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Le Chien jaune The fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series Georges Simenon's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge in Linda Asher's timeless translation There was an exaggerated humility about her Her cowed eyes her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things of uivering nervously at the slight­est word were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship And yet he sensed beneath that image glints of pride held firmly in check She was anaemic Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire Nevertheless she was strangely appealing perhaps because she seemed troubled despondent sicklyIn the windswept seaside town of Concarneau a local wine merchant is shot In fact someone is out to kill all the influential men and the entire town is soon sent into a state of panic For Maigret the answers lie with the pale downtrodden waitress Emma and a strange yellow dog lurking in the shadows SoI wrote this whole review in French and was very happy because it was my first review all in French but my computer is being so annoying and the entire review got deleted I copy as I go with my reviews so if that happens I can just paste it back in but this time I was copying and pasting into Google Translate to make sure my review was saying what I wanted it to say so when I lost my review I was only left with the last thing I copied into Google Translate which was the last sentence of my review Et hélas je n'ai pas la cœur d'écrire la revue entière une second fois donc voici la dernière phrase ue j'ai écrit auparavant lauelle au fond dit la partie la plus importante de ma revueBref je peux recommander ce livre car il est intéressant et si on veux lire uelue chose rapidement on peut lire cela vite et se divertir Mais je ne pense pas u'il soit une histoire de mystère exemplaire Pour les erreurs dans ce ue j'ai écritpardonnez moi c'est l'essaie ui compte n'est ce pas?Oh je dois ajouterTout seul dans la voiture Maigret haussa au moins trois fois les épaules comme un homme ui a une rude envie de se mouer de luiCe ne serait pas un livre français sans la haussement d’épaules pas un pas deux mais TROIS fois And so my personal challenge to read all the Maigrets continues This is number 5 in the series despite what GR says and at my rationed rate of 1 a month otherwise I’d probably binge read and maybe even get fed up with them I have over 6 years to go woo hoo This was as excellent as all the previous novels this time marvellously translated by Linda Asher Maigret has just returned to Paris after setting up the flying suad in Rennes when he is called in to investigate the almost murderous attack on a respected pillar of the Concarneau community More to follow tomorrow when I’m not on my phone but this is a solid and eminently enjoyable 5 star readThis book is a marvellous example of Maigret's style as he himself says sometimes he allows things to happen and sometimes he drives the action these are my words précis ing what Maigret explains to his junior officer There are a number of red herrings a number or people misrepresenting themselves and still Maigret cuts through to the solution of the case showing his intelligence his caring side and above all his perceptivenessAs I said above this is a solid 5 star book for anyone who likes detective stories it conjures up France in the 1930s and yet above all it is timelessI am going to find it difficult not to choose my monthly Maigret as my favourite monthly book we shall see Celebrity Death Match Special Le chien jaune versus SnoopyAwarding of match point delayed after Inspector Maigret reminds judges not to draw premature conclusions Four hard drinking lecherous friends — all of them well to do — meet most nights at the Admiral Hotel’s café in the backwater seaside town of Concarneau — when they’re not carousing On Friday Nov 7 one of their number is wounded shot in the stomach on his way home from a night of drinking with these friends One by one each friend is attacked — always when a certain yellow dog is present or appears soon after — until only one remains the cowardly Dr Ernest Michoux Beside himself with terror Dr Michoux refuses to leave the confines of the Admiral Hotel Will the murderer strike again anyway?Georges Simenon has crafted an intriguing slim novel in which Inspector Jules Maigret operates at his surliest He realizes that the perpetrator is sowing red herrings to disguise the real purpose of the crime spree And that the finest citizens of Concarneau have the most to hide For those looking for a mystery story with some French flair and an off beat plot look no farther than The Yellow Dog

  • Paperback
  • 134 pages
  • Le Chien jaune
  • Georges Simenon
  • English
  • 28 June 2014
  • 9780141393476

About the Author: Georges Simenon

Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels over 150 novellas several autobiographical works numerous articles and scores of pulp novels written under than two dozen pseudonyms Altogether about 550 million copies of his works have been printedHe is best known however for his 75


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