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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. Pietr the Latvian (1931)
     aka The Strange Case of Peter the Lett / Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
   2. The Carter of 'La Providence' (1931)
     aka Maigret Meets a Milord / Lock 14 / The Crime at Lock 14
   3. The Late Monsieur Gallet (1931)
     aka Maigret Stonewalled / The Death of Monsieur Gallet
   4. The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien (1931)
     aka Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets / The Crime of Inspector Maigret
   5. A Man's Head (1931)
     aka A Battle of Nerves / Maigret's War of Nerves
   6. The Yellow Dog (1931)
     aka A Face for a Clue / Maigret and the Concarneau Murders
   7. The Night at the Crossroads (1931)
     aka The Crossroads Murders / Maigret at the Crossroads
   8. A Crime in Holland (1931)
     aka Maigret in Holland
   9. The Grand Banks Cafe (1931)
     aka The Sailor's Rendezvous / Maigret Answers a Plea
   10. The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin (1931)
     aka At the Gai-Moulin / Maigret At the Gai-Moulin
   11. The Two-Penny Bar (1931)
     aka The Bar on the Seine / Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine
   12. The Shadow Puppet (1932)
     aka Maigret Mystified / The Shadow in the Courtyard
   13. The Saint-Fiacre Affair (1932)
     aka Maigret Goes Home / Maigret on Home Ground / Maigret and the Countess
   14. The Flemish House (1932)
     aka The Flemish Shop / Maigret and the Flemish Shop
   15. The Misty Harbour (1932)
     aka Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master / Maigret and Monsieur Labbe
   16. The Madman of Bergerac (1932)
   17. Liberty Bar (1932)
     aka Maigret on the Riviera
   18. Lock No. 1 (1933)
     aka The Lock at Charenton
   19. Maigret (1934)
     aka Maigret Returns
   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. Signed, Picpus (1944)
     aka To Any Lengths / Maigret and the Fortune Teller
   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 at the Coroner's (1949)
     aka Maigret and the Coroner
   33. Maigret and the Old Lady (1950)
   34. Madame Maigret's Friend (1950)
     aka The Friend of Madame Maigret / Madame Maigret's Own Case
   35. Maigret's Memoirs (1951)
   36. Maigret at Picratt's (1951)
     aka Maigret and the Strangled Stripper / Maigret in Montmartre
   37. Maigret Takes a Room (1951)
     aka Maigret Rents a Room
   38. Maigret and the Tall Woman (1951)
     aka Maigret and the Burglar's Wife
   39. Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters (1952)
     aka Inspector Maigret and the Killers / Maigret 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 Is Afraid (1953)
     aka Maigret 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 Minister (1955)
     aka Maigret and the Calame Report
   47. Maigret and the Headless Corpse (1955)
   48. Maigret Sets a Trap (1955)
   49. Maigret's Failure (1956)
   50. Maigret Enjoys Himself (1957)
     aka None of Maigret's Business / Maigret's Little Joke
   51. Maigret Travels (1958)
     aka Maigret and the Millionaires
   52. Maigret's Doubts (1958)
     aka Maigret Has Scruples
   53. Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses (1959)
   54. Maigret's Secret (1959)
     aka Maigret Has Doubts
   55. Maigret in Court (1960)
   56. Maigret in Society (1960)
     aka Maigret and the Old People
   57. Maigret and the Lazy Burglar (1961)
     aka Maigret and the Idle Burglar
   58. Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse (1962)
     aka Maigret and the Black Sheep
   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 Anger (1963)
     aka Maigret Loses His Temper / Maigret's Fury
   62. Maigret and the Ghost (1964)
     aka Maigret and the Apparition
   63. Maigret Defends Himself (1964)
     aka Maigret Holds His Own / Maigret on the Defensive
   64. Maigret's Patience (1965)
     aka The Patience of Maigret / Maigret Bides His Time
   65. Maigret and the Nahour Case (1966)
   66. Maigret's Pickpocket (1967)
     aka Maigret and the Pickpocket
   67. Maigret in Vichy (1968)
     aka Maigret Takes the Waters
   68. Maigret Hesitates (1968)
   69. Maigret's Childhood Friend (1968)
     aka Maigret's Boyhood Friend
   70. Maigret and the Killer (1969)
   71. Maigret and the Wine Merchant (1970)
   72. Maigret's Madwoman (1970)
     aka Maigret and the Madwoman
   73. Maigret and the Loner (1971)
   74. Maigret and the Informer (1972)
     aka Maigret and the Flea
   75. Maigret and Monsieur Charles (1973)
   Death Threats: And Other Stories (2021)
   The New Investigations of Inspector Maigret (2022)
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Novels
   The 13 Culprits (1932)
   Mr Hire's Engagement (1933)
     aka The Engagement
   The People Opposite (1933)
   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)
     aka The Widow Couderc
   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)
   The Snow Was Dirty (1948)
     aka Dirty Snow
   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)
   Account Unsettled (1955)
     aka The Fugitive
   The Burial of M. Bouvet (1955)
   The Krull House (1955)
     aka Chez Krull
   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 Ghosts (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)
   The Clockmaker (1977)
   Four Days in a Lifetime (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 others)
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