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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.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Inspector Maigret
   1. Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett (1931)
     aka The Strange Case of Peter the Lett / Pietr the Latvian
   2. The Crime at Lock 14 (1931)
     aka Maigret Meets a Milord / Lock 14 / The Carter of 'La Providence'
   3. The Death of Monsieur Gallet (1931)
     aka Maigret Stonewalled / The Late Monsieur Gallet
   4. The Crime of Inspector Maigret (1931)
     aka Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets / The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien
   5. A Battle of Nerves (1931)
     aka A Man's Head / Maigret's War of Nerves
   6. The Yellow Dog (1931)
     aka A Face for a Clue / Maigret and the Concarneau Murders
   7. Maigret at the Crossroads (1931)
     aka The Crossroads Murders / The Night at the Crossroads
   8. Maigret in Holland (1931)
     aka A Crime in Holland
   9. The Sailor's Rendezvous (1931)
     aka The Grand Banks Cafe / Maigret Answers a Plea
   10. Maigret At the Gai-Moulin (1931)
     aka At the Gai-Moulin / The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin
   11. Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine (1931)
     aka The Bar on the Seine / The Two-Penny Bar
   12. The Shadow Puppet (1932)
     aka Maigret Mystified / The Shadow in the Courtyard
   13. Maigret Goes Home (1932)
     aka The Saint-Fiacre Affair / Maigret on Home Ground / Maigret and the Countess
   14. The Flemish Shop (1932)
     aka The Flemish House / Maigret and the Flemish Shop
   15. Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master (1932)
     aka The Misty Harbour / Maigret and Monsieur Labbe
   16. The Madman of Bergerac (1932)
   17. Liberty Bar (1932)
     aka Maigret on the Riviera
   18. The Lock at Charenton (1933)
     aka Lock No. 1
   19. Maigret Returns (1934)
     aka Maigret
   20. Maigret and the Hotel Majestic (1942)
     aka The Cellars of the Majestic
   21. Maigret in Exile (1942)
     aka The Judge's House
   22. Maigret and the Spinster (1942)
     aka Cecile Is Dead
   23. Maigret and the Fortune Teller (1944)
     aka To Any Lengths / Signed, Picpus
   24. Felicie (1944)
     aka Maigret and the Toy Village
   25. Inspector Cadaver (1944)
     aka Maigret's Rival
   26. Maigret Gets Angry (1947)
     aka Maigret in Retirement
   27. Maigret in New York (1947)
     aka Maigret in New York's Underworld
   28. Maigret's Holiday (1948)
     aka A Summer Holiday / No Vacation for Maigret
   29. Maigret's Dead Man (1948)
     aka Maigret's Special Murder
   30. Maigret's First Case (1949)
   31. My Friend Maigret (1949)
     aka The Methods of Maigret
   32. Maigret and the Coroner (1949)
     aka Maigret at the Coroner's
   33. Maigret and the Old Lady (1950)
   34. Madame Maigret's Own Case (1950)
     aka The Friend of Madame Maigret / Madame Maigret's Friend
   35. Maigret's Memoirs (1951)
   36. Maigret in Montmartre (1951)
     aka Maigret and the Strangled Stripper / Maigret at Picratt's
   37. Maigret Takes a Room (1951)
     aka Maigret Rents a Room
   38. Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1951)
     aka Maigret and the Tall Woman
   39. Maigret and the Gangsters (1952)
     aka Inspector Maigret and the Killers / Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters
   40. Maigret's Revolver (1952)
   41. Maigret and the Man on the Bench (1953)
     aka Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard
   42. Maigret Afraid (1953)
     aka Maigret Is Afraid
   43. Maigret's Mistake (1953)
   44. Maigret Goes to School (1954)
   45. Maigret and the Dead Girl (1954)
     aka Maigret and the Young Girl
   46. Maigret and the Calame Report (1955)
     aka Maigret and the Minister
   47. Maigret and the Headless Corpse (1955)
   48. Maigret Sets a Trap (1955)
   49. Maigret's Failure (1956)
   50. Maigret's Little Joke (1957)
     aka None of Maigret's Business / Maigret Enjoys Himself
   51. Maigret and the Millionaires (1958)
     aka Maigret Travels
   52. Maigret Has Scruples (1958)
     aka Maigret's Doubts
