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  • Inspector Maigret Omnibus 2by Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 26.78

    The second annual omnibus edition includes four memorable titles from the past year of Maigret publishing: The Saint-Fiacre Affair (the one where Maigret goes back to the place of his birth), The Misty Harbour (the one where Maigret is left tied up on a rainy quayside all night), Maigret (the one where Maigret comes back from retirement) and... more...

  • The Presidentby Georges Simenon; Daphne Woodward

    Melville House 2011; US$ 13.99

    Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, The President was hailed by the New York Times as a ?tour de force? At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement?self exile?on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesman and biographers. In his library is... more...

  • The Trainby Georges Simenon; Robert Baldick

    Melville House 2011; US$ 14.00

    Against all expectations Marcel Fe?ron has made a ?normal? life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes. But on May 10, 1940, as Nazi tanks approach, this timid, happy man must abandon his home and confront the ?Fate? that he has secretly awaited. Separated from his pregnant wife and young daughter in the chaos of flight, he joins a freight car... more...

  • The Late Monsieur Galletby Georges Simenon; Anthea Bell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    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... more...

  • Pietr the Latvianby Georges Simenon; David Bellos

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    The first novel which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos. Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache... more...

  • Night at the Crossroadsby Georges Simenon; Linda Coverdale

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.27

    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... more...

  • Maigret's Dead Manby Georges Simenon; David Coward

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 9.86

    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... more...

  • Maigret Sets a Trapby Georges Simenon; Sian Reynolds

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 9.86

    The inspiration for ITV's feature-length adaptation starring Rowan Atkinson ' High up in Montmartre, there was a festive atmosphere, people were crowding round the little tables where rosť wine was being served ... Yet a hundred metres further on, the little alleyways were deserted, and the killer might find it easy to pounce' Detective Chief Inspector... more...

  • Madame Maigret's Friendby Georges Simenon; Howard Curtis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    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,... more...

  • Maigret and the Old Ladyby Georges Simenon; Ros Schwartz

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    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... more...