Inspector Maigret Books

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Inspector Maigret is the chief protagonist in the Inspector Maigret series of novels by prolific Belgian, Georges Simenone. The first appearance of Inspector Maigret was in the 1931 published mystery thriller, Pietr the Latvian.

Order of Inspector Maigret Series

1The Carter of 'La Providence'1930Description / Buy
2Pietr the Latvian1931Description / Buy
3The Yellow Dog1931Description / Buy
4The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien1931Description / Buy
5A Man's Head1931Description / Buy
6The Late Monsieur Gallet1931Description / Buy
7The Night at the Crossroads1931Description / Buy
8The Two-Penny Bar1931Description / Buy
9A Crime in Holland1931Description / Buy
10The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin1931Description / Buy
11The Misty Harbour1931Description / Buy
12Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett1931Description / Buy
13The Grand Banks Café1931Description / Buy
14Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets1931Description / Buy
15Maigret at the Crossroads1931Description / Buy
16Maigret in Holland1931Description / Buy
17The Sailors' Rendezvous (Short Story)1931Description / Buy
18Maigret at the Gai-Moulin1931Description / Buy
19The Bar on the Seine1931Description / Buy
20Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master1931Description / Buy
21Maigret Stonewalled (Short Story)1931Description / Buy
22Maigret Meets a Milord (Short Story)1931Description / Buy
23Lock 141931Description / Buy
24The Madman of Bergerac1932Description / Buy
25Liberty Bar1932Description / Buy
26The Shadow Puppet1932Description / Buy
27Maigret and the Flemish Shop1932Description / Buy
28Maigret on the Riviera (Short Story)1932Description / Buy
29The Flemish House1932Description / Buy
30The Saint-Fiacre Affair1932Description / Buy
31Maigret Goes Home1932Description / Buy
32Maigret on Home Ground (Short Story)1932Description / Buy
33Lock No. 11933Description / Buy
34Maigret1934Description / Buy
35Maigret at the Coroner's1938Description / Buy
36Cécile is Dead1940Description / Buy
37The Judge's House1940Description / Buy
38Maigret in Exile1940Description / Buy
39Maigret and the Spinster1940Description / Buy
40Maigret Bides His Time1940Description / Buy
41Maigret's Boyhood Friend1940Description / Buy
42Maigret and the Man on the Bench1940Description / Buy
43Maigret and the Toy Village (Short Story)1941Description / Buy
44The Cellars of the Majestic1942Description / Buy
45The Hotel Majestic1942Description / Buy
46Maigret and the Dead Girl1942Description / Buy
47Maigret's Rival1943Description / Buy
48Inspector Cadaver1943Description / Buy
49Signed, Picpus1944Description / Buy
50Maigret and the Fortuneteller (Short Story)1944Description / Buy
51Félicie1944Description / Buy
52Maigret Loses His Temper1945Description / Buy
53Maigret Gets Angry1945Description / Buy
54Maigret in New York1946Description / Buy
55Maigret's Holiday1947Description / Buy
56Maigret's Dead Man1947Description / Buy
57Maigret's First Case1948Description / Buy
58My Friend Maigret1949Description / Buy
59Maigret and the Old Lady1949Description / Buy
60The Friend of Madame Maigret1950Description / Buy
61Madame Maigret's Friend1950Description / Buy
62Madame Maigret's Own Case1950Description / Buy
63Maigret and the Burglar's Wife1951Description / Buy
64Maigret's Memoirs1951Description / Buy
65Maigret in Montmartre1951Description / Buy
66Maigret and the Gangsters1951Description / Buy
67Maigret Takes a Room1951Description / Buy
68Maigret and the Tall Woman1951Description / Buy
69Maigret at Picratt's1951Description / Buy
70Maigret Sits it Out1952Description / Buy
71Maigret Afraid1953Description / Buy
72Maigret's Mistake1953Description / Buy
73Maigret and the Calame Report1954Description / Buy
74Maigret Goes to School1954Description / Buy
75Maigret and the Minister1954Description / Buy
76Maigret and the Headless Corpse1955Description / Buy
77Maigret in New York's Underworld (Short Story)1955Description / Buy
78Maigret Sets a Trap1955Description / Buy
79Maigret's Failure1956Description / Buy
80Maigret and the Millionaires1957Description / Buy
81Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses1958Description / Buy
82Maigret Has Scruples1958Description / Buy
83Maigret Has Doubts1959Description / Buy
84No Vacation for Maigret1959Description / Buy
85Maigret in Court1960Description / Buy
86None of Maigret's Business1960Description / Buy
87Maigret and the Idle Burglar1961Description / Buy
88Maigret and the Saturday Caller (Short Story)1962Description / Buy
89Maigret and the Black Sheep1962Description / Buy
90Maigret and the Bum1963Description / Buy
91Maigret and the Apparition1964Description / Buy
92Maigret on the Defensive (Short Story)1964Description / Buy
93Maigret Mystified1964Description / Buy
94Maigret In Society (Short Story)1965Description / Buy
95Maigret and the Nahour Case1966Description / Buy
96Maigret and the Pickpocket1967Description / Buy
97Maigret in Vichy1968Description / Buy
98Maigret Hesitates1968Description / Buy
99Maigret and the Killer1969Description / Buy
100Maigret and the Madwoman1970Description / Buy
101Maigret and the Wine Merchant1970Description / Buy
102Maigret's Revolver1971Description / Buy
103Maigret and the Informer1971Description / Buy
104Maigret and Monsieur Charles1972Description / Buy
105Maigret and the Loner1983Description / Buy
106Maigret Enjoys Himself2017Description / Buy
107Maigret Travels2018Description / Buy
108Maigret's Secret2018Description / Buy
109Maigret and the Old People2019Description / Buy
110Maigret's Patience2019Description / Buy
111Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse2019Description / Buy
112Maigret's Anger2019Description / Buy
113Maigret and the Tramp2019Description / Buy
114Maigret and the Ghost2019Description / Buy
115Maigret Defends Himself2019Description / Buy
116Maigret's Childhood Friend2020Description / Buy

