The Yellow Dog

Author(s): Georges Simenon

Vintage Crime

The small French town of Concarneau is a summer resort. In winter it becomes the deserted, rain swept scene for a series of murder attempts that attract the interest of Maigret. While his assistant Leroy uses "science" and "deductions" to trace the murderer, Maigret's instincts unerringly guide him to the real killer past a labyrinth of fascinating characters: a paranoid failed medical doctor turned real-estate shark; a passive, working class waitress whose heart secretly burns a torch of passion; an aristocratic politician who pressures Maigret to "make some arrests"; and a snarling stray dog that knows the murderer's real identity. First published in France 1931; this translation as Maigret and the Yellow Dog in 1987.


Product Information

Georges Simenon was born at Liege in Belgium in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed.

General Fields

  • : 9780141025919
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : August 2006
  • : 181mm X 113mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Georges Simenon
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 144