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Maigret in Exile
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Maigret in Exile

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. 0151551472 . Black cloth with silver lettering, 162 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy. ; Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen. ; Maigret; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 162 pages; "Maigret has fallen into disfavor with his Paris superiors and been spitefully shunted to a district supervisor's job in the provinces on the northern French coast. Here, among mussel-gathers and lobstermen, he suffers depression and boredom. He is an outsider; even the local police inspector is dull and predictable, as everything in the coastal villages appears to be. But then murder brings the spice of death to Maigret's life. "This is an unusual Maigret, in an unusual setting. It was written in Nieul-sur-Mer - where Simenon spent part of the war years, an exile himself- and belongs to the high-watermark years of his productivity." .

$16.95

Maigret Goes Home
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Maigret Goes Home

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Good in Good dust jacket. 1989. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. 0151551502 . Ex Library with the usual stamps, stickers and pocket. Spine cocked, slight edge wear. Jacket in plastic protective sleeve, glued to pastedowns, a little edge wear and rubbing. A good reading copy. ; Translated by Robert Baldick. ; Inspector Maigret; Ex-Library; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 139 pages; "At the crack of dawn on a raw morning, Chief Inspector Maigret finds himself in the church of Saint-Fiacre in the village where he was raised. He's there as a result of an anonymous note threatening that someone would die in the church at the first Mass of All Souls' Day. The arrival of the Countess de Saint-Fiacre elicits many fond memories for Maigret, and as these recollections busy his mind, she rolls from her pew to the floor-dead! Everyone is suspect in this masterful tale of aristocrats fallen on hard times." .

$15.00

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

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1973. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. 0151551391 . Ex-library with typical stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine a bit cocked, some edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in plastic protective wraps, taped to boards, some edge wear and rubbing. A good reading copy. ; This volume contains three Inspector Maigret mysteries originally published between 1956 - 1961. Translated by Daphne Woodward and Robert Eglesfield. ; Inspector Maigret; Ex-Library; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 290 pages; "Maigret is shown faced with three very different deaths, and the various milieus are depicted with an equal surenessof touch. Maigret's Failure: The vulgarly rich owner of a chain of butcher shops, 'The King of the Meat Trade,' is murdered, for motives understandable and fairly obvious. Maigret in Society: "Maigret is faced by the subtleties of people so highly bred as to appear to him unreal. He moves among cobwebs, an intruder in tender secrets. Maigret and the Lazy Burglar: " Here a risky profession is exercised by an eminently cautious man. Maigret's understanding for and liking of a thief is made more poignant since he is frustrated in bringing the killer to justice. " .

$12.00

Murder for Christmas
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Murder for Christmas

By Godfrey, Thomas (editor); Marsh, Ngaio; Bowen, Marjorie; Chekhov, Anton; Hoch, Edward; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Dickson, Carter; Kendrick, Baynard; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Runyon, Damon; Sayers, Dorothy; De La Torre, Lillian; Stout, Rex; Lewis, DB Wyndham

New York: Avenel. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0517690403 . Red boards with silver lettering, 465 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, a little edge wear. An attractive copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 465 pages; Illustrated with cartoons by Gahan Wilson. "Another perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has everything -- and plans to leave it to you. It's been said that Christmas brings out the best in everyone. This is certainly true of mystery writers, who seem to have been inspired to their best work by the holiday season. "Come and celebrate. Burn a Yule log with a gang of master detectives: the likes of Nero Wolfe (Christmas Party) , Roderick Alleyn (Death on the Air) , and Lord Peter Wimsey (The Necklace of Pearls). Share a criminous laugh with Woody Allen and Damon Runyon. And enjoy some surprise appearances by O. Henry, Anton Chekov, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Within these covers are stories for every nasty taste: tales of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and espionage. They'll help to make the season bright. "Merry Christmas. And God help us, every one. " .

$9.95

The Iron Staircase
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The Iron Staircase

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good. 1981. 27th Edition; 1st American Paperback. Mass Market paperback. 015645484X . Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, black line across bottom edge, 1.45 written on front endpaper. A nice copy. ; Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 176 pages; " Etienne Lomel still loves his wife, but he fears her. Lying ill in his room at the top of the iron staircase, he listens to every move she makes in the shop below. Will he come to the same fate as her former husband while she and Etienne were lovers? When did he first begin to feel the burning sensation in his throat? Is anxiety slowly killing him, or is it poison? " Under the surface of routine life, Lomel's terror intensifies and explodes, resolving his suspicion in a totally unforeseen way. " .

