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Maigret Bibliography

"I now prefer Claret to Burgundy and I prefer Inspector Maigret to Arsene Lupin". (T.S. Eliot's response to the question "the two most important changes in his life?", in The Fiftieth Anniversary Report of the Harvard Class of 1910.)

Main List
Title Index
Checklists
Omnibus Editions
Penguin Maigret
Ellery Queen Mystery Mag
Detective Book Club
Maigret "before Simenon"
Simenon
Multi-Lingual

Main list

The 75 novels and 28 stories (total=103) are listed together in this bibliography; novels in red, stories in green. They are listed in the order in which they were written, using the numbering of Jean Forest's Les Archives Maigret (1994), grouped under the original French title, and arranged alphabetically within the year. (The four "precursors of Maigret" novels are not included in this list.)
The French title shown is that of the first edition, based on Trudee Young's "George Simenon: A Checklist of his 'Maigret' and other mystery novels..." (Scarecrow Press, 1976). The [bracketed T-number] is the number under which the book is first listed in her bibliography.

Title Index (French & Engish)

The title index combines both French and English titles, the French shown italicized. English titles are alphabetized ignoring initial "The" and "A,"; French titles are alphabetized ignoring initial "L'", "La", "Le", and "Les".
Collection titles in the index are bracketed (and don't link), and the Maigrets they contain are shown below them, linkable to the main list. Short stories in the index list are followed by (ss).

A simplified English checklist of the 75 novels

Omnibus Editions - The various titles which have appeared in omnibus collections.

 

Penguin Maigret - Maigret in Penguin editions from 1945 on.


Maigret in EQMM - 19 of the 28 (25 published in English) short stories appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, many in their first US publication.


Maigret in Walter J. Black - Detective Book Club®
At least 27 Maigret novels appeared in these 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 editions.

Maigret "before Simenon"

The Precursors of Maigret

Four "Maigret" novels published under pseudonyms
before the "official Simenon Maigrets appeared in 1931....

Simenon

Selected biographies, bibliographies and critical works

Limited to items I have seen or have copies of in my own collection....

75 novels + 28 stories = 103 French titles

Alphabetical

Albanian 2
Armenian 3
Basque 1
Bulgarian 16
Catalan 18
Chinese 9
Czech 46
Danish 98
Dutch 100
English 103
Esperanto 5
Estonian 20
Finnish 73
German 103
Greek 9
Hebrew 6
Hungarian 78
Icelandic 7
Italian 100
Japanese 103
Korean 2
Latvian 35
Lithuanian 12
Norwegian 72
Polish 39
Portuguese 63
Romanian 41
Russian 102
Serbo-Croatian 39
Slovak 17
Spanish 100
Swedish 76
Thai 10
Turkish 23
Vietnamese 2
Welsh 2

Number of titles listed

English 103
German 103
Japanese 103
Russian 102
Dutch 100
Italian 100
Spanish 100
Danish 98
Hungarian 78
Swedish 76
Finnish 73
Norwegian 72
Portuguese 63
Czech 46
Romanian 41
Polish 39
Serbo-Croatian 39
Latvian 35
Turkish 23
Estonian 20
Catalan 18
Slovak 17
Bulgarian 16
Lithuanian 12
Thai 10
Chinese 9
Greek 9
Icelandic 7
Hebrew 6
Esperanto 5
Armenian 3
Albanian 2
Korean 2
Vietnamese 2
Welsh 2
Basque 1

(counts show titles for which French titles are known)

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