotelul George V din Paris, unde multimilionarul englez David Ward a fost gasit inecat in cada, semnele de pe corpul acestuia indicand ca a fost ucis. Comisarul incearca sa obtina informatii de la contesa Louise Palmieri, iubita englezului, care, desi fusese internata in spital in urma unei tentative de sinucidere, pleaca pe neasteptate la Nisa. Urmarind-o pe Louise la Nisa si la Lausanne, Maigret largeste cercul suspectilor si incearca sa inteleaga rolul jucat in aceasta poveste de asociatul lui Ward, dar si de cei doi fosti soti ai contesei...

Maigret si femeia nebuna

Maigret si femeia nebuna

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2015

Politia nu ar rezolva prea multe cazuri daca i-ar lua in serios pe toti cei care vin sa depuna plingere. Iat-o, de pilda, pe Leontine de Carame, o doamna in virsta care pretinde ca este urmarita si ca obiectele din casa ei au inceput sa se miste singure... Totusi, a doua zi, Leontine este gasita moarta in propriul apartament. Maigret ar trebui oare sa o suspecteze pe Angele, nepoata femeii ucise, care spera intr-o mostenire? Exista vreo legatura intre aceasta poveste si iubitului Angelei, care a plecat in graba la Toulon? Chiar daca in apartament nu s-au gasit bani, sertarele doamnei de Carame ascund destule secrete...

Maigret Gets Angry Inspector Maigret #26

Maigret Gets Angry Inspector Maigret #26

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2015

Maigret is cajoled out of retirement by a case involving an old classmate in book twenty-six of the new Penguin Maigret series. All that was still unclear, for sure. Ernest Malik had been right when he had looked at Maigret with a smile that was a mixture of sarcasm and contempt. This wasn't a case for him. He was out of his depth. This world was unfamiliar to him, and he had difficulty piecing it all together. Peacefully tending his garden in the countryside, Maigret is called upon to investigate a rich family with skeletons in their cupboard - and finds himself confronted by lies, snobbery and malice. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Retirement. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Felicie Inspector Maigret #25

Felicie Inspector Maigret #25

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Imperious, clever, mysterious: Maigret meets his match in the alluring form of Felicie in book twenty-five of the new Penguin Maigret series. In his mind's eye he would see that slim figure in the striking clothes, those wide eyes the colour of forget-me-not, the pert nose and especially the hat, that giddy, crimson bonnet perched on the top of her head with a bronze-green feather shaped like a blade stuck in it . . . Felicie had given him more trouble than all the 'hard' men who had been put behind bars. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Toy Village. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Inspector Cadaver Inspector Maigret #24

Inspector Cadaver Inspector Maigret #24

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Maigret's old colleague becomes an unexpected rival in book twenty-four of the new Penguin Maigret series. In everyone's eyes, even the old ladies hiding behind their quivering curtains, even the kids just now who had turned to stare after they had passed him, he was the intruder, the undesirable. No, worse, he was fundamentally untrustworthy, some stranger who had just turned up from who knew where to do who knew what. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Rival. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Signed, Picpus Inspector Maigret #23

Signed, Picpus Inspector Maigret #23

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Maigret dismantles an intricate network of lies stretching from Paris to Nice in book twenty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. A small, thin man, rather dull to look at, neither young nor old, exuding the stale smell of a bachelor who does not look after himself. He pulls his fingers and cracks his knuckles and tells his tale the way a schoolboy recites his lesson. A mysterious note predicting the murder of a fortune-teller; a confused old man locked in a Paris apartment; a financier who goes fishing; a South American heiress ... Maigret must make his way through a frustrating maze of clues, suspects and motives to find out what connects them. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as To Any Lengths and Maigret and the Fortuneteller. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Judge's House Inspector Maigret #22

The Judge's House Inspector Maigret #22

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Exiled from Paris, Maigret discovers some disturbing secrets in a sleepy coastal town in this new translation, book twenty-two in the new Penguin Maigret series. He went out, lit his pipe and walked slowly to the harbour. He could hear scurrying footsteps behind him. The sea was becoming swollen. The beams of the lighthouses joined in the sky. The moon had just risen and the judge's house emerged from the darkness, all white, a crude, livid, unreal white. Exiled from the Police Judiciare in Paris, Maigret bides his time in a remote coastal town of France. There, among the lighthouses, mussel farms and the eerie wail of foghorns, he discovers that a community's loyalties hide unpleasant truths. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Exile. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Cellars of the Majestic Inspector Maigret #21

