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Georges Simenon

(Georges Joseph Christian Simenon)
Belgium (1903 - 1989)

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium. At sixteen he began work as a journalist on the Gazette de Liège. He moved to Paris in 1922 and became a prolific writer of popular fiction, working under a number of pseudonyms. In 1931 he published the first of the novels featuring Maigret, his most famous and enduring creation.
 
Series
Inspector Maigret
The Crime of Inspector Maigret (1932)
     aka Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets
The Death of Monsieur Gallet (1932)
     aka Maigret Stonewalled
The Crossroads Murders (1933)
Inspector Maigret Investigates (omnibus) (1933)
Introducing Inspector Maigret (omnibus) (1933)
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett (1933)
     aka The Strange Case of Peter the Lett
The Crime at Lock 14 (1934)
     aka Maigret Meets a Milord
The Shadow in the Courtyard (1934)
Triumph of Inspector Maigret (omnibus) (1934)
A Battle of Nerves (1939)
     aka Maigret's War of Nerves
A Face for a Clue (1939)
The Patience of Maigret (omnibus) (1939)
The Flemish Shop (1940)
Liberty Bar (1940)
The Madman of Bergerac (1940)
Maigret Abroad (omnibus) (1940)
Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine (1940)
Maigret At the Gai-Moulin (1940)
     aka At the Gai-Moulin
Maigret in Holland (1940)
     aka A Crime in Holland
Maigret Keeps a Rendezvous (omnibus) (1940)
Maigret to the Rescue (omnibus) (1940)
Maigret Travels South (omnibus) (1940)
The Sailor's Rendezvous (1940)
The Saint-Fiacre Affair (1940)
The Lock at Charenton (1941)
Maigret and Monsieur Labbe (1941)
Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master (1941)
Maigret Returns (1941)
Maigret Sits It Out (omnibus) (1941)
A Battle of Nerves / At the 'Gai Moulin' (omnibus) (1950)
Maigret on Holiday (omnibus) (1950)
A Summer Holiday (1950)
To Any Lengths (1950)
Maigret's Christmas (omnibus) (1951)
Maigret and the Mad Killers (1954)
Maigret in Montmartre (1954)
     aka Maigret and the Strangled Stripper
Maigret Right and Wrong: Maigret in Montmartre / Maigret's mistake (omnibus) (1954)
Maigret's Mistake (1954)
Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1955)
Maigret and the Dead Girl (1955)
Maigret and the Young Girl (1955)
Maigret in New York's underworld (1955)
Inspector Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1956)
Maigret's Revolver (1956)
Maigret Goes to School (1957)
Maigret's Little Joke (1957)
     aka None of Maigret's Business
My Friend Maigret (1957)
     aka The Methods of Maigret
Madame Maigret's Own Case (1958)
     aka Madame Maigret's Friend
Maigret and the Old Lady (1958)
Maigret's First Case (1958)
Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses (1959)
Maigret Has Scruples (1959)
The Short Cases of Inspector Maigret (1959)
Maigret Takes a Room (1960)
Versus Inspector Maigret (omnibus) (1960)
Maigret Afraid (1961)
Maigret in Court (1961)
Maigret in Society (1962)
A Maigret Omnibus (omnibus) (1962)
Maigret's Failure (1962)
Maigret and the Lazy Burglar (1963)
Maigret at the Crossroads (1963)
Maigret's Memoirs (1963)
Five Times Maigret (omnibus) (1964)
Maigret and the Saturday Caller (1964)
Maigret Mystified (1964)
Maigret's Special Murder (1964)
The Second Maigret Omnibus (omnibus) (1964)
Maigret Loses His Temper (1965)
Maigret Sets a Trap (1965)
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic (1966)
Maigret on the Defensive (1966)
Maigret and the Headless Corpse (1967)
Maigret and the Nahour Case (1967)
Maigret Goes Home (1967)
Maigret's Pickpocket (1967)
Maigret Has Doubts (1968)
Maigret Hesitates (1968)
Maigret in Vichy (1968)
     aka Maigret Takes the Waters
Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1968)
Maigret and the Calame Report (1969)
     aka Maigret and the Minister
Maigret and the Killer (1969)
Maigret Triumphant (1969)
Maigret and the Madwoman (1970)
Maigret and the Wine Merchant (1970)
Maigret and the Loner (1971)
A Maigret Quartet (omnibus) (1972)
Maigret and the Flea (1972)
     aka Maigret and the Informer
Maigret and Monsieur Charles (1973)
Maigret and the Bum (1973)
     aka Maigret and the Dosser