$9.75

African Trio (Talatala, Tropic Moon, Aboard the Aquitaine)
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African Trio (Talatala, Tropic Moon, Aboard the Aquitaine)

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1979. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0151039550 . a little edge wear and rubbing, speckling to top edge, two pages dog-eared. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, corners bumped, a little edge wear and sunning. A nice copy. ; Talatala and Tropic Moon translated by Stuart Gilbert. Aboard the Aquitaine translated by Paul Auster and Lydia Davis. Short preface by the author from his reporting on Africa during the early 1930s. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 325 pages; "'The time of colonial Africa is running out,' Simenon wrote in 1932. But the exotic, alien aspects of life on that continent inspired him to some of his very best psychological fiction. The isolation and perpetual challenge Africa presented to European settlers served as a catalyst for the type of confrontation Simenon has always portrayed with particular brilliance: that dark, frightening moment when a man is faced with the kernel of possibility within himself, aware of how helpless he is to control his fate. " .

$27.50

Maigret Hesitates
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Maigret Hesitates

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1970. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Red boards with black lettering, 182 pp, Book club edition. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, spine slightly cocked. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, minor edge wear and chipping especially along spine, some sunning. A nice copy. ; Originally published under the title "Maigret Hesite." Translated from the French by Lyn Moir. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 182 pages; "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 closely, he began to see something that disturbed him. . . It was the neurotic, power-crazed personality of a ruthless killer. The Inspector had no trouble tracing the stationery to the house where it came from - the sumptuous Paris establishment of an expert in Maritime Law. But from there on Maigret floundered - who had written the letter? Who was about to commit murder? And above all, who was the potential victim? The final solution came as a deadly surprise to everyone. . . Including Maigret." .

$11.50

The Mystery of Georges Simenon: a Biography
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The Mystery of Georges Simenon: a Biography

By Bresler, Fenton

New York: Beaufort Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. Hardcover. 0825301459 . 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. His life has been mysterious, traumatic, and laced with tragedy. It is full of contradictions and drama; it is a clear case of life imitating art. " The Mystery of Georges Simenon is the result of more than two years of extensive research, during which the author travelled to Switzerland, Belgium, France, and across America in the tracks of his subject. Throughout he had the full cooperation of Simenon and his family. " A compelling story emerges: the eventful childhood in Belgium; the love-hate relationship with his mother; the struggle to become a writer in Paris; the battleground of his marriages; the complex relationship with his daughter and her tragic suicide; the creation of Maigret and Simenon's unique approach to writing; bizarre encounters on his world travels; the years in America and life in Occupied France; and the amazing sexual adventures. " This fascinating work challenges much of what has been previously written and said about Simenon and contains a great deal of never-before-disclosed material, including intimate family photographs. " .

$16.00

The Little Doctor
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The Little Doctor

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1981. First US Edition. Hardcover. 0151527687 . Orange cloth with black lettering, 328 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy. ; First American printing, translated by Jean Stewart. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 328 pages; " Not until Jean Dollent, affectionately nicknamed the Little Doctor, had stumbled by accident on his first case did he realize that he had a genius for detective work. His powers of observation, sharpened by his medical work, could be applied as successfully to the study of crime as to diagnosis of illness. " True, his methods were not always orthodox, and the police were at first skeptical of his theories, but his successes soon changed their attitude. " Dollent's reputation as a puzzle solver soon became known throughout the countryside. He was in demand everywhere: he was asked to clear an important client of a shipping company of a murder charge; to investigate the mysterious disappearance of an admiral; and to help a man accused, he said, of assault - all told, thirteen bizarre cases that baffled the authorities were brought to him for diagnoses; they, of course, yielded their secrets to the Little Doctor's acute investigative intellect. " " Simenon here creates a splendid character whose vivacity and unconventional approach to detection make these witty and amusing stories a delight to read. " .