The Cellars of the Majestic Inspector Maigret #21

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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. 'Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess . . . In a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day . . . At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room, but in the basement locker room' Below stairs at a glamorous hotel on the Champs-Elysees, the workers' lives are worlds away from the luxury enjoyed by the wealthy guests. When their worlds meet, Maigret discovers a tragic story of ambition, blackmail and unrequited love. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Hotel Majestic. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Cecile is Dead Inspector Maigret #20

Cecile is Dead Inspector Maigret #20

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A new translation of this moving novel about the destructive power of greed, book twenty in the new Penguin Maigret series. Poor Cecile! And yet she was still young. Maigret had seen her papers: barely twenty-eight years old. But it would be difficult to look more like an old maid, to move less gracefully, in spite of the care she took to be friendly and pleasant. Those black dresses that she must make for herself from bad paper patterns, that ridiculous green hat! In the dreary suburbs of Paris, the merciless greed of a seemingly respectable woman is unearthed by her long suffering niece, and Maigret discovers the far-reaching consequences of their actions. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Spinster. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret Inspector Maigret #19

Maigret Inspector Maigret #19

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A new translation of this gripping novel which sees the inspector brought out of his peaceful retirement, book nineteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. Maigret shrugged his shoulders, buried his hands in his pockets and went off without answering. He had just spent one of the most wretched days in his life. For hours, in his corner he had felt old and feeble, without idea or incentive. But now a tiny flame flickered. 'You bet we'll see' he growled. Maigret's peaceful retirement in the countryside is disrupted when a relative unwittingly embroils himself in a crime he did not commit and the inspector returns to Police Headquarters in Paris once again. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Returns. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Lock No. 1 Inspector Maigret #18

Lock No. 1 Inspector Maigret #18

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2015

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 that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape. ... What really counted was the lock, the hooting of the tugs, the stone crusher, the barges and the cranes, the two pilots' bars and especially the tall house where he could make out Ducrau's red chair framed by a window. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Lock at Charenton. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Liberty Bar Inspector Maigret #17

Liberty Bar Inspector Maigret #17

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

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 setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures.. Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Riviera. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Misty Harbour Inspector Maigret #16

The Misty Harbour Inspector Maigret #16

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

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 Boulevards. Questioned in French, he remains mute . . . A madman? In Maigret's office, he is searched. His suit is new, his underwear is new, his shoes are new. All identifying labels have been removed. No identification papers. No wallet. Five crisp thousand-franc bills have been slipped into one of his pockets. A distressed man is found wandering the streets of Paris, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The answers lead Maigret to a small harbour town, whose quiet citizens conceal a poisonous malice. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Death of a Harbour Master. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Madman of Bergerac Inspector Maigret #15

The Madman of Bergerac Inspector Maigret #15

Author: Georges Simenon, Ros Schwartz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new translation of Simenon's tense novel, book fifteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. He recalled his travelling companion's agitated sleep - was it really sleep? - his sighs, and his sobbing. Then the two dangling legs, the patent-leather shoes and hand-knitted socks . . . An insipid face. Glazed eyes. And Maigret was not surprised to see a grey beard eating into his cheeks. A distressed passenger leaps off a night train and vanishes into the woods. Maigret, on his way to a well-earned break in the Dordogne, is soon plunged into the pursuit of a madman, hiding amongst the seemingly respectable citizens of Bergerac. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new translation of Simenon's gripping novel about lives transformed by deceit and the destructive power of lust. It was all real: himself, the room, Andree still lying on the ravaged bed. For Tony and Andree, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hotel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate - and dangerous. Soon it turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape. Simenon's stylish and sensual psychological thriller weaves a story of cruelty, reckless lust and relentless guilt. 'A wondrous achievement, brief, inexorable, pared to, and agonisingly close to, the bone, and utterly compelling; in short, a true and luminous work of art.' John Banville 'A double crime, a dark provincial scandal, and a dreadful sort of triumph . . . presented with shattering power' San Francisco Chronicle 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Flemish House Inspector Maigret #14

The Flemish House Inspector Maigret #14

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

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 her bearing. She spoke frankly, looking straight ahead, as if to claim what was rightfully hers. 'If you don't agree to look at our case, my parents and I will be lost, and it will be the most hateful legal error...' Maigret is asked to the windswept, rainy border town of Givet by a young woman desperate to clear her family of murder. But their well-kept shop, the sleepy community and its raging river all hide their own mysteries. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Flemish Shop. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

