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Penguin Maigret

This is an ongoing attempt at a comprehensive listing of the Penguin Maigret editions/printings, with cover images. Books with years shown in green are volumes I don't have, and so are unconfirmed. Apparently all but five* of the Maigrets have been issued in Penguin editions.

Please notify me of any corrections or additions. If you have a copy of one of the missing ones, or a nice copy of one of the ones I show in poor condition, which you'd like to sell, or which you can send a scan of, please let me know.

*Chez les Flamands [Flemish Shop], Le port des brumes [Death of a Harbormaster], Maigret chez le coroner [M at the Coroner's], Maigret et la jeune morte [M and the Young Girl], Maigret s'amuse [M's Little Joke].


Penguins to Pelicans

[click on covers for detail]
Penguin Books,
New York
(1945-1946)
Penguin Books
2'6
(1950-52)
2'6
(1958-59)
2'6
(1960-1961)
Penguin Crime
2'6
(1961-63)
Penguin Crime
2'6
(1962)...
Penguin Maigret
2'6 - 3'6
(1964-65)
Simenon Maigret
3'6
(1966)
Simenon Maigret
3'6
(1966-1968)
Penguin Crime
Fiction
(1970-79)
Simenon
Omnibus
(1970-79)
Maigreet
"Collections"
(1981-85)
Penguin
Classic Crime
(1987)
ITV (1988) Granada
Television
(1992)
Penguin 60s
(1995)
Modern
Classics
2003
Red
Classics
2006
Penguin Mystery
(USA)
2006-7
Inspector Maigeret
2013-

 

Penguin Books, New York (1945-1946)

Maigret Travels South
Liberty Bar
The Madman of Bergerac

1945
#564
The Patience of Maigret
A Battle of Nerves
A Face for a Clue

1946
#579

Penguin Books 2'6 (1950-52)

A Battle of Nerves
At the Gai-Moulin

1950 (1'6)
#739
A Battle of Nerves
At the Gai-Moulin

1951
#739
Maigret Travels South
Liberty Bar
The Madman of Bergerac

1952
#826
Maigret Sits It Out
The Lock at Charenton
Maigret Returns

1952
#827
A Crime in Holland
A Face for a Clue

1952
#856

2'6 (1958-59)

Maigret in
Montmartre

1958
#1221
Maigret's
Mistake

1958
#1222
To Any
Lenths

1958
#1225
Maigret and the
Burglar's Wife

1959
#1362
Maigret's
Revolver

1959
#1363
My Friend
Maigret

1959
#1419

2'6 (1960-61)

Maigret in
Montmartre

1960
#1221
Maigret's
Mistake

1960
#1222
Maigret and the
Burglar's Wife

1960
#1362
Maigret's
Revolver

1960
#1363
Maigret Travels South
Liberty Bar
The Madman of Bergerac

1961
#826
To Any
Lengths

1961
#1225
My Friend
Maigret

1961
#1419
Maigret's
First Case

1961
#1594

Penguin Crime 2'6 (1961-63)

Maigret in
Montmartre

1961
#1221
Maigret's
Mistake

1961
#1222
Maigret and the
Burglar's Wife

1961, 63
#1362
Maigret's
Revolver

1961, 63
#1363

Penguin Crime 2'6 (1962)
Penguin Maigret 2'6 (1963,1965)
Penguin Maigret 65¢ (1963-64)

