Georges Simenon
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Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon is one of the most addictive and bestselling European authors of the 20th Century. His work consists of 391 titles, and he is best known as the creator of the fictional detective series consisting of 75 books featuring Inspector Maigret, translated into more than 50 languages and sold in more than 50 countries. There are over 800 million Simenon books sold worldwide and he is the most translated French speaking author of the 20th century and the second most translated author of all time in Italy after Shakespeare.

'A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal' P.D. James

'My readings? I read Tout Simenon, and when I'm done, I start all over again' Claude Chabrol

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    • Pietr the Latvian

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 1
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Bellos (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 624

    The first audiobook which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long live Maigret

    • By Zaubermond on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $14.21

    • Maigret's First Case

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 30
    • By: Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    A sparkling new translation of this flashback to the start of Inspector Maigret's career, part of the new Penguin Maigret series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Anniebligh on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $8.20

    • Maigret and the Tall Woman

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 38
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A visit from the tall, thin woman he arrested many years ago - now married to a hapless burglar - leads Maigret on a tortuous investigation in which he struggles with a formidable suspect....

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Carter of ‘La Providence’

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 2
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Coward (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, translated by David Coward as part of the new Penguin Maigret series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful glimpse into the French coastal life

    • By John on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • A Crime in Holland

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 8
    • By: Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    When a French professor visiting the quiet, Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maigret investigates a killing in Holland

    • By Donald on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Maigret Sets a Trap

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 48
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Paris comes under siege when someone starts killing women on the streets one summer - and Maigret must hatch a plan to lure the murderer out....

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Maigret in New York

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 27
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maigret is Revealed

    • By NYDenizen on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $13.12

    • The Late Monsieur Gallet

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 3
    • By: Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    George Simenon's devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, translated by Anthea Bell....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five star fiction, highly recommended

    • By Zaubermond on 12-09-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 53
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A once-wealthy family closes ranks when one of their own is shot, leaving Maigret - along with a troublesome new magistrate - to pick his way through their secrets....

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Maigret's Secret

    • Inspector Maigret, 54
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    At a dinner party, Maigret recounts an old case in which Adrien Josset is found guilty and executed for the murder of his wife, Christine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By Karel M. Broda on 12-28-18

    Regular price: $11.99

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