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) The Crime of Inspector Maigret (Also published as: Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets [1963])  1932 (France 1931])
 2) The Death of Monsieur Gallet (Also published as: Maigret Stonewalled [1963])  1932 (France 1931]
 3) The Strange case of Peter the Lett (Also published as: Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett [1963])  1933 (France 1931)
 4) The Crossroad Murders (Also published as: Maigret at the Crossroads [1963])  1933 (France 1931)
 5) The Crime at Lock 14 (Also published as: Maigret Meets a Milord [1963])  1934 (France 1931)
 6) The Shadow in the Courtyard (Also published as: Maigret Mystified [1964])  1934 (France 1932)
 7) A Battle of Nerves (Also published as: Maigret's War of Nerves [1986])  1939 (France 1931)
 8) A Face for a Clue (Also published as: Maigret and the Concarneau Murders [1980]; and as: Maigret and the Yellow Dog [1986])  1939 (France 1931)
 9) Liberty Bar (Also published as: Murder on the Riviera [1988])  1940 (France 1932)
10) The Madman of Bergerac  1940 (France 1932)
11) A Crime in Holland (Also published as: Maigret in Holland [1980])  1940 (France 1931)
12) At the Gai-Moulin (Also published as: Maigret at the Gai-Moulin [1991])  1940 (France 1931)
13) The Flemish Shop (Also published as: Maigret and the Flemish Shop [1990])  1940 (France 1932)
14) The Guinguette by the Seine  1940 (France 1932)
15) The Sailor's Rendez-Vous  1940 (France 1931)
16) The Saint Fiacre Affair (Also published as: Maigret Goes Home [1967])  1940 (France 1932)
17) The Lock at Charenton  1941 (France 1933)
18) Maigret Returns  1941 (France 1934)
19) Death of a Harbourmaster (Also published as: Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master [1989])  1941 (France 1932)
20) A Summer Holiday (US Title: No Vacation for Maigret [1953])  1950 (France 1948)
21) To Any Lengths (US Title: Maigret and the Fortune Teller [1989]) (Also published as: Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine [1990])  1950 (France 1944)
22) Maigret in Montmartre (US Title: Inspector Maigret and the Strangled Stripper [1954])  1954 (France 1951)
23) Maigret's Mistake  1954 (France 1953)
24) Inspector Maigret and the Killers (Also published as: Maigret and the Gangster [1974])  1954 (France 1952)
25) Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (US Title: Inspector Maigret and the Burglar's Wife [1956])  1955 (France 1951)
26) Maigret and the Dead Girl (Also published as: Inspector Maigret and the Dead Girl [1955]; and as: Maigret and the Young Girl [1964])  1955 (France 1954)
27) Maigret's Revolver  1956 (France 1952)
28) Maigret in New York's Underworld (Also published as: Maigret in New York [1979], and as: Inspector Maigret in New York's Underworld [1956])  1956 (France 1947)
29) The Methods of Maigret (Also published as: My Friend Maigret [1966])  1956 (France 1949)
30) Maigret Goes to School  1957 (France 1954)
31) Maigret's Little Joke (US Title: None of Maigret's Business [1958])  1957 (France 1957)
32) Maigret and the Old Lady  1958 (France 1950)
33) Maigret's First Case  1958 (France 1949)
34) Maigret Has Scruples  1959 (France 1958)
35) Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses  1959 (France 1959)
36) Madame Maigret's Friend (US Title: Madame Maigret's Own Case [1959])  1960 (France 1950)
37) Maigret Takes a Room (US Title: Maigret Rents a Room [1961])  1960 (France 1951)
38) Maigret in Court  1961 (France 1960)
39) Maigret Afraid  1961 (France 1953)
40) Maigret in Society  1962 (France 1960)
41) Maigret's Failure  1962 (France 1956)
42) Maigret's Memoirs  1963 (France 1951)
43) Maigret and the Lazy Burglar  1963 (France 1961)
44) Maigret's Special Murder (US Title: Maigret's Dead Man [1964])  1964 (France 1948)
45) Maigret and the Saturday Caller  1964 (France 1962)
46) Maigret Loses His Temper  1965 (France 1963)
47) Maigret Sets a Trap  1965 (France 1955)
48) Maigret on the Defensive  1966 (France 1964)