A Maigret Trio: Maigret's failure / Maigret in Society / Maigret and the lazy burglar (omnibus) (1973)
Maigret and the Millionaires (1974)
Maigret and the Gangsters (1974)
Maigret and the Man on the Bench (1975)
     aka Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard
Maigret and the Apparition (1976)
     aka Maigret and the Ghost
Maigret and the Black Sheep (1976)
Maigret and the Spinster (1977)
Maigret's Pipe (1977)
Maigret in Retirement (1978)
Maigret in Exile (1978)
Maigret and the Toy Village (1978)
Maigret Among the Rich (1978)
Maigret's Rival (1979)
Maigret in New York (1979)
Maigret at the Coroner's (1980)
Maigret Bides His Time (1985)
Maigret and the Pickpocket (1985)
Four On Maigret: Mr. Monday / Maigret's Pipe / Maigret's Mistake / The Drowned Men's Inn (omnibus) (1986)
The Yellow Dog (1987)
Maigret on the Riviera (1988)
Maigret and the Fortune Teller (1989)
Maigret and the Flemish Shop (1990)
Maigret on Home Ground (1992)
Inspector Maigret's Case Files Murder: Murder a LA Carte (omnibus) (1992)
Murder: Maigret And the Pickpocket / Maigret And the Toy Village / Maigret's Riva / Maigret in Vichy (omnibus) (1996)
Maigret (1998)
The Maigret Collection: Radio Dramatization (2003)
The Bar on the Seine (2003)
Inspector Cadaver (2003)
The Friend of Madame Maigret (2003)
The Hotel Majestic (2003)
Maigret and the Idle Burglar (2004)
The Crime of Inspector MaigretThe Death of Monsieur GalletIntroducing Inspector MaigretMaigret and the Enigmatic Lett
The Crime at Lock 14A Battle of NervesA Face for a ClueThe Patience of Maigret
The Flemish ShopLiberty BarThe Madman of BergeracMaigret Abroad
Maigret and the Tavern by the SeineMaigret At the Gai-MoulinMaigret in HollandMaigret Keeps a Rendezvous
Maigret to the RescueMaigret Travels SouthThe Sailor's RendezvousThe Saint-Fiacre Affair
Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-MasterMaigret ReturnsMaigret Sits It OutA Battle of Nerves / At the 'Gai Moulin'
Maigret on HolidayTo Any LengthsMaigret's ChristmasMaigret and the Mad Killers
Maigret in MontmartreMaigret Right and Wrong: Maigret in Montmartre / Maigret's mistakeMaigret's MistakeMaigret and the Burglar's Wife
Maigret and the Dead GirlMaigret and the Young GirlMaigret in New York's underworldInspector Maigret and the Burglar's Wife
Maigret's RevolverMaigret Goes to SchoolMaigret's Little JokeMy Friend Maigret
Madame Maigret's Own CaseMaigret and the Old LadyMaigret's First CaseMaigret and the Reluctant Witnesses
Maigret Has ScruplesThe Short Cases of Inspector MaigretMaigret Takes a RoomVersus Inspector Maigret
Maigret AfraidMaigret in CourtMaigret in SocietyA Maigret Omnibus
Maigret's FailureMaigret and the Lazy BurglarMaigret at the CrossroadsMaigret's Memoirs
Five Times MaigretMaigret and the Saturday CallerMaigret MystifiedMaigret's Special Murder
The Second Maigret OmnibusMaigret Loses His TemperMaigret Sets a TrapMaigret and the Hotel Majestic
Maigret on the DefensiveMaigret and the Headless CorpseMaigret and the Nahour CaseMaigret Goes Home
Maigret's PickpocketMaigret Has DoubtsMaigret HesitatesMaigret in Vichy
Maigret's Boyhood FriendMaigret and the Calame ReportMaigret and the KillerMaigret Triumphant
Maigret and the MadwomanMaigret and the Wine MerchantMaigret and the LonerA Maigret Quartet
Maigret and the FleaMaigret and Monsieur CharlesMaigret and the BumA Maigret Trio: Maigret's failure / Maigret in Society / Maigret and the lazy burglar
Maigret and the MillionairesMaigret and the GangstersMaigret and the Man on the BenchMaigret and the Apparition
Maigret and the Black SheepMaigret and the SpinsterMaigret's PipeMaigret in Exile
Maigret and the Toy VillageMaigret's RivalMaigret in New YorkMaigret at the Coroner's
Maigret Bides His TimeMaigret and the PickpocketFour On Maigret: Mr. Monday / Maigret's Pipe / Maigret's Mistake / The Drowned Men's InnThe Yellow Dog
Maigret on the RivieraMaigret and the Fortune TellerMaigret and the Flemish ShopInspector Maigret's Case Files Murder: Murder a LA Carte
Murder: Maigret And the Pickpocket / Maigret And the Toy Village / Maigret's Riva / Maigret in VichyMaigretThe Bar on the SeineInspector Cadaver
The Friend of Madame MaigretThe Hotel MajesticMaigret and the Idle Burglar
 
