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The Yellow Dog

Author(s): Georges Simenon

Location(s): Concarneau, Brittany

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): 20th century

The story is set in the small seaside town of Concarneau, which is left shaken when a local man is shot dead by a mystery assailant hiding in a deserted house. Fear sweeps through the town, which soon falls victim to a wave of further crimes, until the brilliant sleuth Maigret steps in to untangle the complicated web of relationships binding the locals together and identify the culprit. Georges Simenon was a prolific author, with hundreds of novels and short stories to his name, and is best-known for creating the character of Maigret. Many of his works have been successfully adapted for television and the cinema, and he remains one of the most famous Belgian authors of all time.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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