49) The Patience of Maigret  1966 (France 1965)
50) Maigret and the Headless Corpse  1967 (France 1955)
51) Maigret and the Nahour Case  1967 (France 1967)
52) Maigret's Pickpocket  1968 (France 1967)
53) Maigret Has Doubts  1968 (France 1959)
54) Maigret Takes the Waters (US Title: Maigret in Vichy [1969])  1969 (France 1968)
55) Maigret and the Minister (US Title: Maigret and the Calame Report [1969])  1969 (France 1955)
56) Maigret Hesitates  1970 (France 1968)
57) Maigret's Boyhood Friend  1970 (France 1968)
58) Maigret and the Wine Merchant  1971 (France 1970)
59) Maigret and the Killer  1971 (France 1969)
60) Maigret and the Madwoman  1972 (France 1970)
61) Maigret and the Flea (US Title: Maigret and the Informer [1973])  1972 (France 1971)
62) Maigret and Monsieur Charles  1973 (France 1972)
63) Maigret and the Dosser (US Title: Maigret and the Bum [1974])  1973 (France 1963)
64) Maigret and the Millionaires  1974 (France 1958)
65) Maigret and the Loner  1975 (France 1971)
66) Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard (US Title: Maigret and the Man on the Bench [1975])  1975 (France 1953)
67) Maigret and the Black Sheep  1976 (France 1962)
68) Maigret and the Ghost (US Title: Maigret and the Apparition [1976])  1976 (France 1964)
69) Maigret's Christmas (short stories)  1976 (France NA)
70) Maigret and the Spinster  1977 (France 1942)
71) Maigret's Pipe (short stories)  1977 (France 1965)
72) Maigret and the Hotel Majestic  1977 (France 1942)
73) Maigret in Exile  1978 (France 1942)
74) Maigret and the Toy Village  1978 (France 1944)
75) Maigret's Rival  1979 (France 1944)
76) Maigret and the Coroner (US Title: Maigret at the Coroner's [1980])  1980 (France 1949)
'Maigret' Omnibus Editions
 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
Other Novels
 1) The Disintegration of J.P.G.  1937 (France 1936)
 2) The Man from Everywhere  1941 (France 1931)
 3) The Mystery of the "Polarlys"  1942 (France 1932)
 4) Tropic Moon  1942 (France 1933)
 5) The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By  1942 (France 1938)
 6) The Lodger  1943 (France 1934)
 7) One Way Out  1943 (France 1934)
 8) Talatala  1943 (France 1937)
 9) The Breton Sisters  1943 (France 1936)
10) Home Town  1944 (France 1937)
11) The Green Thermos (Also published as: The Suspect ]1991])  1944 (France 1938)
12) The Shadow Falls (Also published as: Donadieu's Will [1991])  1945 (France 1937)
13) Blind Path (US Title: Blind Alley [1946])  1946 (France 1938)
14) Black Rain  1946 (France 1941)
15) Banana Tourist  1946 (France 1938)
16) Magnet of Doom (US Title: The First-Born [1947])  1948 (France 1945)
17) Chit of a Girl (Also published as: Girl in Waiting [1957])  1949 (France 1938)
18) The Survivors  1949 (France 1938)
19) Justice  1949 (France 1941)
20) Monsieur la Souris  1950 (France 1938)
21) Poisoned Relations  1950 (France 1938)
22) Strange Inheritance  1950 (France 1941)
23) Strangers in the House  1951 (France 1940)
24) Act of Passion  1952 (France 1947)
25) Newhaven-Dieppe  1952 (France 1934)
26) The Woman of the Grey House  1952 (France 1933)
27) The Burgomaster of Furnes  1952 (France 1939)
28) The Trial of Bebe Donge (US Title: I Take This Woman [1953]) (Also published as: The Truth About Bebe Donge [1992])  1952 (France 1942)
29) Aunt Jeanne  1953 (France 1951)
30) The Stain on the Snow (US Title: The Snow Was Black [1950])  1953 (France 1948)
31) Across the Street  1954 (France 1945)
32) The Bottom of the Bottle  1954 (France 1949)
33) Ticket of Leave (US Title: The Widow [1955])  1954 (France 1942)
34) Belle  1954 (France 1952)
35) The Brothers Rico  1954 (France 1952)
36) Red Lights (US Title: The Hitchhiker [1955])  1955 (France 1953)
37) The Burial of M Bouvet (Also published as: Inquest on Bouvet [1958])  1955 (France 1950)
38) The Magician  1955 (France 1953)
39) Chez Krull  1955 (France 1939)
40) The Heart of a Man  1955 (France 1950)
41) The Witnesses  1956 (France 1954)
