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…

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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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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A Man’s Head

Written by Georges Simenon, translated by David Coward — Having accrued an incomplete collection of dog-eared, yellowed and slightly foxed editions of Simenon’s Maigret novels…

Burn, baby, burn…

On the Radar — We’re off to a fiery start this week with English writer MR Hall’s latest forensic mystery, but there’s also historical crime…

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The first new crime novels of 2014

On the Radar — Happy New Year, Bonne Année, Frohes Neues Jahr and, not to forget the homeland of Nordic noir, Gott Nytt år! While…

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Pietr the Latvian

Written by Georges Simenon, translated by David Bellos — ‘Apparent age 32, height 169 cm…’ Thus begins the first ever Maigret novel by Simenon, published…

Forget Morrissey, here’s Simenon

Crime fiction fans can forget the hubbub about Penguin’s planned publication of Morrissey’s autobiography under the Classics imprint. In a much wiser move, the company…

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CIS: Revisiting Maigret

Classics in September — Let’s proceed to Place des Vosges in Paris. Here, in a modest flat on the second floor, Commissaire Maigret lives in…

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