Females on the front lines

In the Great Patriotic War, as the Soviets called World War Two, women too fought to defend the…

06 September 2017 - 11.09 AM

Into a really murky world

Detective Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of the Police Judiciaire in Paris can empathise with…

06 September 2017 - 11.09 AM

Nuance at the Police Judiciaire

Penguin’s paperback reissues of the 75 “Maigret” books come with snappy new covers by a cameraman…

06 September 2017 - 10.09 AM

Investigating the Maigret-a-month case

Armchair sleuths, asked to name a pantheon of the world’s most famous fictional detectives, would…

06 September 2017 - 10.09 AM

From death to denouement

Written in 1954, this is number 45 in the Penguin Classics reissue of the 75 “Maigret” books. Police…

06 September 2017 - 10.09 AM