El circulo de los Mahe

El circulo de los Mahe

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2014

El doctor Mahe pasa por primera vez en Porquerolles las vacaciones con su esposa e hijos. Un dia, se ve obligado a interrumpir una jornada de pesca para visitar a una moribunda. Pero cuando llega al lecho de muerte de la enferma, esta ya ha fallecido. Este episodio ominoso se suma a todos los inconvenientes que Porquerolles tiene para los Mahe, que resuelven no volver jamas al pueblo. Sin embargo, al cabo de un ano el doctor Mahe, contra la opinion de su mujer y de su madre, decide veranear de nuevo alli, donde, poco a poco, descubre que puede huir de la monotonia de una vida que nunca escogio. Y asi, la voluntad de salir del opresivo circulo que se ha ido creando a su alrededor terminara por revelarle la unica via de liberacion posible.

Mr Hire's Engagement

Mr Hire's Engagement

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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. Very red lips stood out from his orb-like face, as did the thin moustache that he curled with an iron and looked as if it had been drawn on with India ink; on his cheekbones were the symmetrical pink dots of a doll's cheeks.' People find Mr Hire strange, disconcerting. The tenants he shares his building with try to avoid him. He is a peeping Tom, a visitor of prostitutes, a dealer in unsavoury literature. He is also the prime suspect for a brutal murder that he did not commit. Yet Mr Hire's innocence will not stand in the way of those looking for a scapegoat as tragedy unfolds in this quietly devastating and deeply unnerving novel. 'The romans durs are extraordinary: tough, bleak, offhandedly violent, suffused with guilt and bitterness, redolent of place . . . utterly unsentimental, frightening in the pitilessness of their gaze, yet wonderfully entertaining' John Banville

The Saint-Fiacre Affair Inspector Maigret #13

The Saint-Fiacre Affair Inspector Maigret #13

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Goes Home. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

La neu era bruta

La neu era bruta

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2014

L'accio d'aquesta novel*la se situa en una casa de cites d'una ciutat europea durant l'ocupacio nazi. Al costat de la degradacio moral, se'ns hi presenta amb tota la seva cruesa el poder encomanadis i invasor de l'abjeccio, aixi com l'escissio entre la crida de l'abisme i l'aspiracio a una puresa ideal. La novel*la ens acabara revelant un heroi o un boig insensible, que accepta el castig com un rescat. Simenon no va aconseguir mai com aqui concentrar amb tanta eficacia una problematica moral tan profunda i complexa, entre la ignominia i la innocencia. Efectivament, la neu era bruta... "e;Una histria cruel que fa gelar la sang, convertida en un clssic d'un gnere que no fa sin acumular ttols imprescindibles"e;. M. Roger, El Pas "e;Uns dilegs clars, curts, concisos, rotunds, carregats de segones intencions i de fets que no es diuen, per que hi sn. Prolfic, rpid, contradictori, Georges Simenon va acostar-se a Camus a La neu era bruta. I a Cline. I potser tamb a Genet. I que b que tradueix Anna Casassas! Srdid i dur. Molt contundent"e;. Xavier Cortadellas, El Punt Avui"e;La seva escriptura s com la bona cuina tradicional, que mai no passa, i que passa avall amb aquell gust immortal, ric en sensacions, en qu cada condiment aporta un mats, una aroma, un pensament. I la veritat s que recuperar Simenon, una autntica mquina de crear lectors, s tot un encert"e;. Ignasi Aragay, ARA

The Shadow Puppet Inspector Maigret #12

The Shadow Puppet Inspector Maigret #12

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

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 man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret Mystified and The Shadow in the Courtyard. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

La nieve estaba sucia

La nieve estaba sucia

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

La accion de esta novela se situa en una casa de citas de una ciudad europea bajo la ocupacion nazi. Con la degradacion moral, se nos presenta en toda su crudeza el poder contagioso e invasor de la abyeccion, asi como la escision entre la llamada del abismo y la aspiracion a una pureza ideal. La novela nos acabara revelando a un heroe o a un loco insensible, que acepta el castigo como un rescate. Nunca como aqui logro Simenon concentrar con tanta eficacia tan compleja y profunda problematica moral, a medio camino entre la ignominia y la inocencia. Efectivamente, la nieve estaba sucia... "e;Una historia cruel que hace helar la sangre, convertida en un clsico de un gnero que no hace sino acumular ttulos imprescindibles"e;. M. Roger, El Pas"e;Despliega una acertada visin de los dilemas morales a los que se enfrenta el hombre y muestra la delgada lnea que separa el abismo de las alturas ticas"e;. La Razn"e;Una de sus novelas ms duras con la condicin humana, lo que tambin habla claro de su dureza, de su carcter asfixiante"e;. Hctor J. Porto, La Voz de Galicia