My Friend
Maigret

1962, 63
#1419
Maigret's
First Case

1962, 63
#1594
Maigret and
the Old Lady

1962, 63
#1678
Maigret Has
Scruples

1962, 63
#1680
Maigret and
the Reluctant
Witnesses

1962, 63
#1681
Maigret and the
Enigmatic Lett

1963
#C2023
Maigret Travels South
Liberty Bar
The Madman of Bergerac

1963
#826 (3'6)
Maigret
in Montmartre

1963
#1221
Maigret's
Mistake

1963
#1222
Maigret and the
Hundred Gibbets

1963
#C2025
Maigret
Stonewalled

1963
#C2026
Maigret Meets
A Milord

1963
#C2027
Maigret at the
Crossroads

1963
#C2028
Maigret and the
Hundred Gibbets

1964 (65¢)
#C2025
Maigret
Stonewalled

1964 (65¢)
#C2026
Maigret Meets
A Milord

1964 (65¢)
#C2027
Maigret at the
Crossroads

1963 (65¢)
#C2028
Maigret at the
Crossroads

1965
#C2028

Penguin Maigret 2'6 - 3'6 (1964-65)

Maigret
Mystified

1964
#C2024
Maigret
in Society

1965
#C2247
Maigret's
Failure

1965
#C2248
Maigret Takes
A Room

1965
#C2249
Maigret
Afraid

1965
#C2250
Maigret
In Court
Maigret in Court
1965
#C2251
 
Stuart Radmore has located another copy of Maigret Afraid (1965 - C2250), apparently identical in all other respects, but with a cover price of 5/6.

Various of these Penguin Maigrets of the 1960s were also issued in Australia with cover prices of 4/6, 5/6, and 65¢. (thanks to Malcom Grace, and for additional images, and also to Jack Babrovskie, who pointed out that the dollar was not introduced as Australian currency until 1966.)

Simenon Maigret 3'6 (1966)

Maigret
Mystified

1966
#C2024
Maigret's
Special Murder

1966
#C2471

Simenon Maigret 3'6, 4' (1966-68)

Maigret's
Memoirs

1966
#C2503
Maigret and the
Lazy Burglar

1966
#C2526
Maigret
Goes Home

1967
#C1901
Mme Maigret's
Friend

1967
#C2571
Maigret Loses
His Temper

1967
#C2701
Maigret and the
Saturday Caller

1968
#C2638
Maigret
Sets a Trap

1968
#C2796
Maigret on
the Defensive

1968
#2831

Penguin Crime Fiction (1970-79)

Maigret Goes
Home

70, 72, 74, 76, 78 #1901
Maigret and the
Enigmatic Lett

70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 79 #2023
Maigret
Mystified

70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 79 #2024
Maigret and the
Hundred Gibbets

70, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79 #2025
Maigret
Stonewalled

70, 72, 74, 76, 79 #2206
Maigret Meets
A Milord

70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 79 #2027
Maigret at the
Crossroads

70, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79 #2028
Maigret
on Holiday

1970 #2898
The Sailors'
Rendezvous

70, 72, 75, 76, 78 #3136

Simenon Omnibus (1970-79)

First
Omnibus

1970, 75
#3104
Second
Omnibus

1970, 75
#3185
Third
Omnibus

1971, 75?
#3324
Fourth
Omnibus

1971, 75
#3337
Fifth
Omnibus

1972, 75
#3432
M and the Nahour Case
The Neighbors
Monsieur Monde Vanishes
M's Pickpocket
The Patience of M

The Accomplices
M Has Doubts
M and the Minister

The Old Man Dies
M and the Headless Corpse
The Man with the Little Dog
The Little Saint
M's Boyhood Friend
Big Bob
November
Sixth
Omnibus

1971, 74, 77
#3542
Seventh
Omnibus

1974
#3838
Eighth
Omnibus

1975
#3897
Ninth
Omnibus

1976
#3980
Tenth
Omnibus

1976
#3668
M and the Wine Merchant
The Prison
The Rich Man
M and the Killer
M Takes the Waters

The Confessional
M and the Flea
M Hesitates
Teddy Bear
M and Monsieur Charles
The Disappearance of Odile
The Cat
M and the Madwoman
The Glass Cage
The Man on the Bench
in the Barn
Eleventh
Omnibus

1977
#4248
Twelfth
Omnibus

1977
#4431
Thirteenth
Omnibus

1978
#4511
Fourteenth
Omnibus

1979
#4675
M and the Millionaires
The Venice Train
The Innocents
M and the Gangsters
M and the Dosser