$20.00

The Family Lie
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The Family Lie

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 0151562474 . Red boards with gold lettering, 146 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, spine cracked at page 20. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, slight edge wear. A nice copy. ; Jacket states that this was translated by Caroline Hillier, but the title page shows the translator as Isabel Quigly. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 146 pages; "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 experience from his own childhood, linked also to illness - a crime committed by his parents. Family ties appear as family lies, sustained by hypocrisy, fear - and love. " Simenon's mastery shows in the vividness of the pictures arising out of a long-buried memory, which stand outin the light of true flashes of recognition. The past as resuscitated in the claustrophobic sickroom atmosphere has a haunting quality, an eerie suspense. This is a remarkable study of family relationships, destructive and contructive, and of a father's unspoken communication with a beloved, threatened child. " .

$17.50

Maigret and the Burglar\'s Wife
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Maigret and the Burglar's Wife

By Simenon, Georges

Orlando: Harvest Books. Good. 1991. 27th Edition; 1st Harvest printing. Trade Paperback. 0156028409 . Spine slanted, creased, cracked at page 46-47, plentiful library stickers and stamps, corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing, text clean and unmarked. Reading copy. ; Translated by J. Maclaren-Ross. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 167 pages; " A safe-manufacturer-turned-burglar stumbles upon a dead body while committing a robbery: Will Maigret crack the case? " While committing what he intends to be his last burglary, 'Sad Freddie' discovers something completely out of his line: the body of a dead woman, her chest covered in blood, holding a telephone in her hand. Maigret is called in to solve the crime, and after an exhaustive search, a psychological duel, a marathon interrogation, and innumerable glasses of Pernon, wine, cold beer, and brandy - a sure sign that this is no easy case - the famous French sleuth triumphs. " .

$5.95

The Methods of Maigret
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The Methods of Maigret

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1959. 27th Edition; 1st Bantam printing. Mass Market Paperback. Bantam Books # A2063, 141 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, a little creasing along top edge of rear cover. Owner's imprint and store stamp on front end paper. Minor tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Translator: Nigel Ryan. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 141 pages; "The little island teemed with secret obsessions - with tormenting jealousies, old, well-nourished grudges, forbidden passions. Nestling peacefully in the sunny Mediterranean, it was a torrid incubator for human depravity. "But now an ugly and apparently senseless murder had been committed, and it was the job of famed Inspector Maigret to lift the lid off the whole sordid mess, to expose the desperate plot which had led to MURDER. " .

$9.95

The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue)
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The Patience of Maigret (Battle of Nerves and a Face for a Clue)

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Penguin Books. Very Good. 1946. 27th Edition; 1st Penguin printing. Mass Market Paperback. Penguin Books # 579, 244 pp. , 1st Penguin printing, 1st American paperback printing. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and soiling, owner's name embossed on front flyleaf. Pages browned, but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Translator: Geoffrey Sainsbury. Described as the first of the Simenon titles to be published in America, this book contains two novellas, "The Battle of Nerves" and "A Face for a Clue". Described as the first of the Simenon titles to be published in America, this book contains two novellas, "The Battle of Nerves" and "A Face for a Clue".; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 244 pages; The Battle of Nerves - Maigret stakes his reputation on a plan to test the innocence of Joseph Heurtin who has been sentenced to death (on what maigret thinks is insufficient evidence) f or the murder of a rich American woman. With the reluctant cooperation of the French judicial authorities, Maigret stages the condemned man's escape and sets his assistants to following him. Their chase lead them to a cafe for bargees on the Seine, but here he slips away from them. After that Maigret's job is even tougher. A Face for a Clue - Maigret is summoned by the Mayor to Concarneau, a Brittany seacoast village, where late one night M. Mostaguen had been shot. Before Maigret has been in the town twenty-four hours, an attempt is made to poison not only three of the town's most prominent citizens, but Maigret himself. And the crimes do not stop there. In solving the mysteries, Maigret calmly refuses to be hurried. "I've been working backwards, " he tells his young assistant. ". . . It's a matter of atmosphere. A matter of faces . . . " .