The Two-Penny Bar Inspector Maigret #11

The Two-Penny Bar Inspector Maigret #11

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Previously published as The Bar on the Seine 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 quiet streets of the Left Bank . . . there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale.' A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel is a revised translation, previously published as The Bar on the Seine. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin Inspector Maigret #10

The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin Inspector Maigret #10

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

The city of Simenon's youth comes to life in this new translation of this disturbing novel set in Liege, book ten in the new Penguin Maigret series. In the darkness, the main room is as vast as a cathedral. A great empty space. Some warmth is still seeps from the radiators. Delfosse strikes a match. They stop a moment to catch their breath, and work out how far they have still to go. And suddenly the match falls to the ground, as Delfosse gives a sharp cry and rushes back towards the washroom door. In the dark, he loses his way, returns and bumps into Chabot. Maigret observes from a distance as two boys are accused of killing a rich foreigner in Liege. Their loyalty, which binds them together through their adventures, is put to the test, and seemingly irrelevant social differences threaten their friendship and their freedom. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret at the Gai-Moulin . 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

A Man's Head Inspector Maigret #9

A Man's Head Inspector Maigret #9

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A new translation of Georges Simenon's atmospheric novel set in the bustling streets of Paris, book nine in the new Penguin Maigret series. Slowly the Czech was becoming animated, but in a muted way, so typical of the man. Maigret now noticed his hands, which were long, surprisingly white and dotted with freckles. They seemed to reach out and take part in the conversation. 'Let's be clear that it's not your professionalism which I question. If you understand nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, it's because from the very start you've been working with facts which had been falsified.' Maigret sets out to prove the innocence of a man condemned to death for a brutal murder. As his audacious plan to uncover the truth unfolds, he encounters rich American expatriates, some truly dangerous characters and their hidden motives. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret's War of Nerves and A Battle of Nerves. 'Maigret emerges as a master of intuition and imagination, who moves in a world rendered intensely real in Simenon's incomparable prose' Christopher Hirst, Independent 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

The Grand Banks Cafe Inspector Maigret #8

The Grand Banks Cafe Inspector Maigret #8

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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 hidden, scribbled all over in red ink. Someone had tried to obliterate the head, someone very angry. The pen had bitten into the paper. There were so many criss-crossed lines that not a single square millimetre had been left visible. On the other hand, below the head, the torso had not been touched. A pair of large breasts. A light-coloured silk dress, very tight and very low cut. Sailors don't talk much to other men, especially not to policemen. But after Captain Fallut's body is found floating near his trawler, they all mention the Evil Eye when they speak of the Ocean's voyage. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Sailors' Rendezvous. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Mahe Circle

The Mahe Circle

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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 bed, the deafening sound of cicadas' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahe caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahe Circle, Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

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Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2014

A Crime in Holland Inspector Maigret #7

A Crime in Holland Inspector Maigret #7

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

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 round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife . . . 'Everyone here earns his living. Everyone's more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that's the rule here, and a necessity if people want to live in society' When a French professor visiting the quiet, Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased and a notorious local crook. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Holland. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Night at the Crossroads Inspector Maigret #6

Night at the Crossroads Inspector Maigret #6

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA 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 in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector . . . but first of all please sit down . . .' Her accent was more pronounced than Carl's. Her voice sang, dropping on the last syllable of the longer words.' Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for seventeen hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide? Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret at the Crossroads and The Crossroad Murders. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Yellow Dog Inspector Maigret #5

The Yellow Dog Inspector Maigret #5

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

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 eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slight-est word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire. Nevertheless, she was strangely appealing, perhaps because she seemed troubled, despondent, sickly. In the windswept seaside town of Concarneau, a local wine merchant is shot. In fact, someone is out to kill all the influential men and the entire town is soon sent into a state of panic. For Maigret, the answers lie with the pale, downtrodden waitress Emma, and a strange yellow dog lurking in the shadows... Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as A Face for a Clue. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Carter of 'La Providence' Inspector Maigret #4

The Carter of 'La Providence' Inspector Maigret #4

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2014

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, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Inspector Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Lock 14 and Maigret Meets a Milord. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien Inspector Maigret #3

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien Inspector Maigret #3

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

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 drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch. A church steeple: beneath the weathercock, a human body dangling from each arm of the cross. . . Below another sketch were written four lines from Francois Villon's Ballade of the Hanged Men. On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man's suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to shoot himself. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets and The Crime of Inspector Maigret. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

