Day: November 28, 2018

2019 Release Dates of New Maigret Penguin Classics

Maigret Defends Himself (Inspector Maigret #63) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: For the first time in his career Inspector Maigret receives written summons to the Prefect’s office where he learns that he has been accused of assaulting a young woman. With his career and reputation on the line, Maigret must fight to prove his innocence. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Defensive. Release date 03/01/2019

Maigret’s Patience (Inspector Maigret #64) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time it is the murder of a criminal Maigret has known for over twenty years and one he always suspected was behind a string of jewellery robberies in the city. Maigret’s patience is tested as he eliminates neighbour by neighbour in his hunt for the murderer. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Bides His Time. Release date: 07/02/2019

Maigret and the Nahour Case (Inspector Maigret #65) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: Maigret is called to the home of professional gambler, Felix Nahour, who has been found shot dead by his chambermaid. Maigret is shocked to recognise a photo of the man’s wife who becomes the main suspect. All signs point to her guilt but Maigret suspects there might be more to this complicated affair. Release date: 07/03/2019

Maigret’s Pickpocket (Inspector Maigret #66) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: A pickpocket steals Maigret’s wallet only to return it the following day, on the condition that he visit the thief’s apartment. When the thief leads Maigret to the body of his dead wife he becomes embroiled in an unusual murder case. Release date: 04/04/2019

Maigret Hesitates (Inspector Maigret #67) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: Inspector Maigret receives a series of letters warning of a murder that is going to take place. The letters do not reveal who will die, when it will happen or who will do it. Maigret must trace the letters back to their source before it is too late. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Defensive. Release date: 02/05/2019

Maigret in Vichy (Inspector Maigret #68) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: Maigret and his wife takes a much needed holiday to Vichy, where they quickly become used to the slower pace of life. When a woman, who they regularly pass by on their daily strolls, is murdered Maigret can’t help but offer his assistance to the local Inspector, a former colleague of Maigret’s. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters. Release date: 06/06/2019

Maigret’s Childhood Friend (Inspector Maigret #69) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: When a long lost friend pays a visit to Maigret’s office, he is shocked to learn that the man’s roommate has been murdered. With the help of his old friend, Maigret delves into the life of the victim and finds a complex web of relationships that leads him to the culprit. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret’s Boyhood Friend. Release date: 04/07/2019

Maigret and the Killer (Inspector Maigret #70) by Georges Simenon. Synopsis: When a tape recorder is found on a murder victim, Inspector Maigret hopes this will be the clue he needs to track down the killer. Published: 01/08/2019

No release dates announced yet and final titles unknown so far:

Maigret and the Wine Merchant (Maigret Series #71) by Georges Simenon. (Septemeber 2019)

Maigret and the Madwoman (Maigret Series #72) by Georges Simenon (October 2019)

Maigret and the Loner (Maigret Series #73) by Georges Simenon (November 2019)

Maigret and the Informer (Maigret Series #74) by Georges Simenon (December 2019)

Maigret and Monsieur Charles (Maigret Series #75) by Georges Simenon (January 2020)