Georges Simenon
1903-1989
 

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium. After several jobs he became a journalist on the Gazette de Liège. In 1922, he moved to Paris where he wrote scores of books. In 1929, he created 'Chief Inspector Jules Maigret'. The fame of 'Maigret' spread fast and by the end of 1930, 'Maigret' had become a household word throughout Europe, and the books had been translated into eight languages.
In the Forties, he moved to the U.S.A. and stayed there for ten years producing some twenty-six 'Maigrets'. In 1955, he returned to France, with his second wife and family. His production of novels slowed down considerably. In 1972 he decided to stop writing novels.


 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Maigret' Novels
 1) Introducing Inspector Maigret (Includes 'The Crime of Inspector Maigret' and 'The Death of Monsieur Gallet')  1933
 2) Inspector Maigret Investigates (Includes 'The Strange case of Peter the Lett' and 'The Crossroad Murders')  1933
 3) The Triumph of Inspector Maigret (Includes 'The Crime at Lock 14' and 'The Shadow on the Courtyard')  1934
 4) The Patience of Maigret (Includes 'A Battle of Nerves' and 'A Face for a Clue')  1939
 5) Maigret Travels South (Includes 'Liberty Bar' and 'The Madman of Bergerac')  1940
 6) Maigret Abroad (Includes 'A Crime in Holland' and 'At the Gai-Moulin')  1940
 7) Maigret to the Rescue (Includes 'The Flemish Shop' and 'The Guinguette by the Seine')  1940
 8) Maigret Keeps a Rendez-Vous (Includes 'The Sailor's Rendez-Vous' and 'The Saint Fiacre Affair')  1940
 9) Maigret Sits It Out (Includes 'The Lock at Charenton' and 'Maigret Returns')  1941
10) Maigret and M. l'Abbé (Includes 'Death of a Harbourmaster' and 'The Man from Everywhere')  1941
11) Maigret on Holiday (Includes 'A Summer Holiday' and 'To Any Lengths')  1950
12) Maigret Right and Wrong (Includes 'Maigret in Montmartre' and 'Maigret's Mistake')  1954
13) Maigret and the Killers  1954
14) Maigret and the Young Girl  1955
15) Maigret and the Burglar's Wife  1955
16) Maigret and the Dead Girl (Also published as: Inspector Maigret and the Dead Girl)  1955
17) Maigret's Revolver  1956
18) Maigret in New York's Underworld (Also published as: Maigret in New York, and as: Inspector Maigret in New York's Underworld)  1956
19) My Friend Maigret  1956
20) Maigret Goes to School  1957
21) Maigret's Little Joke  1957
22) Maigret and the Old Lady  1958
23) Maigret's First Case  1958
24) Maigret Has Scruples  1959
25) Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses  1959
26) Madame Maigret's Friend  1960
27) Maigret Takes a Room  1960
28) Maigret in Court  1961
29) Maigret Afraid  1961
30) Maigret in Society  1962
31) Maigret's Failure  1962
32) Maigret's Memoirs  1963
33) Maigret and the Lazy Burglar  1963
34) Maigret's Special Murder  1964
35) Maigret and the Saturday Caller  1964
36) Maigret Loses His Temper  1965
37) Maigret Sets a Trap  1965
38) Maigret on the Defensive  1966
39) The Patience of Maigret  1966
40) Maigret and the Headless Corpse  1967
41) Maigret and the Nahour Case  1967
42) Maigret's Pickpocket  1968
43) Maigret Has Doubts  1968
44) Maigret Takes the Waters  1969
45) Maigret and the Minister  1969
46) Maigret Hesitates  1970
47) Maigret's Boyhood Friend  1970
48) Maigret and the Wine Merchant  1971
49) Maigret and the Killer  1971
50) Maigret and the Madwoman  1972
51) Maigret and the Flea  1972
52) Maigret and Monsieur Charles  1973
53) Maigret and the Dosser  1973
54) Maigret and the Millionaires  1974
55) Maigret and the Gangsters (Also published as: Inspector Maigret and the Killers)  1974
56) Maigret and the Loner  1975
57) Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard  1975
58) Maigret and the Black Sheep  1976
59) Maigret and the Ghost  1976
