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The Mystery of Georges Simenon: a Biography

By: Bresler, Fenton

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Beaufort Books: 1983

Seller ID: 8562

ISBN: 0825301459

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering, 259 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, small circular indentation near top of front board (like a blind stamp). Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and chipping. An attractive copy. ; 12 pages of b/w photographs, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 259 pages; Georges Simenon, creator of Inspector Maigret, author of 500 books, lover of 10,000 women, insists he is a man like any other. But few would agree with him. Hi... View more info

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Maigret and the Spinster

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich: 1982

Seller ID: 000940

ISBN: 0156551292

Condition: Very Good+


Slight shelf wear. small stain at bottom of front edge. Very clean copy. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen "For six months a plain young woman had been pestering Maigret with the complain that the furniture in her apartment, shared with an aunt, mysteriously shifted position at night. Everyone at police headquarters was convinced it was all imagination, and they teased Maigret about his 'girl friend.' Her endless patience got on his nerves, and even her spinst... View more info

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A Maigret Trio (Maigret's Failure, Maigret in Society, Maigret and the Lazy Burglar)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001200

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Minor shelf wear, Corners bumped. Jacket shows a little creasing, darkening, back has some scuffs. Most likely a book club edition, although not stated, this volume contains three Inspector Maigret mysteries originally published between 1956 - 1961. This book is a good way to get a big dose of this popular French detective. Maigret's Failure - "The vulgarly rich owner of a chain of butcher shops, 'The King of the Meat Trade', is murdered for motives both unde... View more info

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Maigret and the Madwoman

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001256

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Corners bumped. Jacket shows some scuffing, especially in back, darkening, scuffs where stickers have likely been removed. "This is a very special case in Maigret's experince, in which he invests his heart as much as his ingenuity. A nice old lady, meticulously groomed and showing no signs of derangement, timidly tries to see the famous detective and finally accosts him in the street. She is frightened: someone invades her apartment during her absences. Nothing i... View more info

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The Little Saint

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1967

Seller ID: 002311

Condition: Good+


Front cover creased and bowed out, corners bumped minor edge wear, a couple pages creased along fore edge, some darkening. A tight, attractive copy. "With great warmth and understanding, [Simenon] tells the poignant story of a unique little slum boy and, with charm and meticulous detail, he recreates the whole colorful ere of Paris in the 1890's, capturing the spirit of the time of Lautrec, the early Picasso, Braque, and Matisse." Described as Simenon's favo... View more info

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Malempin

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Gallimard: 1967

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003409

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted/creased, some edgewear/bumping, cover shows some creasing. Text is in French. A clean, unmarked copy.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; This synopsis is from The Family Lie, which is listed as a translation of Malempin. "A physician watches by the bedside of his son, who is stricken with diphtheria. Ordinarily he is too busy for introspection, but now the isolation forced upon him releases to the surface of his mind a traumatic experie... View more info

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Maigret and the Madwoman

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Harvest / HBJ: 1979

Seller ID: 003455

ISBN: 0156551225

Condition: Good


Spine slightly creased, a bit slanted, covers a bit creased and bowed out, corners bumped including some pages, book has a gentle curver to it. Text is clean and unmarked. "This is a very special case in Maigret's experince, in which he invests his heart as much as his ingenuity. A nice old lady, meticulously groomed and showing no signs of derangement, timidly tries to see the famous detective and finally accosts him in the street. She is frightened: someone inv... View more info

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Inspector Maigret and the Burglar's Wife

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $9.90

Publisher: Roslyn, NY, Walter J. Black: 1956

Seller ID: 003488

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, half-ring dampstain on front board. Illustrated book plate inside cover. A little darkening but text is clean and unmarked. "The burglar's wife reported her husband had seen Maria lying dead, in a pool of her own blood. But why had the burglar skipped town? And why did Maria's prosperous dentist husband and aristocratic mother-in-law insist Maria had left Paris of her own free will? Here was a caper to baffle ... View more info

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Maigret Loses His Temper

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1980

Edition: First Harvest/HBJ Edition

Seller ID: 003844

ISBN: 0156551284

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted, minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. "A Montmartre night club owner, Emile Boulay, is found strangled outside Père Lachaise cemetery. Inspector Maigret knows it cannot be a professional murder. An underworld killer does not strangle his victim, nor does he keep a corpse on hand for two days in hot weather. Furthermore, the dead man appears to have had no enemies - serious, hard-working, on the right side of the law, even paying ... View more info

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Maigret and the Headless Corpse (Large Print)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, G K Hall & Co: 1989

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 004879

ISBN: 0816146640

Condition: Good+


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped including some pages, minor edge wear. Some pages crinkled, likely from water damage. Text is clean and unmarked. A Large Print Mystery. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen. "Snared in the propeller of a barge was a man's arm -- drained white, and limp as a dead fish from prolonged immersion in the murky canal. It was a singularly challenging case for Chief Inspector Maigret, as piece by gruesome piece the corpse of a man was as... View more info

