I got a lot of questions about Folio Society’s Maigret Three Volume Set when I shared them on Instagram stories. They are absolutely stunning editions, and heaven knows how precious they are to me.
I am shamelessly biased towards Folio Society and I recommend them without fail because you can never be disappointed when you purchase their books. Their collections, the designs, thought and overall craftsmanship, bar none.

From the seventy five Maigret novels, Folio Society selected three to include in their special boxed Maigret Three Volume Set. They selected books that they believe contained everything that “Maigret is especially celebrated for: cases that explore the darker side of the human psyche, complex webs of societal intrigue, and an atmospheric mid-20th century Paris. In Maigret and the Calame Report, the detective is reluctantly drawn into the seedy world of political manoeuvring and corruption when 128 children are killed in a collapsing building. The second volume, Maigret and the Saturday Caller, sees the detective stumped when a man arrives at his home tearfully declaring, ‘I want to kill my wife’; and in volume three, Maigret and the Wine Merchant, one of the richest men in Paris is shot dead in front of a house frequently used for illicit liaisons.

You can read more about Georges Simenon, and Chief Detective Inspector Maigret HERE.

Folio Society does not publish ISBNs so instead I will share details about the collection below with links to purchase!

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Maigret Three-Volume Set
Maigret and the Calame Report, Maigret and the Saturday Caller, Maigret and the Wine Merchant

Illustrated by Harry Brockway
Introduced by Julian Barnes
Bound in cloth printed and blocked with a design by the artist
Set in Garamond with Trajan display
504 pages across three volumes
Frontispiece and 4 black & white woodblock illustrations in each volume
Novelty endpapers
Blocked slipcase
8¾˝ x 5½˝

Georges Simenon’s celebrated French detective Maigret appears in his first illustrated editions, featuring woodcuts by Harry Brockway and an introduction by Julian Barnes.


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