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Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Looking for the best Maigret books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Maigret Goes to School (Inspector Maigret) (2018)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfInspector Maigret becomes entangled in the dramas of a small town on his quest to solve the murder of their former postmistress Maigret is called from his usual duties in Paris to investigate a murder in a small village located close to La Rochelle. A local postmistress has been killed and suspicion has fallen on the local schoolmaster. When Maigret gets there, he discovers a very inward-looking community of people who hated the victim because she knew all their secrets. Maigret must determine if one of those secrets was enough to make someone into a killer. …
Author(s): Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale

2. Maigret Defends Himself (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen suspicion turns on Inspector Maigret for a crime he did not commit, he must use every investigative tool in his arsenal to clear his name. For the first time in his career, Inspector Maigret receives written summons to the Chief Commissioner’s office. There he learns that he has been accused of a horrible assault by an individual with ties to a high-ranking official. He is forbidden from attempting to investigate the case, but with his career and reputation on the line, Maigret must do everything he can to prove his innocence and uncover the motive behind the accusation. A nail-biting dissection of what…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

3. Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard (Inspector Maigret) (2007)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfOne of the world ‘s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In My Friend Maigret, Inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a small- time crook on a Mediterranean island. Told in Simenon’s spare, unsentimental prose, Inspector Cadaver is a haunting exploration of provincial hypocrisy and snobbery, in which Maigret encounters a rival sleuth from his past. In Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard, Simenon’s tenacious detective pieces together the life of a man who for three years lived a secret life-until he…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

4. Maigret’s Patience (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfInspector Maigret is working on connecting an old nemesis to a string of robberies, but when the man is found dead, he must turn instead to hunting down his killer. Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time, he is tasked with solving the murder of a criminal he has known for more than twenty years, one he always believed was behind a series of jewelry heists in the city. While the stakes rise, Maigret’s patience is tested as he eliminates suspects neighbor by neighbor in his hunt for the murderer. A riveting…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

5. Maigret and the Ghost (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen a colleague is shot under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Maigret must work fast to uncover the truth During an undercover case, Inspector Maigret’s colleague Lognon is shot and rushed to surgery. The attack took place in a room he was sharing, unbeknownst to his friends and family, with a beautiful woman who has since disappeared. No one knows why he was there, but rumors are swirling that he was working on a case—something big. With all eyes on him, Inspector Maigret retraces Lognon’s secretive last few days and is drawn into the dark side of the Paris art world,…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

6. Maigret and the Old People (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered in his home, Inspector Maigret must navigate a high-stakes case in the moneyed world of Paris’s upper crust Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected diplomat who has been found by his housekeeper, shot dead in his study. Maigret is urged to be discrete in his investigation, but after interviewing everyone concerned, the inspector is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator—until he comes across a series of letters spanning decades between the victim…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

7. Maigret’s Pickpocket (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA pickpocket steals Maigret’s wallet only to contact him the following day, returning the stolen items on the condition that he come to the thief’s apartment. When the agitated young thief leads Maigret to the body of his wife, dead of a gunshot wound to the head, he implores Maigret to take the case. Unsure whether he can trust him, the inspector becomes embroiled in a most unusual murder investigation.Putting the detective’s knowledge of Paris’s underworld to the test, Maigret’s Pickpocket is a shocking mystery from Georges Simenon….
Author(s): Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds

8. Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse (Inspector Maigret) (2018)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen he is tasked with solving a seemingly motiveless murder, Inspector Maigret must rely on his famous intuition to discover the truthA retired manufacturer is found murdered with his own pistol in his favorite armchair, shattering the tranquility of a quiet Paris community. The neighbors describe the Josselin household as a bastion of bourgeois compatibility, and Inspector Maigret is stymied by the absence of motive and by the reticence of the bereaved wife. It is not until a chance witness recalls an odd encounter between the deceased and a man in a bistro that the veil of propriety protecting the killer begins to…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

9. Maigret and the Saturday Caller (Inspector Maigret) (2018)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMaigret is visited by a troubled man and asks him to keep in touch, hoping to curtail his criminal impulses–but when the man disappears, Maigret must investigate a crime that may or may not have occurredWhen Maigret returns home at the end of a long day, he is surprised to find a tense man named Léonard Planchon waiting on his doorstep with an unusual problem. Planchon wants to kill his wife, or perhaps his wife and her lover, who for two years have been making him sleep on a cot in the dining room. He has even worked out a plan to hide their bodies in concrete. Uneasy and hoping to stop the man before he goes too far, Maigret must…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

10. The Saint-Fiacre Affair (Inspector Maigret) (2015)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense.”The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father’s funeral. Now, an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls’ Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. #550,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4957 in International Mystery &…
Author(s): Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside

11. Maigret at Picratt’s (Inspector Maigret) (2017)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen a Montmarte stripper overhears a plot to murder a countess, Inspector Maigret is on the case   Arlette, a beautiful young dancer at Picratt’s in Montmartre, reports to her local police station that she overheard two men at her club talking about planning to kill a countess. The police don’t think much of the claim—that is, until a few hours later when Arlette is found in her room, strangled to death. The police scramble to track down the men in question, but the next day the Countess von Farnheim, a drug addict living not far from Picratt’s, is found strangled. When…
Author(s): Georges Simenon, William Hobson

12. Maigret’s Anger (Inspector Maigret) (2019)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen a well-liked nightclub owner turns up dead in a cemetery, Inspector Maigret must track down the killer—despite a lack of suspects. During a quiet spell in June, Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman, a nightclub owner with properties in Montmarte and on the Champs-Élysées. Things take a dark turn when the man’s body is discovered near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery. There’s no trace of the man having any enemies, and Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator—and loses his temper…
Author(s): Georges Simenon

13. Maigret and the Minister (Inspector Maigret) (2018)

 Best Maigret Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen a public tragedy threatens to expose a scandal within the Paris government, the Minister of Public Works calls in a favor to Maigret A public project has collapsed and resulted in the death of 128 children after a report warning officials about the unsafe structure was disregarded. Now, that report has resurfaced, along with allegations that several politicians and contractors involved with the project may have suppressed its findings to avoid a scandal. Maigret must enter the shifty world of politics, dodged by members of the security police wherever he goes. In an unfamiliar world of decadent diplomatic officials,…
Author(s): Georges Simenon, Ros Schwartz

Best Maigret Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some maigret books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Pirate Book

Author(s): Nicolas Maigret, Maria Roszkowska (editors)
ID: 1436324, Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Year: 2015, Size: 56 Mb, Format: pdf

How to be Parisian wherever you are: love, style, and bad habits

Author(s): Berest, Anne;De Maigret, Caroline;Diwan, Audrey;Mas, Sophie
ID: 2572341, Publisher: btb;Doubleday, Year: 2014;2015, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

How to be a Parisian

Author(s): Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, Sophie Mas
ID: 1211267, Publisher: Ebury Press, Year: 2014, Size: 47 Mb, Format: epub

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