42) The Hatter's Ghosts (US Title: The Hatter's Phantoms [1976])  1956 (France 1945)
43) Mr. Hire's Engagement  1956 (France 1933)
44) Young Cardinaud  1956 (France 1942)
45) The Little Man from Archangel  1957 (France 1956)
46) The Stowaway  1957 (France 1947)
47) In Case of Emergency  1958 (France 1956)
48) The Son  1958 (France 1957)
49) The Negro  1959 (France 1957)
50) Striptease  1959 (France 1958)
51) Sunday  1960 (France 1959)
52) The Premier  1961 (France 1958)
53) The Widower  1961 (France 1959)
54) Account Unsettled (US Title: The Fugitive [1955])  1962 (France 1954)
55) The Fate of the Malous  1962 (France 1947)
56) Pedigree  1962 (France 1948)
57) The Iron Staircase  1963 (France 1953)
58) A New Lease of Life (US Title: A New Lease on Life [1963])  1963 (France 1951)
59) The Patient (US Title: The Bells of Bicetre [1964])  1963 (France 1963)
60) The Accomplices  1964 (France 1955)
61) The Door  1964 (France 1962)
62) Three Beds in Manhattan  1964 (France 1946)
63) The Train  1964 (France 1961)
64) The Blue Room  1965 (France 1964)
65) The Little Saint  1965 (France 1965)
66) The Man with the Little Dog  1965 (France 1964)
67) The Cat  1967 (France 1967)
68) The Confessional  1967 (France 1966)
69) Monsieur Monde Vanishes  1967 (France 1945)
70) The Old Man Dies  1967 (France 1966)
71) The Neighbours (US Title: The Move [1968])  1968 (France 1967)
72) Big Bob  1969 (France 1954)
73) The Man on the Bench in the Barn  1969 (France 1968)
74) The Prison  1969 (France 1968)
75) November  1970 (France 1969)
76) The Rich Man  1971 (France 1970)
77) Teddy Bear  1971 (France 1960)
78) The Disappearance of Odile  1972 (France 1971)
79) The Glass Cage  1973 (France 1971)
80) The Innocents  1973 (France 1972)
81) The Venice Train  1974 (France 1965)
82) Betty  1975 (France 1961)
83) The Others (US Title: The House on Quai Notre Dame [1975])  1975 (France 1962)
84) The Girl in His Past  1976 (France 1951)
85) Four Days in a Lifetime  1977 (France 1949)
86) The Family Lie  1978 (France 1940)
87) The Girl with a Squint  1978 (France 1951)
88) The Little Doctor (short stories)  1978 (France 1943)
89) Aboard the Aquitaine  1979 (France 1936)
90) The Night Club  1979 (France 1933)
91) The White Horse Inn  1980 (France 1938)
92) The Grandmother  1980 (France 1939)
93) The Country Doctor (US Title: The Delivery [1981])  1980 (France 1941)
94) The Long Exile  1982 (France 1936)
95) The Reckoning  1984 (France 1948)
96) The Couple from Poitiers  1985 (France 1960)
97) The Outlaw  1986 (France 1941)
98) The Rules of the Game  1988 (France 1955)
99) Uncle Charles (US Title: Uncle Charles Has Locked Himself In [1987])  1988 (France 1942)
Omnibus Editions
 1) In Two Latitudes (Includes 'The Mystery of the "Polarlys" and 'Tropic Moon')  1942
 2) Escape in Vain (Includes 'The Lodger' and 'One Way Out')  1943
 3) Havoc by Accident (Includes 'Talatala' and 'The Breton Sisters')  1943
 4) On the Danger Line (Includes 'Home Town' and 'The Green Thermos')  1944
 5) Lost Moorings (Includes 'Blind Path' and 'Banana Tourist')  1946
 6) Chit of a Girl (Includes 'Chit of a Girl' and 'Justice')  1949
 7) Black Rain (Includes 'The Survivors' and 'Black Rain')  1949
 8) Poisoned Relations (Includes 'Monsieur la Souris' and 'Poisoned Relations')  1950
 9) Affairs of Destiny (Includes 'Newhaven-Dieppe' and 'The Woman of the Grey House')  1952
10) Violent Ends (Includes 'Belle' and 'The Brothers Rico')  1954
11) Destinations (Includes 'The Hitchhiker' and 'The Burial of Monsieur Bouvet')  1955
12) A Sense of Guilt (Includes 'Chez Krull' and 'The Heart of a Man')  1955
13) The Judge and the Hatter (Includes 'The Witnesses' and 'The Hatter's Ghosts')  1956
14) Sacrifice (Includes 'Mr. Hire's Engagement' and 'Young Cardinaud')  1956
15) African Trio (Includes 'Aboard the Aquitaine', 'Talatala', and 'Tropic Moon')  1979
16) The White Horse Inn (Includes 'The White Horse Inn', 'The Grandmother' and 'The Country Doctor')  1980

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