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The Other Maigrets

Seven "Maigrets" have apparently never been published in English — three short stories, and four novels written in the summer of 1929, published under the pseudonyms Christian Brulls and Georges Sim: the so-called "precursors of Maigret," since Simenon proclaimed that "Pietr-le-letton" was "the first Maigret". (Translations of the three short stories and one novel appear here for the first time.)

novels (written in the summer of 1929)

Christian Brulls - Train de nuit [Night Train]

1930. A. Fayard, series "Les maîtres du roman populaire" N° 392
1955. A. Fayard, series "Les romans d'amour de Georges Sim", N° 8
1991. pref. by Francis Lacassin. Paris: Julliard, 18 Saint-Amand-Montrond Impr. SEPC. 197 p. 20 cm. series: La seconde chance. ISBN: 2-260-00808-9

Christian Brulls - La jeune fille aux perles [The Girl with the Pearls]

1932. as: La Figurante [The Extra]. A. Fayard, series: "Les maîtres du roman populaire" N° 422
1991. pref. by Francis Lacassin. Paris: Julliard, 18 Saint-Amand-Montrond Impr. SEPC. 191 p. 20 cm. series: La seconde chance. ISBN: 2-260-00809-7
A note in the 1991 Julliard edition explains, "We restore to La Jeune Fille aux perles (named La Figurante in 1932 by the publisher) its real title, in accordance with the author's wish and usage.

Georges Sim - La femme rousse [The Redhead]

1933. Tallandier, series: "Criminels et policiers" N° 7
1991. pref. by Francis Lacassin. Paris: Julliard, 18 Saint-Amand-Montrond Impr. SEPC. 187 p. 20 cm. series: La seconde chance. ISBN: 2-260-00806-2

Georges Sim - La Maison de l'inquiétude [The House of Anxiety]

1930. first serialized in: L'Œuvre daily newspaper, March, 1930
1932. Tallandier, series: "Criminels et policiers" N° 46
1991. pref. by Francis Lacassin. Paris: Julliard, 18 Saint-Amand-Montrond Impr. SEPC. 167 p. 20 cm. series: La seconde chance. ISBN: 2-260-00811-9

short stories

Georges Simenon - L'improbable Mr. Owen
1938. first appeared in: Police Roman magazine, N° 12, July 15, 1938
1967-73. in: Œuvres Complètes, Editions Rencontre, Tome IX
1992. in: Tout Simenon. Tome 25, Presses de la Cité
Georges Simenon - Ceux du grand café
1938. first appeared in: Police Roman magazine, N° 16, August 12, 1938
1967-73. in: Œuvres Complètes, Editions Rencontre, Tome IX
1992. in: Tout Simenon. Tome 25, Presses de la Cité
Georges Simenon - Menaces de mort
1942. first serialized in: Révolution national weekly, in 6 parts, N°s 21-26, March 8 - April 12, 1942
1992. in: Tout Simenon. Tome 25, Presses de la Cité


Thanks to Dirk Soenen of Belgium for supplying the initial versions of the above.
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