So in the early ‘40s, Inspector Maigret emerged from his forced retirement with a round of new adventures: Maigret in Exile, The Hotel Majestic, and Cecile is Dead. When Maigret is followed home by a man who confesses he intends to commit a crime, he tries to dissuade this strange visitor, but a subsequent disappearance casts an ominous new light on events. The Sailor’s Rendezvous was also published as Maigret Answers a Plea and as The Grand Banks Cafe. Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. Maigret has no taste for politics, or politicians, but when he is summoned to a clandestine meeting by a desperate government minister one evening, he finds himself drawn into an unsavoury world of corruption, scandal and cover ups. No more than 10 days after a dentist was arrested in Rue des Acacias, Inspector Maigret returns to the same spot to investigate the murder of Palmari, a criminal he suspected to have acted as the mastermind behind jewellery robberies over the 20 years he had known him. When the thief leads Maigret to the body of his dead wife he becomes embroiled in an unusual murder case. I’ve read 48.

"[14] The theme tune to the TV series was composed by Ron Grainer.

The final novel in the series was Maigret and Monsieur Charles, published in 1972, and was the 75th book in the series. Maigret and the Ghost was also titled Maigret and the Apparition. Below is a list of Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret books in order of when they were first released in French: Publication Order of Inspector Maigret Books Maigret on Holiday (Les Vacances de Maigret) 6. He was happy to be a newly rich and famous mystery writer, but he also wanted respect. Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard was also published as Maigret and the Man on the Bench and The Man on the Boulevard. Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter, A man’s dismembered body is found In the Saint-Martin Canal. [6] Even Maigret's wife largely restricts herself to calling him "Maigret", only calling him by his first name a handful of times.[6]. The rendering in the Japanese syllabary for Megure and Maigret is the same (me-gu-re; in other words, the names are pronounced the same in Japanese). 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. Maigret in Society (Maigret et les vieillards) 4.
Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Differences are observed; between city and island life, between foreign and French tourists, and funnily between the lack of sensibilities of the police in France when compared to the English. Maigret investigates the sudden appearance of a dismembered man at the bottom of the Saint-Martin Canal in Paris…. [citation needed], Maigret himself was also highlighted in volume 5 of the Detective Conan manga's edition of "Gosho Aoyama's Mystery Library", a section of the graphic novels where the author introduces a different detective (or occasionally, a villain) from mystery literature, television, or other media. He is capable of handling himself in moments of violence, though those moments are rare. In this novel, like always, it is the character of Inspector Maigret who makes the book, and not the crime itself. Xavier Marton, the head of the toy department at the Grands Magasins du Louvre,, pays a visit to Inspector Maigret as he believes his wife has intentions of poisoning him. Maigret and the Hotel Majestic is also titled The Hotel Majestic.
Death of a Harbour Master was also published under the title of Maigret and the Death of a Harbor Master.

These are classic crime stories set, more-often-than-not, against a Parisian backdrop. Novels & stories Codes in lower case are for the stories. Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. The snow was dirty, indeed. But their well-kept shop, the sleepy community and its raging river all hide their own mysteries. On holiday in Les Sables-d’Olonne, Mme Maigret falls sick and has to head to the hospital. It’s great when you start to know a character so well you know his next move. About Simenon: “In his own books he eschewed the merely “literary”, deliberately limiting his vocabulary and simplifying his style. A French version, Les Enquêtes du Commissaire Maigret, starred Jean Richard in 92 episodes between 1967 and 1990[10]-however, Simenon himself is said to have disliked Richard's Maigret because he would not take his hat off when entering a room. An earlier version, Maigret (1988) on ITV cast Richard Harris in the lead role, with a somewhat idiosyncratic reading of the character. Inspector Maigret and the Strangled Stripper (Maigret au “Picratt’s”) 9. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This 1930 novel marks the transition point for Simenon from writing popular novels under pseudonyms to becoming a recognised writer. Maigret is on holiday when a friend asks him to look into the murder of a ship’s captain in a nearby port city. And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide? 58. Eventually, they succeeded in reaching a compromise that required Simenon to publish more of these ‘different’ novels at the rhythm of one per month. More worryingly, his wife’s haughtiness and his son’s casual indifference to the death suggest that there is more to this family than meets the eye. A kind but seemingly paranoid old lady turns to Inspector Maigret for help. [15], Granada Television produced an adaptation of Maigret for ITV in 1992 and 1993 in which Michael Gambon starred as Maigret; there were 12 adaptations in the two series. Jules Maigret made his debut in the novel The Strange Case of Peter the Lett, which was also published as The Case of Peter the Lett and Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett.

Davies went on to star in 52 adaptations for BBC TV in that decade. Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse. All signs point to her guilt but Maigret suspects there might be more to this complicated affair.

The film co-starred Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Maigret gets a frantic call from the wife of an unpopular fellow inspector reporting that her husband has disappeared. Indeed, the death of Monsieur Gallet may conceal another crime entirely.

The series has been adapted into several television and radio adaptations in several different languages. Recurring characters in the series include Maigret's wife Louise (usually referred to simply as Madame Maigret)[5] and in particular "The Faithful Four", a group consisting of his four loyal police colleagues (Sgt./Inspector Lucas, Janvier, Lapointe, and Torrence[5]). Near the city of La Rochelle, in Saint-André-sur-Mer, a schoolmaster is accused of shooting the ex-postmistress as she was looking out of her window. However, understanding that someone is out to get him, Maigret decides to take on the case to prove the world that he is innocent. A mysterious note predicting the murder of a fortune-teller; a confused old man locked in a Paris apartment; a financier who goes fishing; a South American heiress… Maigret must make his way through a frustrating maze of clues, suspects and motives to find out what connects them. Unfortunately not in order but not really necessary.

When a seemingly decent man is found shot dead in his family home, Maigret must look beyond the calm, well-to-do exterior of his exemplary life to find the truth. No overexagerated romance, just 2 ordinary husband and wife, you can explore their relationship a bit in “Maigret s’amuse”. And one can’t talk about the monster without mentioning the well-respected non-crime novels he wrote, like the autobiographical Pedigree (1948) and the sexual obsession chamber drama Three Bedrooms in Manhattan (1945). Over the years, with the publish of his innumerable, eccentric, compelling and thrilling adventures, Georges has developed with great entirety the character of Jules Maigret. In the first year of producing Maigret adventures, Georges Simenon published 11 books. So the monster went into action, churning out 10 more Maigret novels in 1931. Meanwhile, Inspector Maigret visits cafes, watches bridge games and pays regular visits to his wife. During a quiet spell in June Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman. Shop Worldwide: | |