$27.50

Maigret Goes Home
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Maigret Goes Home

By Simenon, Georges

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. Very Good-. 1976. 27th Edition; Fifth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0140019014 . Spine slightly slanted. Corners somewhat bumped, reading crease and slight edge wear. A nice copy. ; Translated by Robert Baldick. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 139 pages; "At the crack of dawn on a raw morning, Chief Inspector Maigret finds himself in the church of Saint-Fiacre in the village where he was raised. He's there as a result of an anonymous note threatening that someone would die in the church at the first Mass of All Souls' Day. The arrival of the Countess de Saint-Fiacre elicits many fond memories for Maigret, and as these recollections busy his mind, she rolls from her pew to the floor-dead! Everyone is suspect in this masterful tale of aristocrats fallen on hard times." .

$4.95

Maigret At the Crossroads
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Maigret At the Crossroads

By Simenon, Georges

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. Very Good-. 1977. 27th Edition; Seventh Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 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 containing the car, and vulgar M. Oscar, at the service-station, simply sold petrol to all-comers. They none of them knew a thing. Then the victim's widow is shot dead at Maigret's feet, and he plunges into action to uncover a tight little criminal web with a woman at the centre of it." .

$5.95

Maigret and the Killer
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Maigret and the Killer

By Simenon, Georges (translated from the French By Lyn Moir)

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. First American Edition. Hardcover. Spine somewhat slanted, ex-library with pocket and usual stamps, DJ in protective plastic wrap taped to yellow boards. Top corner of DJ wrinkled. Text is clean and unmarked. "'Somebody killed my boy. . . Why? But why?' Maigret and Madame Maigret were having their monthly dinner at the Pardons', Maigret's physician, when Pardon was called away to a young man lying wounded on the sidewalk. Accompanying Pardon, Maigret is drawn into one of the most perplexing and also potentially dangerous cases of his career."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$6.95

Maigret and the Madwoman
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Maigret and the Madwoman

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harvest / HBJ. Good. 1979. Mass Market Paperback. 0156551225 . 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 invades her apartment during her absences. Nothing is missing. But, says she, there are minute changes in the positions of objects, which to her prove the presence of an intruder. Maigret's subordinates shrug her off as a lunatic, and she becomes known at Police Headquarters as Maigret's Madwoman. But Maigret is touched by the look in her eyes and promises to go and see her. Someone else, however, gets there ahead of him. Translator: Eileen Ellenbogen.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

$4.95

Maigret Loses His Temper
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Maigret Loses His Temper

By Simenon, Georges

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good. 1980. First Harvest/HBJ Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 0156551284 . 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 his income tax with scrupulous honesty. There are no clues, except for an unexplained check for a large sum written by Boulay just before his death. It is irritating enough that Maigret has to work unusually hard to arrive at the identity of the murderer, and still harder to find a reason for the crime, but when he realizes that his own spotless reputation has been exploited, he does indeed lose his temper."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

$3.50

Maigret and the Man on the Bench (Large Print)
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Maigret and the Man on the Bench (Large Print)

By Simenon, Georges

Boston: G. K. Hall & Co.. Good in Good dust jacket. 1976. Large Print Edition. Hardcover. 0816164002 . 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 him sitting on one of the Paris boulevard benches. As Simenon readers kinow, the true culprit may not be the murderer but often is some innocent who provoked the situation. This crime story is also a story of marriage between a peace-loving man and a hard, despotic woman. Cowardice leads to deceit, to benchsitting, and finally to the ultimate nightmare." Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$7.50

Maigret and the Gangsters (Large Print)
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Maigret and the Gangsters (Large Print)

By Simenon, Georges; Varese, Louis (translator)

Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1986. Large Print Edition. Hardcover. 0896217787 . Ex-library with usual markings and bar code on front board. Spine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, a couple dings on front cover. Text appears clean and unmarked. Large print edition. "Maigret and the Gangsters finds Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of the Paris crime squad reluctantly helping the hapless Detective Lognon discover the identity of a body dumped from a passing car and immediately picked up by another, before the corpse is even cool. Maigret soon realizes he is dealing with genuine American gangsters, and everyone from Pozzo, a shady restaurateur, to ever-reliable Luigi, owner of the stylish Manhattan Bar, is warning him to back off. When Lognon himself is kidnapped the case becomes grislier than ever and a wild chase to the finsh for the honor of la patrie and the self-esteem of the unflappable, pipe-smoking Maigret."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$14.95

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