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Maigret Hesitates

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004885

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Originally published under the title "Maigret Hesite." Spine slightly slanted. DJ slightly soiled with edgewear, two large and several tiny tears, and a 3/4" chip on back edge. Text is clean and attractive. "Despite the expensively elegant stationery, Inspector Maigret had given the anonymous letter very little thought. He was accustomed to receiving crank mail that spoke of unreported crimes and innocent victims. However, reading the letter more ... View more info

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The House on Quai Notre Dame

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1975

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005444

ISBN: 0151421811

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some tape residue on boards, text is clean and unmarked, binding fairly tight. Jacket in protective wraps, with a little edge wear and sunned spine, otherwise the mylar has all the library markings. "'Uncle Antoine died on Tuesday, on Halloween, probably about eleven o'clock in the evening. That same night, Colette tried to throw herself out of the wind... View more info

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Maigret and the Man on the Bench (Large Print)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, G. K. Hall & Co.: 1976

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 006055

ISBN: 0816164002

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Ex-library with numerous markings and stamps. Spine slanted, moderate edge wear and chipping, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in protective wraps and taped to spine, some rubbing. A solid reading copy of this large print edition. "A man has been stabbed in a blind alley. It appears a humdrum crime, the result of a drunken brawl. But it is Monday and such stabbings rarely occur on Mondays, and Maigret is struck by one salient fact: all who knew the dead man saw... View more info

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Maigret and the Black Sheep

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 006069

ISBN: 0151551464

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light brown cloth spine over brown tweed cloth covered boards, red lettering, 158 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's name stamped inside cover, binding tight. An attractive copy. "A phone call in the middle of the night brings Maigret to the scene of an apparently motiveless murder."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Maigret and the Wine Merchant

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1980

Edition: First Harvest Edition

Seller ID: 006074

ISBN: 015655125x

Condition: Very Good+


Corners very slightly bumped. A bright, attractive copy. "One of the richest wine merchants in Paris has been murdered, in front of an elegant house used by couples for discreet meetings. At the victim's home and at his office, Maigret is surprised by a curious absence of shock or grief, and he begins to receive messages from a mysterious caller who assures him that the murdered man deserved what he got. Indeed, as Maigret probes into the life of the victim, si... View more info

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The Blue Room (originally La Chambre Bleue, translated by Eileen ellenbogen)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.50

Publisher: San Diego, Harvest / HBJ: 1978

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 006347

ISBN: 0156132672

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slanted, minor edgewear, small corner crease. A bright, attractive copy. "Married - but not to each other - two lovers meet secretly in the 'blue room' of the Hôtel des Voyageurs, joining in incendiary passion that blinds them to the growing distance between them. When the tall, voluptuous Andrée senses the coming abandonment by handsome, virile Tony, her question, 'Could you spend the rest of your life with me?' has macabre overtones he never suspects.... View more info

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Sunday

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Harbrace Paperback Library: 1976

Seller ID: 006537

ISBN: 0156863014

Condition: Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear, reading crease, a little soiling. Text is clean and bright. A nice copy. "A Sunday in May -a Sunday like any other at the popular inn on the Riviera, except that this is the day Emile, the chef and proprietor, is preparing to murder his wife. He has rehearsed for a year. Ada, his mistress, is waiting on tables. His wife is ready for lunch before writing checks for the customers. Emile is in the kitchen. Everything is set.... View more info

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Maigret Sets a Trap (translated By Daphne Woodward)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Harvest / HBJ: 1979

Edition: First Harvest/HBJ Edition

Seller ID: 006571

ISBN: 0156551268

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slanted and creased, minor edgewear. Text is bright and clean. "Maigret is faced with a challenge. No fewer than five women have been murdered at night in the streets of Montmartre. All were knifed and had their clothing slashed. Who in the district has a grudge against women of the same sturdy build? After getting a psychological profile of the killer, Maigret decides to set a trap, risking a human life as bait. Everything is working according to pla... View more info

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The Clockmaker (originally published in English As the Watchmaker)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Harvest / HBJ: 1977

Edition: First Harvest/HBJ Edition

Seller ID: 006575

ISBN: 0156181703

Condition: Very Good


Minor edgewear, corners a bit bumped, reading crease. A bright, attractive copy. "The acclaimed French film The Clockmaker was based on this affecting study of a father and his teenage son, turned murderer. Dave Galloway owns a jeweler's shop in a village in New York State. Deserted by his wife, he has raised his son, Ben, from infancy. He believes he has been a good father.; and Ben, now sixteen, has never caused him any trouble. When news of the manhunt for ... View more info

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Maigret At the Crossroads

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin: 1977

Edition: 27th Edition; Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 183541

Condition: Very Good-


Corners slightly bumped, some edge wear, reading crease. Owner's name on inside cover. A nice copy. ; Translated by Robert Baldick. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 136 pages; "A classic among Simenon, this is the story of Maigret's night vigil at the Three Widows Crossroads, where the body of a Jewish diamond-merchant had been found. Pompous M. Michonnet, at one house, owned the car containing the corpse, aristocratic Carl Andersen, the Dane, owned the garage... View more info