Due for release 7th September 2017

Maigret and the Headless Corpse

Inspector Maigret #47

Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis (Translator), Howard Curtis (Translator)

When a man's headless body is pulled from the Canal Saint Martin, Maigret and his colleagues are puzzled. In a chance encounter at a local cafe Maigret uncovers the truth behind this disturbing murder in an intriguing story of an estranged family, adulterous affairs and a secret inheritance.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.


'His artistry is supreme' John Banville

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian'

  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 7th September 2017
  • 192 Pages
  • £7.99