Novels
A Man's Head (1931)
Uncle Charles (1942)
The Breton Sisters (1943)
Black Rain (1946)
Magnet of Doom (1948)
Chit of a Girl (1949)
The Survivors (1949)
Poisoned relations (1950)
Strange Inheritance (1950)
The Strangers in the House (1951)
Act of Passion (1952)
The Burgomaster of Furnes (1952)
A Crime in Holland / A Face for a Clue (1952)
Escape in vain (1952)
Havoc By Accident (1952)
In Two Latitudes (1952)
On the Danger Line (1952)
The Trial of Bebe Donge (1952)
Aunt Jeanne (1953)
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go by (1953)
The Stain on the Snow (1953)
Across the Street (1954)
Belle (1954)
The Bottom of the Bottle (1954)
The Brothers Rico (1954)
Ticket of Leave (1954)
The Burial of M. Bouvet (1955)
Chez Krull (1955)
The Fugitive (1955)
     aka Account Unsettled
Red Lights (1955)
     aka The Hitchhiker
A Sense of Guilt (1955)
The Little Man from Archangel (1957)
The Stowaway (1957)
The Heart of a Man (1958)
Inquest on Bouvet (1958)
The Murderer (1958)
The Son (1958)
The Witness (1958)
The Woman of the Grey House (1958)
The Negro (1959)
Striptease (1959)
Young Cardinaud (1959)
The Hatter's Ghost (1960)
     aka The Hatter's Phantoms
Sunday (1960)
The Premier (1961)
The Widower (1961)
Fate of the Malous (1962)
Pedigree (1962)
The Iron Stair Case (1963)
New Lease of Life (1963)
The Patient (1963)
The Accomplices (1964)
The Bells Of Bicetre (1964)
The Door (1964)
Three Beds in Manhattan (1964)
The Train (1964)
The Blue Room (1965)
Man With the Little Dog (1965)
The Little Saint (1966)
The Mouse (1966)
The Confessional (1967)
Monsieur Monde Vanishes (1967)
Old Man Dies (1967)
The Neighbours (1968)
The Witnesses (1968)
Big Bob (1969)
The Prison (1969)
The Man on the Bench in the Barn (1970)
November (1970)
The Rich Man (1971)
Teddy Bear (1971)
The Disappearance of Odile (1972)
Window Over the Way (1972)
     aka Danger Ashore
The Cat (1972)
The Glass Cage (1973)
The Innocents (1973)
The Venice Train (1974)
The Magician (1974)
The House on Quai Notre Dame (1975)
Betty (1975)
Watchmaker of Everton (1975)
The Others (1975)
Girl in His Past (1976)
Four Days in a Lifetime (1977)
The Clockmaker (1977)
The Family Lie (1978)
The Girl with a Squint (1978)
The Little Doctor (1978)
Aboard the Aquitaine (1979)
The Nightclub (1979)
The Grandmother (1980)
The White Horse Inn (1980)
The Country Doctor (1981)
     aka The Delivery
The Long Exile (1983)
The Lodger (1983)
The Reckoning (1984)
Intimate Memoirs (1984)
The Couple from Poitiers (1985)
Justice (1985)
In Case of Emergency (1986)
The Outlaw (1986)
Uncle Charles Has Locked Himself in (1987)
