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The prolific Belgian-born writer Georges Simenon produced hundreds of fictional works under his own name and 17 pseudonyms, in addition to more than 70 books about Inspector Maigret, long "the favorite sleuth of highbrow detective-story readers" (SR). More than 50 "Simenons" have been made into films. In addition to his mystery stories, he wrote what he called "hard" books, the serious psychological novels numbering well over 100. The autobiographical Pedigree, set in his native town of Liege, is perhaps his finest work. The publication of Simenon's intimate memoirs also attracted considerable attention. Simenon himself once said that he would never write a "great novel." Yet Gide called him "a great novelist, perhaps the greatest and truest novelist we have in French literature today," and Thornton Wilder (see Vol. 1) found that Simenon's narrative gift extends "to the tips of his fingers." The following are some of Simenon's novels, exclusive of the Maigret detective stories, that are in print. (Bowker Author Biography) Georges Simenon was born on February 13, 1903 in Liege, Belgium. He wrote more than 200 fiction works under 16 different pseudonyms. His first book, The Case of Peter the Lent led to 80 more of the like including the main character, Inspector Maigret. He published over 400 books that were translated into 50 different languages and sold by the millions. He also wrote psychological novels, including The Man Who Watched the Train Go By. He died on September 4, 1989 in Lausanne. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Saint-Fiacre Affair 608 copies, 17 reviews
The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien 595 copies, 22 reviews
A Man's Head 536 copies, 21 reviews
The Late Monsieur Gallet 522 copies, 20 reviews
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Three Beds in Manhattan 497 copies, 12 reviews
Night at the Crossroads 496 copies, 20 reviews
My Friend Maigret 495 copies, 11 reviews
Madame Maigret's Friend 493 copies, 13 reviews
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A Crime in Holland 458 copies, 20 reviews
Maigret and the Bum 430 copies, 10 reviews
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic 416 copies, 16 reviews
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Act of Passion 343 copies, 12 reviews
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Maigret's Memoirs 338 copies, 8 reviews
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Maigret's Revolver 330 copies, 9 reviews
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Maigret on Holiday 319 copies, 13 reviews
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Monsieur Monde Vanishes 312 copies, 8 reviews
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Maigret and the Gangsters 298 copies, 5 reviews
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Maigret and the Saturday Caller 296 copies, 6 reviews
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Félicie 291 copies, 9 reviews
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Maigret and the Coroner 261 copies, 7 reviews
Tropic Moon 259 copies, 6 reviews
Maigret In Society 254 copies, 9 reviews
Maigret and the Nahour Case 252 copies, 4 reviews
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Maigret and the Millionaires 247 copies, 6 reviews
Maigret's Pickpocket 246 copies, 3 reviews
Maigret's Failure 243 copies, 4 reviews
Maigret on the Defensive 241 copies, 5 reviews
Maigret and the Loner 229 copies, 7 reviews
The Lock at Charenton 224 copies, 11 reviews
The Hatter's Ghosts 221 copies, 4 reviews
Maigret and the Informer 219 copies, 6 reviews
Pedigree 214 copies, 6 reviews
The Little Man from Archangel 208 copies, 11 reviews
Maigret and Monsieur Charles 208 copies, 7 reviews
The Patient 204 copies, 7 reviews
The Cat 203 copies, 4 reviews
The Premier 192 copies, 9 reviews
The Burgomaster of Furnes 155 copies, 3 reviews
In Case of Emergency 154 copies, 4 reviews
The Window Over the Way 147 copies, 5 reviews
Newhaven-Dieppe 147 copies, 5 reviews
The Murderer 144 copies, 1 review
The Watchmaker of Everton 144 copies, 6 reviews
The Trial of Bébé Donge 137 copies, 4 reviews
Betty 132 copies, 3 reviews
The Little Saint 131 copies, 10 reviews
Maigret Gets Angry 130 copies, 5 reviews
The Brothers Rico 125 copies, 5 reviews
