Inspector Maigret Books

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

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1 The Carter of 'La Providence' 1930 Description / Buy
2 Pietr the Latvian 1931 Description / Buy
3 The Yellow Dog 1931 Description / Buy
4 The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien 1931 Description / Buy
5 A Man's Head 1931 Description / Buy
6 The Late Monsieur Gallet 1931 Description / Buy
7 The Night at the Crossroads 1931 Description / Buy
8 The Two-Penny Bar 1931 Description / Buy
9 A Crime in Holland 1931 Description / Buy
10 The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin 1931 Description / Buy
11 The Misty Harbour 1931 Description / Buy
12 Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett 1931 Description / Buy
13 The Grand Banks Café 1931 Description / Buy
14 Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets 1931 Description / Buy
15 Maigret at the Crossroads 1931 Description / Buy
16 Maigret in Holland 1931 Description / Buy
17 The Sailors' Rendezvous (Short Story) 1931 Description / Buy
18 Maigret at the Gai-Moulin 1931 Description / Buy
19 The Bar on the Seine 1931 Description / Buy
20 Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master 1931 Description / Buy
21 Maigret Stonewalled (Short Story) 1931 Description / Buy
22 Maigret Meets a Milord (Short Story) 1931 Description / Buy
23 Lock 14 1931 Description / Buy
24 The Madman of Bergerac 1932 Description / Buy
25 Liberty Bar 1932 Description / Buy
26 The Shadow Puppet 1932 Description / Buy
27 Maigret and the Flemish Shop 1932 Description / Buy
28 Maigret on the Riviera (Short Story) 1932 Description / Buy
29 The Flemish House 1932 Description / Buy
30 The Saint-Fiacre Affair 1932 Description / Buy
31 Maigret Goes Home 1932 Description / Buy
32 Maigret on Home Ground (Short Story) 1932 Description / Buy
33 Lock No. 1 1933 Description / Buy
34 Maigret 1934 Description / Buy
35 Maigret at the Coroner's 1938 Description / Buy
36 Cécile is Dead 1940 Description / Buy
37 The Judge's House 1940 Description / Buy
38 Maigret in Exile 1940 Description / Buy
39 Maigret and the Spinster 1940 Description / Buy
40 Maigret Bides His Time 1940 Description / Buy
41 Maigret's Boyhood Friend 1940 Description / Buy
42 Maigret and the Man on the Bench 1940 Description / Buy
43 Maigret and the Toy Village (Short Story) 1941 Description / Buy
44 The Cellars of the Majestic 1942 Description / Buy
45 The Hotel Majestic 1942 Description / Buy
46 Maigret and the Dead Girl 1942 Description / Buy
47 Maigret's Rival 1943 Description / Buy
48 Inspector Cadaver 1943 Description / Buy
49 Signed, Picpus 1944 Description / Buy
50 Maigret and the Fortuneteller (Short Story) 1944 Description / Buy
51 Félicie 1944 Description / Buy
52 Maigret Loses His Temper 1945 Description / Buy
53 Maigret Gets Angry 1945 Description / Buy
54 Maigret in New York 1946 Description / Buy
55 Maigret's Holiday 1947 Description / Buy
56 Maigret's Dead Man 1947 Description / Buy
57 Maigret's First Case 1948 Description / Buy
58 My Friend Maigret 1949 Description / Buy
59 Maigret and the Old Lady 1949 Description / Buy
60 The Friend of Madame Maigret 1950 Description / Buy
61 Madame Maigret's Friend 1950 Description / Buy
62 Madame Maigret's Own Case 1950 Description / Buy
63 Maigret and the Burglar's Wife 1951 Description / Buy
64 Maigret's Memoirs 1951 Description / Buy
65 Maigret in Montmartre 1951 Description / Buy
66 Maigret and the Gangsters 1951 Description / Buy
67 Maigret Takes a Room 1951 Description / Buy
68 Maigret and the Tall Woman 1951 Description / Buy
69 Maigret at Picratt's 1951 Description / Buy
70 Maigret Sits it Out 1952 Description / Buy
71 Maigret Afraid 1953 Description / Buy
72 Maigret's Mistake 1953 Description / Buy
73 Maigret and the Calame Report 1954 Description / Buy
74 Maigret Goes to School 1954 Description / Buy
75 Maigret and the Minister 1954 Description / Buy
76 Maigret and the Headless Corpse 1955 Description / Buy
77 Maigret in New York's Underworld (Short Story) 1955 Description / Buy
78 Maigret Sets a Trap 1955 Description / Buy
79 Maigret's Failure 1956 Description / Buy
80 Maigret and the Millionaires 1957 Description / Buy
81 Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses 1958 Description / Buy
82 Maigret Has Scruples 1958 Description / Buy
83 Maigret Has Doubts 1959 Description / Buy
84 No Vacation for Maigret 1959 Description / Buy
85 Maigret in Court 1960 Description / Buy
86 None of Maigret's Business 1960 Description / Buy
87 Maigret and the Idle Burglar 1961 Description / Buy
88 Maigret and the Saturday Caller (Short Story) 1962 Description / Buy
89 Maigret and the Black Sheep 1962 Description / Buy
90 Maigret and the Bum 1963 Description / Buy
91 Maigret and the Apparition 1964 Description / Buy
92 Maigret on the Defensive (Short Story) 1964 Description / Buy
93 Maigret Mystified 1964 Description / Buy
94 Maigret In Society (Short Story) 1965 Description / Buy
95 Maigret and the Nahour Case 1966 Description / Buy
96 Maigret and the Pickpocket 1967 Description / Buy
97 Maigret in Vichy 1968 Description / Buy
98 Maigret Hesitates 1968 Description / Buy
99 Maigret and the Killer 1969 Description / Buy
100 Maigret and the Madwoman 1970 Description / Buy
101 Maigret and the Wine Merchant 1970 Description / Buy
102 Maigret's Revolver 1971 Description / Buy
103 Maigret and the Informer 1971 Description / Buy
104 Maigret and Monsieur Charles 1972 Description / Buy
105 Maigret and the Loner 1983 Description / Buy
106 Maigret Enjoys Himself 2017 Description / Buy
107 Maigret Travels 2018 Description / Buy
108 Maigret's Secret 2018 Description / Buy
109 Maigret and the Old People 2019 Description / Buy
110 Maigret's Patience 2019 Description / Buy
111 Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse 2019 Description / Buy
112 Maigret's Anger 2019 Description / Buy
113 Maigret and the Tramp 2019 Description / Buy
114 Maigret and the Ghost 2019 Description / Buy
115 Maigret Defends Himself 2019 Description / Buy
116 Maigret's Childhood Friend 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Inspector Maigret Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Maigret's Pipe: Seventeen Stories 1945 Description / Buy
2 Maigret's Christmas 1976 Description / Buy
Print: Print PDF

Order of Inspector Maigret Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Maigret's Pipe: Seventeen Stories 1945 Description / Buy
2 Maigret's Christmas 1976 Description / Buy
Print: Print PDF

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.


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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.