The Late Monsieur Gallet Inspector Maigret #2

The Late Monsieur Gallet Inspector Maigret #2

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

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 itself in and becoming clearer, it seemed to escape him. The face of the man in the ill-fitting coat just misted up so that it hardly looked human. In theory this mental portrait was good enough, but now it was replaced by fleeting images which should have added up to one and the same man but which refused to get themselves into focus. The circumstances of Monsieur Gallet's death all seem fake: the name the deceased was travelling under and his presumed profession, and more worryingly, his family's grief. Their haughtiness seems to hide ambiguous feelings about the hapless man. In this haunting story, Maigret discovers the appalling truth and the real crime hidden behind the surface of lies. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret Stonewalled and The Death of Monsieur Gallet. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret en los dominios del coroner

Maigret en los dominios del coroner

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Casi por casualidad y como turista, Maigret asiste entre el publico a la instruccion por parte del coroner de una causa por muerte violenta en una pequena ciudad de Arizona, junto a la frontera mexicana. Su olfato, su humanidad y su experiencia del oficio y de la vida le llevaran pronto a adivinar el culpable. Pero culpable de que? Tal es la pregunta que deja en el aire una novela que, junto al interes del caso, plantea una reflexion sobre el "e;american way of life"e;. "e;Una de las novelas ms atractivas y singulares de la saga policiaca del comisario Maigret, ambientada en Arizona. Maigret escruta las costumbres americanas como quien explora un continente ignoto. Por confrontar de una forma tan brillante la mentalidad europea y la norteamericana, por contemplar a Maigret como un turista en un mundo en el que todo es nuevo para l, merece leer esta aventura en Arizona. Detrs de la curiosidad e irona del comisario francs sin duda se encuentra parte de la experiencia de Simenon en este rincn del salvaje Oeste"e;. Alfonso Vzquez, La Opinin de Mlaga

Las hermanas Lacroix

Las hermanas Lacroix

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2013

Los secretos y rencores que alberga la mansion de las hermanas Lacroix, como se la conoce con respeto en la pequena ciudad de provincias, encierran al cabeza de familia en una inmensa soledad. Sus moradores se refugian, segun sus caracteres, en el misticismo, la especulacion filosofica y artistica, y un odio meticulosamente alimentado, ya sea desde la prepotencia o la debilidad. La inexorable huida de la generacion joven, o su invasion de los espacios nobles, abocara a las hermanas a una convivencia relegada a compartir definitivamente recuerdos y mezquindades que nunca quisieron olvidar. "e;Otra novela grande de uno de los escritores con ms oficio del siglo XX. Parece concebida como un drama teatral en tres actos. La casa errtica es el escenario y los personajes entran y salen, aparecen y desaparecen, se ocultan o se muestran en un magistral y equilibrado movimiento sinfnico"e;. Fulgencio Argelles, El Comercio"e;Siempre tuve la conviccin de que las novelas de Georges Simenon ensean a leer. Supongo que tambin ensean a escribir, en este terreno no faltan novelistas que aseguran que tambin. Simenon demostr que es un novelista soberbio, un muidor de atmsferas irrepetibles. Un Simenon en todo su esplendor"e;. J. Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El Correo"e;Tengo la sensacin de haber escrito esta resea siete veces y repetir el mismo cumplido setenta ms: la de Georges Simenon es novela negra dura y sin concesiones para la galera. Si con los casos del comisario Maigret el escritor francs disip cualquier duda con respecto a lo que poda aportar al gnero policaco, con novelas como Las hermanas Lacroix fue ms all, hasta el punto de enmendarle la plana a Balzac en la observacin de la costumbres humanas, con una profundidad de anlisis poco usual"e;. Antonio Bordn, La Provincia

Los vecinos de enfrente

Los vecinos de enfrente

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2013

Adil Bey llega a Batum, ciudad del sur de la Union Sovietica, como nuevo consul de Turquia. Pero su trabajo en la pequena ciudad, asfixiada por el regimen comunista, se va pareciendo cada vez mas a una trampa: aislado de todo contacto con el mundo, va tomando cuerpo la sospecha de que su antecesor ha sido envenenado, y siente que sus vecinos de en-frente le vigilan dia y noche. Cautivo de una obsesiva soledad, se siente atraido por Sonia, su secretaria, con la que inicia una relacion de terribles consecuencias.

