Tag Archives: Georges Simenon

‘The 60s didn’t really know what to do with hats’: #1960book round up

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Every month at Past Offences we review the crime and mystery oeuvre of a particular year, and in December we were looking at 1960. This month we have a theme tune, Man of Mystery, courtesy of the Shads, to listen … Continue reading

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Maigret’s Dead Man trailer

ITV has released the trailer for the second Maigret film starring Rowan Atkinson. I enjoyed the last one (see my review at The Killing Times), although the general reaction was one of ‘so what?’. Still, ITV are clearly confident, as … Continue reading

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UK readers – look out for Maigret Sets a Trap tonight

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The Rowan Atkinson Maigret appears on our screens for the first time tonight in Maigret Sets a Trap (9PM on ITV). A killer stalks and murders young women in the Montmartre district of 1955 Paris, a city still struggling to … Continue reading

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Extended trailer for Maigret with Rowan Atkinson

Just time to share this now… looks pretty good.

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‘Tinned porridge, useless nerve cures, non-alcoholic beverages’: #1933book results

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Every month at Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year. Jose Ignacio picked 1933 – peak Golden Age – for February. Bev started us off with Valentine Williams’ The Clock Ticks On, with a nice … Continue reading

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Maigret TV news

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Rowan Atkinson will indeed be playing Georges Simenon’s intuitive Parisian detective Jules Maigret in two new 2-hour films for ITV: Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Dead Man. (I mentioned a rumour in May last year) ‘I have been a … Continue reading

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‘I will see you and kill you to-morrow at daybreak’ #1932book

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Happy Hallowe’en, blog-readers! Les at Classic Mysteries chose 1932 as our focus-year for October, and once again I was inundated with entries. Thanks everybody. (And a special mention for everyone I’ve missed. You’re the best ones.) No children’s classic with … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson to play Maigret… ?

News has reached Past Offences Towers that Rowan Atkinson, whom it’s apparently OK to call ‘rubber faced’, may be playing Maigret in a new ITV adaptation. The article I read contained several ‘mays’ and is attributed to an ‘unnamed TV executive’, … Continue reading

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Crime fiction pick of the month, September 2013

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Georges Simenon: The Iron Staircase/The Train contains two novellas. The first is the story of Etienne Lomel, a self-obsessed and lonely man who may or may not be being slowly poisoned by his wife. I found it a little annoying, to … Continue reading

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Maigret, monthly

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Penguin has announced it will be publishing one Georges Simenon novel per month for 75 months in £6.99 trade paperbacks (probably as quickly as he wrote them), beginning with Pietr the Latvian (Pietr-le-Letton, 1930) on 7th November. There is an interesting … Continue reading

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