The Rules of the Game (1988)
Donadieu's Will (1991)
Suspect (1991)
The Truth about Bebe Donge (1992)
Death of a Nobody (1995)
The 13 Culprits (2002)
Dirty Snow (2003)
A Man's HeadUncle CharlesBlack RainMagnet of Doom
Chit of a GirlThe SurvivorsPoisoned relationsStrange Inheritance
The Strangers in the HouseAct of PassionThe Burgomaster of FurnesA Crime in Holland / A Face for a Clue
Escape in vainHavoc By AccidentIn Two LatitudesOn the Danger Line
The Trial of Bebe DongeAunt JeanneThe Man Who Watched the Trains Go byThe Stain on the Snow
Across the StreetBelleThe Bottom of the BottleThe Brothers Rico
Ticket of LeaveChez KrullRed LightsA Sense of Guilt
The Little Man from ArchangelThe StowawayThe Heart of a ManInquest on Bouvet
The MurdererThe SonThe WitnessThe Woman of the Grey House
The NegroStripteaseYoung CardinaudThe Hatter's Ghost
SundayThe PremierThe WidowerFate of the Malous
PedigreeThe Iron Stair CaseNew Lease of LifeThe Patient
The AccomplicesThe Bells Of BicetreThe DoorThree Beds in Manhattan
The TrainThe Blue RoomMan With the Little DogThe Little Saint
The MouseThe ConfessionalMonsieur Monde VanishesOld Man Dies
The NeighboursThe WitnessesBig BobThe Prison
The Man on the Bench in the BarnNovemberThe Rich ManTeddy Bear
The Disappearance of OdileWindow Over the WayThe CatThe Glass Cage
The InnocentsThe Venice TrainThe MagicianThe House on Quai Notre Dame
BettyWatchmaker of EvertonThe OthersGirl in His Past
Four Days in a LifetimeThe ClockmakerThe Family LieThe Girl with a Squint
The Little DoctorThe NightclubThe GrandmotherThe White Horse Inn
The Long ExileThe ReckoningIntimate MemoirsThe Couple from Poitiers
JusticeIn Case of EmergencyThe OutlawUncle Charles Has Locked Himself in
The Rules of the GameDonadieu's WillSuspectThe Truth about Bebe Donge
Death of a NobodyThe 13 CulpritsDirty Snow
 
Omnibus
Lost Moorings: Banana Tourist / Blind PathThe Man from Everywhere / Newhaven-DieppeViolent Ends: Belle / The Brothers RicoThe Judge and the Hatter: The Witnesses / The Hatter's Ghosts
The Sacrifice: Mr. Hire's Engagement / Young CardinaudGirl in Waiting / JusticeSimenon OmnibusSimenon Omnibus: No. 4
Simenon Omnibus: No. 5Simenon Omnibus: No. 7Simenon Omnibus: No. 8Simenon Omnibus: No. 9
Simenon Omnibus: No. 10Simenon Omnibus: No. 11Simenon Omnibus: No. 12Simenon Omnibus: No. 13
The Watchmaker  / The Iron StaircaseAfrican TrioSimenon Omnibus: No. 14
 
Collections
Simenon's Paris
 
Georges Simenon recommends
Cul-de-sac
Cul-de-sac (1984)
John Wainwright
"An unforgettable novel."



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