The Magician
M and the Man on
the Boulevard
M and the Loner

The Others
M and the Black Sheep
M and the Spinster

Betty
 


Maigret "Collections" (1981-85)

Maigret's Christmas
8 Maigret stories
7 Little Crosses in a Notebook

1981
#4931
Maigret and the Ghost
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic

Three Beds in Manhattan

1982
#4676
Maigret in Exile
Maigret and the Toy Village

Four Days in a Lifetime

1983
#5160
Maigret Meets a Milord
Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett


1983
#6651

Maigret at the Crossroads
Maigret Stonewalled
Maigret Mystified


1983
#6652
Maigret's Pipe
(17 Maigret stories)
 

1984
#4930
Maigret's Rival
The Nightclub
Maigret in New York

1985
#5468

Penguin Classic Crime (1987)

Maigret
Mystified

1987
#0075
Maigret at
the Crossroads

1987
#0076

ITV (1988)

Maigret Meets
a Milord

1988
reprint of #6651 (1983)

contains:

Maigret Meets a Milord
Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett

Granada Television (1992)

Maigret
Sets a Trap

1992
#6916
Maigret and the
Burglar's Wife

1992
#6917
Maigret on
Home Ground

1992
#6918
Maigret
Goes to School

1992
#6919
Maigret and
the Madwoman

1992
#6920
The Patience
of Maigret

1992
#6921

Penguin 60s (1995)

published on the occasion of
Penguin's 60th anniversary
Death of
a Nobody

1995
#0065
Death of a Nobody
&
The Man in the Street

13.7 × 10.6 cm, 60 pp

(2003)

published on the occasion of
Simenon's 100th birth anniversary


The Yellow Dog

The Bar on the Seine

My Friend Maigret

Lock 14

Inspector Cadaver

A Man's Head
  • The Yellow Dog was previously issued by Penguin as A Face for a Clue, in a double edition entitled The Patience of Maigret along with A Battle of Nerves in 1946, and with A Crime in Holland, in 1952, translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury. This edition is translated by Linda Asher, with an introduction by Richard Vinen.
  • The Bar on the Seine [La guinguette à deux sous] appears for the first time as a Penguin, translated by David Watson, with an introduction by Michael Dibdin.
  • My Friend Maigret appeared in Penguin editions of 1959, 1961, 1962, and 1963.
  • Lock 14 appeared as Maigret Meets a Milord in 1963, reprinted 1964, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, and in a 1983 triple edition along with Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets and Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett.
  • Inspector Cadaver appeared as Maigret's Rival in a Penguin triple edition of 1985 along with The Night Club and Maigret in New York. This is the original translation by Helen Thomson, with an introduction by Paul Bailey.
  • A Man's Head was previously published by Penguin as The Patience of Maigret in a double edition along with A Face for a Clue (The Yellow Dog, above) in 1946, and in 1950, 1951 in a double edition along with At the "Gai-Moulin". This is the original translation by Geoffrey Sainsbury, with an introduction by Patrick Marnham.

The
Hotel Majestic

The Friend
of Mme Maigret

Maigret
in Court

The Man
on the Boulevard

The Madman
of Bergerac

Maigret
and the Ghost
  • This is the first issue of a Penguin Maigret and the Ghost and The Hotel Majestic, as single volume editions. They had previously appeared in the 1982 "Collection" Volume Maigret and the Ghost (Along with the non-Maigret, Three Beds in Manhattan.
  • The Friend of Mme Maigret was previously issued by Penguin as Mme Maigret's Friend.
  • The Man on the Boulevard was previously issued by Penguin in the 13th Simenon Omnibus, as Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard.
  • The Madman of Bergerac was previously issued in a Penguin with Liberty Bar as Maigret Travels South. This is the original Geoffrey Sainsbury translation, with an introduction by Richard Vinen.