El perro canelo

El perro canelo

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

El inspector Maigret llega a la localidad de Concarneau para investigar el intento de asesinato de uno de los prohombres del pueblo. En mitad de las pesquisas, una serie de sucesos confusos parecen indicar que un asesino imparable trama una venganza colectiva. La unica pista que parece firme es un perro canelo que nadie habia visto antes y que merodea por el vecindario. "e;El mito de Maigret se ha convertido en uno de los ms espectaculares de toda la historia del gnero criminal"e;. Salvador Vzquez de Parga"e;Simenon sigue siendo nuestra gran asignatura pendiente como lectores"e;. Paco Camarasa"e;Las novelas de Simenon han hecho felices a millones de personas en todo el mundo, y ahora nos harn felices a nosotros"e;. Jordi Llovet, El Pas

La casa del canal

La casa del canal

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

Edmee, una chica de dieciseis anos que ha quedado huerfana, es acogida por sus tios en una casa de campo. A su llegada, su tio acaba de fallecer, y ella quedara al cuidado de su tia y sus tres primos, todos ellos extranos, de rasgos asimetricos y cubiertos de eccemas. En pocos dias, se descubre que las deudas del padre eran numerosas y que la situacion de la familia peligra. Edmee, a su vez, va descubriendo el imparable poder que su feminidad ejerce sobre sus dos primos varones, y arriesga un juego de seduccion de terribles consecuencias.

El gos groc

El gos groc

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2012

L'inspector Maigret arriba a Concarneau per tal d'investigar l'intent d'assassinat d'un dels prohoms del poble. Al bell mig de la seva feina, una serie de successos confusos semblen indicar que un assassi intenta una venjanca col*lectiva. L'unica pista que sembla ferma es un gos groc que ningu no havia vist mai fins aleshores. "e;Les novelles de Simenon han fet felios milions de persones a tot el mn, i ara ens faran felios a nosaltres"e;. Jordi Llovet, El Pas "e;La seva escriptura s com la bona cuina tradicional, que mai no passa, i que passa avall amb aquell gust immortal, ric en sensacions, en qu cada condiment aporta un mats, una aroma, un pensament. I la veritat s que recuperar Simenon, una autntica mquina de crear lectors, s tot un encert"e;. Ignasi Aragay, ARA "e;Les novelles de Maigret sn intelligents, d'aparena banal, per amb personatge ben dibuixats i molt ben definits, quasi teatrals, moguts amb mecanismes perfectes per entretenir i alhora fer-te pensar"e;. Oriol Broggi En l'obra de Simenon no hi ha novella que sigui repetici de cap altra, ni un personatge igual que un altre, ni un ambient repetit i intercanviable Josep Pla

El gato

El gato

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Emile, un obrero retirado y algo tosco, conoce a Marguerite, una mujer afectada y puritana que vive en el recuerdo de un pasado mejor, con quien termina casandose para compartir su soledad. Pero pronto las desavenencias entre ambos se hacen evidentes y la vida matrimonial se transforma en un infierno. La desa-paricion del gato de Emile es el detonante de un cruel enfrentamiento que lleva a los ancianos a la destruccion. "e;El mito de Maigret se ha convertido en uno de los ms espectaculares de toda la historia del gnero criminal"e;. Salvador Vzquez de Parga "e;Simenon sigue siendo nuestra gran asignatura pendiente como lectores"e;. Paco Camarasa

Pietr, el Leton

Pietr, el Leton

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Pietr Johannson, conocido como Pietr el Leton, es un famoso delincuente perseguido por las autoridades de toda Europa. La policia parisina es informada de la llegada del estafador a la estacion del Norte, donde le esperara Maigret. A su llegada, y tras sospechar que le siguen, Pietr se refugia en el hotel Majestic; pero, tras entrevistarse con un multimillonario norteamericano, cambia de alojamiento. Mientras tanto, en el tren que le ha traido se descubre un cadaver que es la viva imagen de Pietr el Leton... El lector que abra las pginas de esta extraordinaria novela asistir a un gran suceso: el nacimiento del comisario Maigret. "e;El mito de Maigret se ha convertido en uno de los ms espectaculares de toda la historia del gnero criminal"e;. Salvador Vzquez de Parga "e;Simenon sigue siendo nuestra gran asignatura pendiente como lectores"e;. Paco Camarasa

