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  • Maigret’s Pickpocket and Maigret and the Nahour Case– Georges Simenon

    Maigret’s Pickpocket and Maigret and the Nahour Case– Georges Simenon

    Translated from the French another double helping of Maigret published by the Companion Book Club in 1968. A first of type.

    Octavo, 288 pages in very good condition.

    Maigret has his wallet stolen on a bus .. the young offender telephone Maigret and a murder enquiry ensues. In Nahour a gambler is murdered and his wife, who has fled with her lover, is suspected.

    Two different Maigret cases but with murder at the heart of each.

    $35.00

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  • Maigret – Hesitates  and Takes the Waters – Georges Simenon

    Maigret – Hesitates and Takes the Waters – Georges Simenon

    Two classic short stories by Simenon in Paris and also out in the Vichy countryside – superb

    First edition in this form published by The Companion Book Club in 1971 the individual editions being published in 1969 and 1970.

    Octavo, 288 pages, page edges and end papers bright red. A very clean copy.

    Maigret unsurpassed – a double helping.

    $35.00

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  • Maigret in Court – Georges Simenon

    Translated from the French of 1960, this edition by the Thriller Book Club, Charing Cross, London in conjunction with Hamish Hamilton. A first of type.

    Octavo, 192 pages in very good condition.

    Gaston Meurani is on trial and on first blush deserves to get off having been accused of the murder of his aunt and a little girl. Maigret convinced he is innocent. However, things come out in the trial that require a different type of justice. Intrigued?

    Maigret has a moral viewpoint but how does it pan out?

    $35.00

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  • Maigret and the Burglar’s Wife – Georges Simenon – First UK edition 1955

    Maigret and the Burglar’s Wife – Georges Simenon – First UK edition 1955

    A first UK edition of an early Simenon published by Hamish Hamilton in 1955, the French equivalent being 1953.

    Octavo, 160 pages, a little age and spots but not a bad copy for a sought after Maigret.

    The burglar’s wife had a history with Maigret – she tried to spoil his arresting of her by taking her clothes off. This is years later when Loft is married to Sad Freddie a not very successful burglar. Sad Freddie comes across a dead body during one of his late night escaped and it all starts from there.

    Early Maigret First Edition and the story of Lofty and Sad Freddie

    $50.00

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  • The Train – George Simenon – First UK edition 1964

    The Train – George Simenon – First UK edition 1964

    Published by Hamish Hamilton in 1964 translated from the French of 1961.

    A different sort of novel by George Simenon from those familiar with Inspector Maigret. And an especially collectable first edition.

    It is 1940 and the German army is on the move in Europe. There is a stampede for trains to escape and no less so than from Fumay. In the chaos Marcel gets separated from his wife and children. He meets Anna and a strange relationship ensues. Finally at the evacuee camp at La Rochelle decision time has arrived.

    Simenon and an very moving story on The Train

    $80.00

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  • A Maigret Quartet [Maigret's Special Murder etc] – Georges Simenon – 1972

    A Maigret Quartet [Maigret's Special Murder etc] – Georges Simenon – 1972

    A “four in one” – Maigret’s … Special Murder; Maigret in society; Maigret and the Lazy Burglar and Maigret’s Failure. A real treat and a host of unusual characters. Maigret consistent and thoughtful as ever.

    Thick octavo, 416 pages, first of type, published by the Leisure Circle in 1972 by arrangement with Hamish Hamilton, London who were principal publishers of each of the individual works in English.

    Maigret – four times as good!

    $40.00

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