Simenon takes a swipe at small town morality,
This review is from: The Yellow Dog: Inspector Maigret #5 (Paperback)
In "The Yellow Dog" Maigret is called to a Breton coastal town when a local man is shot on the way home from meeting his cronies at the local hotel. While describing how Maigret slowly pieces together the strands of the seemingly motiveless shooting Simenon also takes a very critical look at the behaviour of the middle classes in a small French town.
As usual with a Maigret story Simenon's writing style and an excellent translation makes for a very enjoyable page turning thriller.
Highly recommended but as the book is only around 150 pages long I'd suggest there may be better value in buying it as part of an omnibus edition of Maigret novels rather than on its own.