El gat

El gat

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2012

Emile, un obrer retirat i una mica primitiu, coneix Marguerite, una dona afectada i puritana que viu en el record d'un passat millor, i s'hi acaba casant per compartir la seva solitud. Pero aviat les desavinences entre tots dos es fan evidents i la vida matrimonial es converteix en un infern. La desaparicio del gat d'Emile es el detonant d'un enfrontament cruel que portara els ancians a la destruccio. "e;Les novelles de Simenon han fet felios milions de persones a tot el mn, i ara ens faran felios a nosaltres"e;. Jordi Llovet, El Pas "e;La seva escriptura s com la bona cuina tradicional, que mai no passa, i que passa avall amb aquell gust immortal, ric en sensacions, en qu cada condiment aporta un mats, una aroma, un pensament. I la veritat s que recuperar Simenon, una autntica mquina de crear lectors, s tot un encert"e;. Ignasi Aragay, ARA

geni@l Klick Arbeitsbuch A2 mit DVD-Rom

geni@l Klick Arbeitsbuch A2 mit DVD-Rom

Author: Georges Simenon Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 03/02/2012

Act Of Passion

Act Of Passion

Author: Georges Simenon, Roger Ebert Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2011

The Train

The Train

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Pedigree

Pedigree

Author: Georges Simenon, Luc Sante Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2010

Tropic Moon

Tropic Moon

Author: Georges Simenon, Norman Rush Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Three Bedrooms In Manhattan

Three Bedrooms In Manhattan

Author: Georges Simenon, Joyce Carol Oates Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Striptease

Striptease

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2003

Maigret et la jeune morte

Maigret et la jeune morte

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2002

Les Inconnus Dans La Maison

Les Inconnus Dans La Maison

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1998

Maigret's Little Joke and Other Stories

Maigret's Little Joke and Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Four full-cast dramatisations starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Inspector Maigret 'The Yellow Dog' sees Maigret upsetting the citizens of Concarneau as he begins his murder investigation. But there is poison in the Pernod, a howling yellow dog and, it seems, a madman on the loose... In 'Maigret and the Burglar's Wife', "e;Sad Freddie"e; is committing a burglary when he discovers the body of a dead woman, holding a telephone in her hand. Can Maigret believe the burglar's wife in the face of other evidence? 'Inspector Cadaver' sees Maigret dealing with an old enemy - an ex-police officer nicknamed 'Inspector Cadaver', who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret in his investigations. Finally, in 'Maigret's Little Joke', Maigret and his wife take a secret holiday in Paris. When a murder occurs, Maigret must get his information from the press and radio. How can he leave Janvier to solve the crime alone?

Maigret and the Minister and Other Stories

Maigret and the Minister and Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Four full-cast dramatisations starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Maigret and the Minister/Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets/Maigret and Monsieur Charles/Maigret and the Madman of Bergerac Georges Simenon and his masterful inspector, Jules Maigret, look back together over four of their greatest cases Where is the vital report that holds the key to the fate of the French government? What is the secret behind the mysterious suicide in Bremen? Who is responsible for the sudden disappearance of one of Paris's best known solicitors? And will the demented double murderer strike again?

Maigret Hesitates and Other Stories

Maigret Hesitates and Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Four gripping dramatisations starring Maurice Denham as Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Maigret Goes to School/Maigret and the Old Lady/Maigret Hesitates/The Patience of Maigret The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about four intriguing cases in these full-cast dramatisations that have been specially adapted for radio from the original novels. There are two trips to the seaside for Maigret as he attempts to help a schoolmaster fight off an unfair charge of murder and soothes the fears of an elderly widow who fears she is about to be poisoned. An anonymous letter throws up a baffling problem: someone is about to be murdered, but who? Finally Maigret's old bte noire, Manuel Palmari, has been found murdered. Will that help Maigret get to the bottom of his criminal empire at last?

Maigret Sets a Trap and Other Stories

Maigret Sets a Trap and Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Four gripping dramatisations starring Maurice Denham as Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Maigret Goes Home/Maigret Sets a Trap/Maigret at the Crossroads/Maigret Has Doubts The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about four intriguing cases in these full-cast dramatisations that have been specially adapted for radio from the original novels. Things are never the same when you go back, as Maigret discovers when an anonymous letter draws him to his place of birth. Montmartre is the scene of his next case, but can Maigret's carefully prepared approach prevent the latest in a line of serial killings? A murder with unusual characteristics finds Maigret at the remote Three Widows Crossroads, and finally he regrets being forced to suppress his instincts about the indecipherable Josset case.

