Maigret’s Paris

Filming is under way, and Rowan Atkinson is set to star in two more Maigret programmes on ITV in 2017. The stories include Night at the Crossroads and Maigret…

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Maigret’s Dead Man

Written by Georges Simenon, translated by David Coward — With ITV planning to air another new episode of Maigret on Christmas Day in the UK, we decided…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

Maigret Sets a Trap on ITV at Easter

ITV has finally announced a date for its airing of its new feature-length adaptation of Maigret. The two-hour film Maigret Sets a Trap will be shown…

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Bred to Kill

Written by Frank Thilliez, translated by Mark Polizzotti — Almost a year to the day since the events chronicled in Thilliez’s earlier book Syndrome E, a…

First look: Bred to Kill

Damn. Just look! I’ve gone and got another bloody handprint on a brand new book that’s arrived here at Crime Fiction Lover HQ. Oh, wait,…

Syndrome E

Written by Franck Thilliez, translated by Mark Pilozzotti — Franck Thilliez has written many bestsellers in his native France. If his other books are of equal…

NTN: Eyes Full of Empty

Written by Jérémie Guez, translated by Edward Gauvin — Jérémie Guez is a highly-praised young author in his native France. I’ve been reading him for a while now…

NTN: Jérémie Guez interviewed

At the ripe old age of 27, Jérémie Guez already has four novels under his belt, two of which have received prestigious crime fiction awards…

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Maigret for ITV

First, in 2013 Penguin decided to re-release the entire Maigret series by Georges Simenon at a rate of one a month. Now, in 2015, there’s…

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Fatale

No-one does contempt for the bourgeoisie quite like the French, and Jean-Patrick Manchette was as hard left as they come. Before succumbing to cancer in…