Inspector Jules Maigret by Georges Simenon
Inspector (or Commissaire) Jules Maigret is the lead character in a series of detective fiction novels by Belgian author Georges Simenon. Maigret is a French detective who works for the Paris Brigade Criminelle. He is best known for smoking his pipe, his detective style of mixing intuition with method and his love of alcohol. While the character is based in France, he also has ended up working in Belgium, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and the USA. The series has been adapted into several television and radio adaptations in several different languages.

Jules Maigret made his debut in the novel The Strange Case of Peter the Lett, which was also published as The Case of Peter the Lett and Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett. Published in 1931 in French, the original French title of the novel was Pietr-le-Letton. The final novel in the series was Maigret and Monsieur Charles, published in 1972, and was the 75th book in the series. Below is a list of Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret books in order of when they were first released in French:

Publication Order of Inspector Maigret Books

The Carter of 'La Providence' (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pietr the Latvian (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow Dog (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man's Head (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Late Monsieur Gallet (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night at the Crossroads (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two-Penny Bar (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Crime in Holland (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Misty Harbour (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grand Banks Café (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret at the Crossroads (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in Holland (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sailors' Rendezvous (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret at the Gai-Moulin (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bar on the Seine (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Stonewalled (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Meets a Milord (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lock 14 (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Madman of Bergerac (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Liberty Bar (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Puppet (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Flemish Shop (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret on the Riviera (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flemish House (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint-Fiacre Affair (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Goes Home (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret on Home Ground (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lock No. 1 (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret at the Coroner's (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cécile is Dead (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judge's House (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in Exile (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Spinster (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Bides His Time (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Man on the Bench (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Toy Village (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cellars of the Majestic (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hotel Majestic (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Dead Girl (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Rival (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Cadaver (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signed, Picpus (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Fortuneteller (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Félicie (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Loses His Temper (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Gets Angry (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in New York (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Holiday (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Dead Man (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's First Case (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Friend Maigret (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Old Lady (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Friend of Madame Maigret (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame Maigret's Friend (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame Maigret's Own Case (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Memoirs (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in Montmartre (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Gangsters (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Takes a Room (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Tall Woman (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret at Picratt's (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Sits it Out (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Afraid (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Mistake (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Calame Report (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Goes to School (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Minister (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Headless Corpse (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in New York's Underworld (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Sets a Trap (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Failure (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Millionaires (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Has Scruples (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Has Doubts (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Vacation for Maigret (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in Court (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
None of Maigret's Business (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Idle Burglar (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Saturday Caller (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Black Sheep (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Bum (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Apparition (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret on the Defensive (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Mystified (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret In Society (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Nahour Case (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Pickpocket (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret in Vichy (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Hesitates (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Killer (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Madwoman (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Wine Merchant (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Revolver (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Informer (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and Monsieur Charles (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Loner (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Enjoys Himself (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Travels (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Secret (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Old People (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Patience (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Anger (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Tramp (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret and the Ghost (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret Defends Himself (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Childhood Friend (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Maigret Short Story Collections

Maigret's Pipe: Seventeen Stories (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maigret's Christmas (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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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 was also published as Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets. A Battle of Nerves was also published as Maigret’s War of Nerves and A Man’s Head. A Face for a Clue was also published as Maigret and the Concarneau Murders, Maigret and the Yellow Dog and as The Yellow Dog. A Crime in Holland was also published as Maigret in Holland. The Sailor’s Rendezvous was also published as Maigret Answers a Plea and as The Grand Banks Cafe. Maigret at the Gai Moulin was also published as At the Gai Moulin. Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine was also published 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 was also published 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 was also published as Maigret on the Riviera. The Lock at Charenton was also published as Maigret Sits It Out and Lock No. 1. Maigret and the Hotel Majestic is also titled The Hotel Majestic. To Any Lengths was also published as Maigret and the Fortuneteller. Maigret’s Rival was also published as Inspector Cadaver. Maigret in New York was also published as Maigret in New York’s Underworld. A Summer Holiday was also published as No Vacation for Maigret and Maigret on Holiday. Maigret’s Dead Man was also published as Maigret’s Special Murder. My Friend Maigret was also published under the title of The Methods of Maigret.

Madame Maigret’s Own Case was also published as Madame Maigret’s Friend and The Friend of Madame Maigret. Maigret and the Strangled Stripper was also published 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 was also published 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 was also published as None of Maigret’s Business. Maigret and the Lazy Burglar was also published as Maigret and the Idle Burglar.

Maigret and the Dosser was also published 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 was also published 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.

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