(2004)


Maigret
Sets a Trap

Maigret
and the Idle Burglar
  • Maigret Sets a Trap was previously issued by Penguin in 1968 and 1992.
  • (2004) Maigret and the Idle Burglar was previously issued by Penguin in 1966 as Maigret and the Lazy Burglar.

Red Classics   2006


A Man's Head

The Man
on the Boulevard

The Yellow Dog

My Friend Maigret

The Bar
on the Seine


Maigret and
the Idle Burglar

Maigret in Court

Lock 14

The Friend
of Madame Maigret

Penguin Mystery (USA) 2006-7

2006

About these new Penguin Maigrets


A Man's Head

Lock 14

The Yellow Dog

2007


The Hotel Majestic

The Madman
of Bergerac

The Friend
of Madame Maigret

The Bar
on the Seine


My Friend Maigret

Maigret and the Man
on the Boulevard

Inspector Cadaver

Penguin Classics - Inspector Maigret   2013-

1-2013

Pietr the Latvian
2-2013

The late
Monsieur Gallet
3-2014

The hanged man
of Saint-Pholien
4-2014

The carter
of La Providence
5-2014

The yellow dog
(2013*)

The yellow dog*
6-2014

The night at
the crossroads
7-2014

A crime in Holland
8-2014

The Grand Banks
Café
9-2014

A man's head
10-2014

The dancer
at the Gai-Moulin
11-2014

The Two-Penny Bar
11-2014

The Two-Penny Bar
12-2014

The shadow puppet
12-2014

The shadow puppet
13-2014

The Saint-Fiacre
affair
14-2014

The Flemish house
15-2015

The madman
of Bergerac
16-2015

The misty harbor
17-2015

Liberty Bar
18-2015

Lock N° 1
19-2015

Maigret
20-2015

Cécile is dead
21-2015

The cellars
of the Majestic
22-2015

The Judge's house
23-2015

Signed, Picpus
24-2015

Inspector Cadaver
25-2015

Félicie
26-2015

Maigret gets angry
27-2016

Maigret
in New York
28-2016

Maigret's holiday
29-2016

Maigret's dead man
30-2016

Maigret's first case
31-2015

My friend Maigret
32-2016

Maigret
at the coroner's
33-2016

Maigret and the old lady
34-2016

Mme Maigret's friend
35-2016

Maigret's memoirs
36-2016

Maigret at Picratt's
37-2016

Maigret
takes a room
38-2016

Maigret
and the tall woman
39-2017

Maigret, Lognon
and the gangsters
40-2017

Maigret's revolver
41-2017

Maigret and the
man on the bench
42-2017

Maigret is afraid
43-2017

Maigret's mistake
44-2017

Maigret
goes to school
45-2017

Maigret
and the dead girl
46-2017

Maigret
and the Minister
47-2017

Maigret and the
headless corpse
48-2017

Maigret sets a trap
49-2017

Maigret's failure
50-2017

Maigret enjoys himself
51-2018

Maigret travels
52-2018

Maigret's doubts

*proof edition given to Penguin employees at a conference in February 2013. It was too early for one of the new covers. The same (2006 Red Classics) Linda Asher translation was used for the new edition. (see: archive 17)

TV tie-In - Inspector Maigret   2016-

2016

Maigret Sets a Trap
2016 e-book

Maigret Sets a Trap

 


thanks to Steve Spurr [UK], Peter Williams [UK], Paul Kenny [Australia], and Mark Vernon-Roberts (UK),
for some of the cover scans and information