Order of Inspector Maigret Short Story Collections

1Maigret's Pipe: Seventeen Stories1945Description / Buy
2Maigret's Christmas1976Description / Buy
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Order of Inspector Maigret Short Story Collections

1Maigret's Pipe: Seventeen Stories1945Description / Buy
2Maigret's Christmas1976Description / Buy
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Jude Amedee Francois Maigret otherwise known as Jules Maigret or simply Maigret to close friends and colleagues is a fictional commissaire and detective of the Paris Brigade Criminelle. Loosely based on the character of Chief Inspector Marcel Guillaume, a longtime friend of Simenone and regarded as one of the best detectives of his time, Commissaire Maigret is a huge man with broad shoulders, fair, and patient though a little gruff.

The first novel in the series, Pietr the Latvian introduces the chief protagonist of the novels, who is on a quest to locate a mysterious character that goes by the name Pietr the Latvian. After police notify the Commisssaire that a leader of an infamous Baltic gang and an international fraudster, Peter the Lett was on his way to Paris, the detective sets out to investigate the man. With only a description to go on, he successfully locates a man matching the description at the Gare du Nord, only to be called away to a train carriage where there is a body matching the description of Pietr.

Following the first man to a hotel, he soon identifies himself as an American executive Oswald Oppenheim who is in town to meet Mortimer Levington his wife. Everything goes haywire when a series of men matching the description ranging from an itinerant Russian, to a Norwegian sea captain come into Maigret’s radar. Just who is this Pietr the Latvian?


The very popular series of novels has been made into several movies and TV series over the years. The series of novels was made into a TV series in 1960 named Maigret. Running for 52 episodes between 1960 and 1963, the BBC produced series starred Rupert Davies in the lead role of Commissaire Maigret. The novels were also adapted into a TV miniseries of 12 episodes by ITV in 1992. Unlike the 1960 series, the ITV version uses material from 12 novels out of the 28 short stories and 75 novels in the Inspector Maigret series. The series has two movie adaptations to its name: Maigret’s Dead Man, and Maigret Sets a Trap. Both novels came out in 2016 and starred Rowan Atkinson in the lead role of Inspector Maigret.


Maigret Sets A Trap: The 1955 published novel Maigret Sets a Trap, is one of the most highly regarded novels in the series. In fact, it was so popular that it made into a movie by the same name in 2016. The series follows Inspector Maigret, who is devising a plan to arrest a serial killer by trapping him with his perverse vanity. A lucky break leads him to three suspects, which provides an unexpected twist. The unraveling of the dark web of possessiveness and guilt is so dark that it nearly exhausts the veteran detective.

The Cellars of the Majectic: The 21st novel in the Inspector Maigret series of novels, The Cellars of the Majestic is another highly regarded novel. After his exile from Paris, Maigret is now living in a small seemingly tranquil town on the French Coast. From his hotel room the inspector sees a sprightly man emerge from a doorway look around cautiously before disappearing back into his room. He appears moments later bent over and dragging a long mass that could have been a dead body. Though it is none of his business, the inspector just cannot help himself and follows the stranger.

The Madman of Bergerac: The sixteenth novel in the series is one of the most exciting of novels in the series. Maigret is going on vacation to Dorgone, when he has the ill luck of sitting next to an agitated traveling companion who spends most of the time sobbing and sighing. But when the strange man jumps off the train on a dark night, it is up to the inspector to find him before he harms himself or the citizens of Bergerac.


Many Inspector Maigret fans also love the “Solomon vs. Lord” series of novels by Paul Levine. These books are detective crime thrillers featuring two law partners Victoria Lord and Steve Solomon, who work x rated passion cases in South Florida. Inspector Maigret fans also liked the “Inspector Morse” series of novels by Colin Dexter. These books are mystery thrillers featuring Detective Chief Inspector Morse of the Thames Valley Police in Oxford England, who is an irascible detective with a penchant for cask ale, English literature, and cryptic crossword puzzles.

What Is The Next Book in The Inspector Maigret Series?

There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Inspector Maigret Series. The newest book is Maigret's Childhood Friend and was released on March, 3rd 2020.

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