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 […]


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. […]