numtitle/contentsmoyrpp
564 Maigret Travels South
(Liberty Bar & The Madman of Bergerac)
Sep.1945256
579The Patience of Maigret
(A Battle of Nerve & A Face for a Clue)
Feb.1946244
739A Battle of Nerves & At the 'Gai-Moulin'Jan.1950288
826Maigret Travels South
(Liberty Bar & The Madman of Bergerac)
Jan.1952256
827Maigret Sits It Out
(The Lock at Charenton & Maigret Returns)
Jan.1952256
856A Crime in Holland & A Face for a ClueJan.1952288
1221Maigret in MontmartreFeb.1958144
1222Maigret's MistakeFeb.1958144
1225To Any LengthsFeb.1958144
1362Maigret and the Burglar's WifeMay1959144
1363Maigret's RevolverMay1959144
1419My Friend MaigretNov.1959144
1594Maigret's First CaseJul.1961176
1678Maigret and the Old LadyJan.1962160
1680Maigret Has ScruplesJan.1962128
1681Maigret and the Reluctant WitnessesJan.1962128
1901Maigret Goes HomeAug.1967144
2023Maigret and the Enigmatic LettDec.1963144
2024Maigret MystifiedJul.1964144
2025Maigret and the Hundred GibbetsAug.1963128
2026Maigret StonewalledAug.1963144
2027Maigret Meets a MilordAug.1963128
2028Maigret at the CrossroadsAug.1963144
2247Maigret in SocietyMar.1965144
2248Maigret's FailureMar.1965160
2249Maigret Takes a RoomMar.1965160
2250Maigret AfraidMar.1965160
2251Maigret in CourtMar.1965112
2471Maigret's Special MurderJul.1966176
2503Maigret's MemoirsOct.1967144
2526Maigret and the Lazy BurglarNov.1967144
2571Madame Maigret's FriendAug.1967160
2638Maigret and the Saturday CallerJan.1968128
2701Maigret Loses His TemperNov.1967144
2796Maigret Sets a TrapJan.1968144
2831Maigret on the DefensiveOct.1968128
2898Maigret on HolidayAug.1970160
3136The Sailor's RendezvousAug.1970128
3184The First Simenon OmnibusOct.1970368
3185The Second Simenon OmnibusOct.1970384
3324The Third Simenon OmnibusSep.1971368
3337The Fourth Simenon OmnibusSep.1971432
3432The Fifth Simenon OmnibusMay.1972400
3542The Sixth Simenon OmnibusDec.1972432
3668The Tenth Simenon OmnibusOct.1976416
3838The Seventh Simenon OmnibusJul.1974400
3897The Eighth Simenon OmnibusMar.1975400
3980The Ninth Simenon OmnibusMar.1976384
4248The Eleventh Simenon OmnibusFeb.1977384
4431The Twelfth Simenon OmnibusSep.1977416
4511The Thirteenth Simenon OmnibusJan.1978416
4675The Fourteenth Simenon OmnibusOct.1979384
4676Maigret and the Ghost
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic,
Three Beds in Manhattan
Sep.1982400
4930Maigret's PipeApr.1984336
4931Maigret's ChristmasNov.1981448
5160Maigret in Exile
Maigret and the Toy Village,
Four Days in a Lifetime
Mar.1983384
5468Maigret's Rival
The Nightclub,
Maigret in New York
Mar.1985384
6651Maigret Meets a Milord
Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets,
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
Sep.1983400
6652Maigret at the Crossroads
Maigret Stonewalled,
Maigret Mystified
Sep.1983320
0075Maigret Mystified 1987144
0076Maigret at the Crossroads 1987144
 Maigret Meets a Milord 1988 
6916Maigret Sets a Trap 1992144
6917Maigret and the Burglar's Wife 1992144
6918Maigret on Home Ground 1992144
6919Maigret Goes to School 1992160
6920Maigret and the Madwoman 1992148
6921The Patience of Maigret 1992148
0065Death of a Nobody 199560
7247A Man's HeadMay2003160
7255Inspector CadaverMay2003176
728XLock 14May2003144
7328My Friend MaigretMay2003176
7336The Bar on the SeineMay2003144
7344The Yellow DogMay2003160


Paperbacks of the '70s — Curtis, Popular Library
U.K. Paperbacks
early US paperbacks


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