Order of Georges Simenon Books
Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was a Belgian author of crime fiction, best known for his novels featuring his character Jules Maigret. Simenon is the author of close to 200 novels in his native language of French, most of which have been translated into English. Likewise, his novels have been adapted into nearly 200 different film adaptations. Georges got his start writing for the newspaper Gazette de Liege at only 16 years old. During his lifetime, he spent time living in Belgium, France, Canada, the United States and finally in Switzerland – where he died in 1989 of natural causes.
Georges Simenon’s first novel was titled Au Pont des Arches and was published in French in 1921 under the pen name of G. Sim. Below is a list of Georges Simenon’s books in order of when they were released:
Publication Order of Inspector Maigret Books
Publication Order of Inspector Maigret Collections
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
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Notes: The Strange Case of Peter the Lett was also published as The Case of Peter the Lett and Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett. The Crime at Lock 14 was also titled Maigret Meets a Milord and Lock 14. The Death of Monsieur Gallet was also published as Maigret Stonewalled. The Crime of Inspector Maigret is also known as Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets. A Battle of Nerves is also known as Maigret’s War of Nerves and A Man’s Head. A Face for a Clue is also known as Maigret and the Concarneau Murders, Maigret and the Yellow Dog and as The Yellow Dog. A Crime in Holland is also known as Maigret in Holland. The Sailor’s Rendezvous is also known as Maigret Answers a Plea. Maigret at the Gai Moulin is also known as At the Gai Moulin. Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine is also known as Guinguette by the Seine, Maigret to the Rescue, A Spot by the Seine and The Bar on the Seine. Maigret Mystified was also published as The Shadow in the Courtyard. Maigret and the Countess is also known as The Saint-Fiacre Affair, Maigret Goes Home and Maigret on Home Ground.
Maigret and the Flemish Shop was also titled as The Flemish Shop. Death of a Harbour Master was also published under the title of Maigret and the Death of a Harbor Master. Liberty Bar is also known as Maigret on the Riviera. The Lock at Charenton is also known as Maigret Sits It Out and Lock No. 1. Maigret and the Hotel Majestic is also titled The Hotel Majestic. To Any Lengths is also known as Maigret and the Fortuneteller. Maigret’s Rival is also known as Inspector Cadaver. Maigret in New York is also known as Maigret in New York’s Underworld. A Summer Holiday is also known as No Vacation for Maigret and Maigret on Holiday. Maigret’s Dead Man is also known as Maigret’s Special Murder. My Friend Maigret was also published under the title of The Methods of Maigret.
Madame Maigret’s Own Case is also known as Madame Maigret’s Friend and The Friend of Madame Maigret. Maigret and the Strangled Stripper is also known as Maigret in Montmartre. Maigret Takes a Room was also published as Maigret Rents a Room. Inspector Maigret and the Killers was also published as Maigret and the Gangsters. Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard was also published as Maigret and the Man on the Bench and The Man on the Boulevard. Inspector Maigret and the Dead Girl is also known as Maigret and the Young Girl. Maigret and the Minister was also published under the title Maigret and the Calame Report. Maigret’s Little Joke is also known as None of Maigret’s Business. Maigret and the Lazy Burglar is also known as Maigret and the Idle Burglar.
Maigret and the Dosser is also known as Maigret and the Bum. Maigret and the Ghost was also titled Maigret and the Apparition. The Patience of Maigret was also titled Maigret Bides His Time. Maigret’s Pickpocket is also known as Maigret and the Pickpocket. Maigret Takes the Waters was re-titled Maigret in Vichy. Maigret and the Flea was also published as Maigret and the Informer. The Fugitive was also published under the title of Account Unsettled. Red Lights is also known as The Hitchhiker. The Hatter’s Ghost was also published as The Hatter’s Phantoms. Window Over the Way is also known as Danger Ashore. The Country Doctor is also known as The Delivery. Dirty Snow is also known as The Stain on the Snow.
Georges Simenon Synopsis: In Dirty Snow by Georges Simenon, Frank Friedmaier is a 19 year-old who lives in an occupied country where he gets by as a pimp, thug, thief and a murderer. The novel was originally published as The Stain on the Snow.