60) Maigret's Christmas (short stories)  1976
61) Maigret and the Spinster  1977
62) Maigret's Pipe (short stories)  1977
63) Maigret and the Hotel Majestic  1977
64) Maigret in Exile  1978
65) Maigret and the Toy Village  1978
66) Maigret's Rival  1979
67) Maigret and the Coroner  1980
Other Novels
 1) The Disintegration of J.P.G.  1937
 2) Black Rain (Includes 'The Survivors' and 'Black Rain')  1939
 3) The Man from Everywhere  1941
 4) In Two Latitudes (Includes 'The Mystery of the "Polarlys" and 'Tropic Moon')  1942
 5) The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By  1942
 6) Escape in Vain (Includes 'The Lodger' and 'One Way Out')  1943
 7) Havoc by Accident (Includes 'Talatala' and 'The Breton Sisters')  1943
 8) On the Danger Line (Includes 'Home Town' and 'The Green Thermos')  1944
 9) The Shadow Falls (Also published as: Donadieu's Will)  1945
10) Lost Moorings (Includes 'Blind Path' and 'Banana Tourist')  1946
11) Magnet of Doom (US Title: The First-Born)  1948
12) Chit of a Girl (Includes 'Chit of a Girl' and 'Justice')  1949
13) Poisoned Relations (Includes 'Monsieur la Souris' and 'Poisoned Relations')  1950
14) Strange Inheritance  1950
15) Strangers in the House  1951
16) Act of Passion  1952
17) Affairs of Destiny (Includes 'Newhaven-Dieppe' and 'The Woman of the Grey House')  1952
18) The Burgomaster of Furnes  1952
19) The Trial of Bebe Donge (US Title: I Take This Woman)  1952
20) Aunt Jeanne  1953
21) The Stain on the Snow (US Title: The Snow Was Black)  1953
22) Across the Street  1954
23) The Bottom of the Bottle  1954
24) Ticket of Leave  1954
25) Violent Ends (Includes 'Belle' and 'The Brothers Rico')  1954
26) Destinations (Includes 'The Hitchhiker' and 'The Burial of Monsieur Bouvet')  1955
27) The Magician  1955
28) A Sense of Guilt (Includes 'Chez Krull' and 'The Heart of a Man')  1955
29) The Judge and the Hatter (Includes 'The Witnesses' and 'The Hatter's Ghosts')  1956
30) Sacrifice (Includes 'Mr. Hire's Engagement' and 'Young Cardinaud')  1956
31) Sunday  1956
32) The Little Man from Archangel  1957
33) The Stowaway  1957
34) In Case of Emergency  1958
35) The Son  1958
36) The Negro  1959
37) Striptease  1959
38) The Premier  1961
39) The Widower  1961
40) Account Unsettled (US Title: The Fugitive)  1962
41) The Fate of the Malous  1962
42) Pedigree  1962
43) The Iron Staircase  1963
44) A New Lease of Life (US Title: A New Lease on Life)  1963
45) The Patient (US Title: The Bells of Bicetre)  1963
46) The Accomplices  1964
47) The Door  1964
48) Three Beds in Manhattan  1964
49) The Train  1964
50) The Blue Room  1965
51) The Little Saint  1965
52) The Man with the Little Dog  1965
53) The Cat  1967
54) The Confessional  1967
55) Monsieur Monde Vanishes  1967
56) The Old Man Dies  1967
57) The Neighbors (US Title: The Move)  1968
58) Big Bob  1969
59) The Man on the Bench in the Barn  1969
60) The Prison  1969
61) November  1970
62) The Rich Man  1971
63) Teddy Bear  1971
64) The Disappearance of Odile  1972
65) The Glass Cage  1973
66) The Innocents  1973
67) The Venice Train  1974
68) Betty  1975
69) The Others (US Title: The House on Quai Notre Dame)  1975
70) The Girl in His Past  1976
71) Four Days in a Lifetime  1977
72) The Family Lie  1978
73) The Girl with a Squint  1978
74) The Little Doctor (short stories)  1978
75) African Trio (Includes 'Aboard the Aquitaine', 'Talatala', and 'Tropic Moon')  1979
76) The Night Club  1979
77) The White Horse Inn (Includes 'The White Horse Inn', 'The Grandmother' and 'The Country Doctor')  1980
78) The Long Exile  1982
79) The Reckoning  1984
80) The Couple from Poitiers  1985
81) The Outlaw  1986
82) The Rules of the Game  1988
83) Uncle Charles (US Title: Uncle Charles Has Locked Himself In)  1988

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