One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet . . . A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake.
Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.
Maigret struggles to crack a victim's uncooperative family to uncover the truth behind his murder in book fifty-three of the series.
The discovery of a dismembered body leads Maigret into one of his strangest cases yet.
An old woman's cries for help are left unanswered in this gripping story.
In this cautionary tale a ruthless businessman finally gets his comeuppance.
Maigret is called to investigate the stabbing of a young man.
A visit from an old school-friend leads Maigret to a murderous affair.
While on holiday Maigret gets involved in a local murder case.
A series of letters set Maigret up for a peculiar case.
Inspector Maigret falls victim to a pickpocket and is drawn into a peculiar incident.
When a professional gambler is shot dead all except Maigret suspect his mistress is to blame.
Maigret investigates the murder of a criminal he had known for twenty years.
When Maigret becomes the accused he must rely on his investigative skills to prove his innocence.
When a colleague is injured in an undercover operation Maigret takes over and becomes embroiled in the dark underbelly of the Parisian art scene.
Three seasonal stories set in Paris at Christmas, from the celebrated creator of Inspector Maigret.
Maigret loses his composure when a suspect plots to tarnish his reputation.
Inspector Maigret investigates an attack on a Parisian tramp.
Maigret has a visitor who admits his intentions to commit murder but when he goes missing Maigret worries that he himself has become the victim.
When a man is found dead at home Maigret must look past the seemingly good intentions of the victim's family to figure out just who the culprit is.
Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a burglar who he had known for thirty years.