   53. Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses (1959)
   54. Maigret Has Doubts (1959)
     aka Maigret's Secret
   55. Maigret in Court (1960)
   56. Maigret in Society (1960)
     aka Maigret and the Old People
   57. Maigret and the Idle Burglar (1961)
     aka Maigret and the Lazy Burglar
   58. Maigret and the Black Sheep (1962)
     aka Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse
   59. Maigret and the Saturday Caller (1962)
   60. Maigret and the Tramp (1963)
     aka Maigret and the Dosser / Maigret and the Bum
   61. Maigret's Fury (1963)
     aka Maigret Loses His Temper / Maigret's Anger
   62. Maigret and the Apparition (1964)
     aka Maigret and the Ghost
   63. Maigret on the Defensive (1964)
     aka Maigret Holds His Own / Maigret Defends Himself
   64. Maigret Bides His Time (1965)
     aka The Patience of Maigret / Maigret's Patience
   65. Maigret and the Nahour Case (1966)
   66. Maigret and the Pickpocket (1967)
     aka Maigret's Pickpocket
   67. Maigret in Vichy (1968)
     aka Maigret Takes the Waters
   68. Maigret Hesitates (1968)
   69. Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1968)
     aka Maigret's Childhood Friend
   70. Maigret and the Killer (1969)
   71. Maigret and the Wine Merchant (1970)
   72. Maigret and the Madwoman (1970)
     aka Maigret's Madwoman
   73. Maigret and the Loner (1971)
   74. Maigret and the Flea (1972)
     aka Maigret and the Informer
   75. Maigret and Monsieur Charles (1973)
   Death Threats: And Other Stories (2021)
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Novels
   The 13 Culprits (1932)
   Mr Hire's Engagement (1933)
     aka The Engagement
   Tropic Moon (1933)
   The Man from London (1934)
   The Lodger (1934)
   The Pitards (1935)
     aka A Wife at Sea
   Donadieu's Will (1937)
   Three Crimes (1938)
   The Outlaw (1941)
   Uncle Charles (1942)
   The Widow (1942)
   The Truth about Bebe Donge (1942)
   The Breton Sisters (1943)
   The Suspect (1944)
   Black Rain (1946)
   The Mahe Circle (1946)
   The Couple from Poitiers (1946)
   Death of a Nobody (1947)
   Magnet of Doom (1948)
   The Reckoning (1948)
   Dirty Snow (1948)
     aka The Snow Was Dirty
   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)
   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)
     aka The Krull House
   The Fugitive (1955)
     aka Account Unsettled
   Red Lights (1955)
     aka The Hitchhiker
   A Sense of Guilt (1955)
   The Rules of the Game (1955)
   The Little Man from Archangel (1957)
   The Stowaway (1957)
   The Heart of a Man (1958)
   Inquest on Bouvet (1958)
   The Murderer (1958)
   The President (1958)
   The Son (1958)
   The Witness (1958)
   The Woman of the Grey House (1958)
   In Case of Emergency (1958)
   The Negro (1959)
   Striptease (1959)
   Young Cardinaud (1959)
   The Grandmother (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 Hand (1968)
   The Neighbours (1968)
   The Witnesses (1968)
   Big Bob (1969)
   The Prison (1969)
   Uncle Charles Has Locked Himself in (1969)
   The Man on the Bench in the Barn (1970)
   November (1970)
   The Rich Man (1971)
   Teddy Bear (1971)
   Window Over the Way (1972)
     aka Danger Ashore
   The Cat (1972)
   The Disappearance of Odile (1972)
   The Glass Cage (1973)
   The Innocents (1973)
   The Venice Train (1974)
   The Magician (1974)
   Betty (1975)
   Watchmaker of Everton (1975)
   The Others (1975)
   The House on Quai Notre Dame (1975)
   Girl in His Past (1976)
   Four Days in a Lifetime (1977)
   The Clockmaker (1977)
   The Girl with a Squint (1978)
   The Family Lie (1978)
   The Little Doctor (1978)
   Aboard the Aquitaine (1979)
   The Nightclub (1979)
   The White Horse Inn (1980)
   The Country Doctor (1981)
     aka The Delivery
   The Long Exile (1983)
   Justice (1985)
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Collections
   Simenon's Paris (1970)
   Selected Works (1978)
   Murder at Christmas (1991) (with Clay More, John Mortimer, John Clifford Mortimer and Julian Symons)
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Non fiction
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Books about Georges Simenon
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