Maigret: A Man's Head and Other Stories

Maigret: A Man's Head and Other Stories

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Nicholas Le Prevost stars as the French detective in four new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations These new adaptations of classic stories find Maigret recreating four memorable cases for his creator Georges Simenon. In 'Maigret: A Man's Head', a convicted man is allowed to escape, then followed by police investigating a double murder. Maigret finds himself entering glittering society and a war of nerves with a suspect. 'The Bar on the Seine' sees a condemned man telling Maigret about a riverside drinking hole where a murderer lurks undetected. Pursuing the clue, Maigret witnesses a death and discovers a much older crime... 'My Friend Maigret' finds Maigret investigating the murder of a tramp on the French island of Porquerolles - but he is hampered by the attentions of Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard. Finally, in 'Madame Maigret's Own Case', when Madame Maigret makes a friend outside her dentist's office, she stumbles upon the resolution of one of her husband's most stubborn investigations.

Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets

Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Georges Simenon and his masterful inspector, Jules Maigret, look back together over one of their favourite cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets', Maigret tries to find out the secret behind a mysterious suicide in Bremen.

Maigret and Monsieur Charles

Maigret and Monsieur Charles

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Georges Simenon and his masterful inspector, Jules Maigret, look back together over one of their favourite cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret and Monsieur Charles', Maigret must discover who is responsible for the sudden disappearance of one of Paris' best-known solicitors.

Maigret and the Madman of Bergerac

Maigret and the Madman of Bergerac

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Georges Simenon and his masterful inspector, Jules Maigret, look back together over one of their favourite cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret and the Madman of Bergerac', a demented double murderer is terrorizing a French provincial town. Can Maigret stop him before he strikes again?

Maigret: The Bar on the Seine

Maigret: The Bar on the Seine

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Nicholas Le Prevost stars as the French detective in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation. In 'The Bar on the Seine' a condemned man tells Maigret about a riverside drinking hole where a murderer lurks undetected. Pursuing the clue, Maigret witnesses a death and discovers a much older crime

My Friend Maigret

My Friend Maigret

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Nicholas Le Prevost stars as the French detective in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation. In 'My Friend Maigret', Maigret investigates the murder of a tramp on the French island of Porquerolles - but he is hampered by the attentions of Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard.

Maigret: The Yellow Dog

Maigret: The Yellow Dog

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Inspector Maigret In 'Maigret: The Yellow Dog', the citizens of Concarneau are not happy when Maigret begins his murder investigation. But there is poison in the Pernod, a howling yellow dog and, it seems, a madman on the loose

Maigret: Inspector Cadaver

Maigret: Inspector Cadaver

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Inspector Maigret In 'Maigret: Inspector Cadaver', Maigret has to deal with an old enemy - an ex-police officer nicknamed 'Inspector Cadaver' - who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct him.

Maigret Goes to School

Maigret Goes to School

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret Goes to School', Maigret takes a trip to the seaside as he attempts to help a schoolmaster fight off an unfair charge of murder.

Maigret and the Old Lady

Maigret and the Old Lady

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret and the Old Lady', Maigret soothes the fears of an elderly widow who fears she is about to be poisoned.

Maigret at the Crossroads

Maigret at the Crossroads

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret at the Crossroads', a murder with unusual characteristics finds Maigret at the remote Three Widows Crossroads.

Maigret has Doubts

Maigret has Doubts

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret Has Doubts', the Inspector regrets being forced to suppress his instincts about the indecipherable Josset case.

Maigret and the Minister

Maigret and the Minister

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon Georges Simenon and his masterful inspector, Jules Maigret, look back together over one of their favourite cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret and the Minister', Maigret must find the vital report that holds the key to the fate of the French government

Maigret: A Man's Head

Maigret: A Man's Head

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Nicholas Le Prevost stars as the French detective in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation. In 'Maigret: A Man's Head', a convicted man is allowed to escape, then followed by police investigating a double murder. Maigret finds himself entering glittering society and a war of nerves with a suspect

Maigret's Little Joke

Maigret's Little Joke

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Inspector Maigret In 'Maigret's Little Joke', Maigret and his wife take a secret holiday in Paris. When a murder occurs, Maigret must get his information from the press and radio. How can he leave Janvier to solve the crime alone?

Maigret Hesitates

Maigret Hesitates

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret Hesitates', an anonymous letter throws up a baffling problem: someone is about to be murdered, but who?

Maigret Sets a Trap

Maigret Sets a Trap

Author: Georges Simenon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A full-cast dramatisation starring Maurice Denham as Inspector Maigret and Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon The world's best-known French detective, Jules Maigret, talks to his creator Georges Simenon about one of his most intriguing cases in this full-cast dramatisation that has been specially adapted for radio from the original novel. In 'Maigret Sets a Trap', Maigret finds himself in Montmartre, where he hopes that his carefully prepared approach will prevent the latest in a line of serial killings

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