Due for release 5th July 2018

Maigret and the Lazy Burglar

Inspector Maigret #57

Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis (Translator)

Set against a high-profile hunt for the latest criminal gang to hit Paris, Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a quiet crook for whom he cannot help feeling affection and respect.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Idle Burglar.


'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 5th July 2018
  • 160 Pages
  • £7.99