The Mahé Circle 125 copies, 5 reviews
The House by the Canal 120 copies, 4 reviews
Intimate Memoirs 114 copies, 1 review
The Shadow Falls 113 copies, 3 reviews
Maigret's Pipe [Short story] 111 copies, 3 reviews
Striptease 109 copies, 4 reviews
Sunday 107 copies, 4 reviews
The Pitards 106 copies, 2 reviews
Belle 104 copies, 5 reviews
Magnet of Doom 102 copies, 3 reviews
The Breton Sisters 99 copies, 3 reviews
The Iron Staircase 94 copies, 1 review
Letter to my Mother 93 copies, 2 reviews
Across the Street 90 copies, 3 reviews
The Accomplices 89 copies, 4 reviews
The Venice Train 88 copies, 6 reviews
The Girl with a Squint 88 copies, 4 reviews
The Long Exile 83 copies, 5 reviews
Inquest on Bouvet 83 copies, 3 reviews
When I Was Old 78 copies
Chez Krull 76 copies, 3 reviews
The Heart of a Man 74 copies, 3 reviews
Justice 73 copies, 3 reviews
Touriste de bananes 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Door 71 copies, 1 review
Poisoned Relations 71 copies, 1 review
The Man with the Little Dog 70 copies, 2 reviews
The Widower 70 copies, 4 reviews
Black Rain 69 copies, 1 review
Maigret Travels South 67 copies, 1 review
The Mouse 64 copies, 3 reviews
La Marie du port 63 copies, 3 reviews
Blind Alley 61 copies, 2 reviews
November 60 copies, 2 reviews
The Lodger 60 copies, 2 reviews
The Fate of the Malous 59 copies, 3 reviews
The Glass Cage 59 copies, 3 reviews
The Bottom of the Bottle 57 copies, 1 review
The Suspect 57 copies, 2 reviews
The Night-Club 57 copies, 2 reviews
Il passeggero del Polarlys 57 copies, 2 reviews
The Rules of the Game 57 copies, 4 reviews
The Disappearance of Odile 56 copies, 2 reviews
Aunt Jeanne 56 copies, 1 review
Ceux de la soif 55 copies, 1 review
Teddy Bear 54 copies, 3 reviews
The Old Man Dies 51 copies, 4 reviews
Big Bob 49 copies, 1 review
The Magician 48 copies, 1 review
Account Unsettled 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Girl in His Past 46 copies, 2 reviews
Le relais d'Alsace 45 copies, 3 reviews
Five times Maigret 45 copies, 3 reviews
Faubourg 44 copies, 2 reviews
Three Crimes 44 copies
45 degrés à l'ombre 44 copies, 3 reviews
La jument perdue 44 copies, 5 reviews
The Little Doctor 44 copies, 1 review
The Woman of the Grey House 43 copies, 4 reviews
Le coup de vague 43 copies, 1 review
The Others 42 copies, 2 reviews
The Negro 42 copies, 1 review
Four Days in a Lifetime 42 copies, 3 reviews
A New Lease of Life 41 copies, 2 reviews
Quartier nègre 41 copies, 3 reviews
The Witnesses 40 copies, 2 reviews
The 13 Culprits 40 copies, 5 reviews
Uncle Charles 40 copies, 4 reviews
Les clients d'Avrenos 39 copies, 3 reviews
The Family Lie 39 copies, 2 reviews
The Prison 39 copies, 2 reviews
The Rich Man 38 copies, 1 review
The Innocents 38 copies, 1 review
The Reckoning 38 copies, 1 review
Un Nouveau dans la ville 37 copies, 2 reviews
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The Son 32 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Works 32 copies
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The Outlaw 29 copies
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L'évadé 27 copies, 1 review
Les suicidés 27 copies, 2 reviews
Tout Maigret 3 26 copies
Au bout du rouleau 25 copies, 1 review
Maigret Among the Rich 24 copies, 2 reviews
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Maigret's Pipe 22 copies, 1 review
The Grandmother 22 copies, 1 review
Rue Pigalle e altri racconti 21 copies, 1 review
La folle d'Itteville 21 copies, 1 review
Le passage de la ligne 21 copies, 1 review
Enigmes 20 copies
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Georges Simenon was born at Liege in Belgium in 1903. At sixteen he began work as a journalist on the Gazette de Liege. He has published 158 books, many of them psychological novels and others in the Inspector Maigret series, and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages and forty-four of them have been filmed; his psychological novels have had a great influence on the French cinema. He has travelled all over the world, and at one time lived on a cutter making long journeys of exploration round the coasts of Northern Europe. He is married and has three children. His recreations are riding, fishing, and golf. Taken from 1959 Penguin book jacket of My Friend Maigret.
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