This is the first translation into English of the work of France's Edgar Wallace, and Harcourt is planning to do big things to make ""Simenon"" equally well known in this country. Two of the Inspector Maigret tales are included in this volume, -- The Sleeping Man and The Yellow Dog. They have more body than the average Wallace yarns, The criminals are social misfits, thwarted in life, physically and mentally ill, with a grudge against the world. Maigret's system of watchful waiting, constant surveillance, letting the guilty stew in their own juice, works well. You know the ""who"" early in the game; but its the ""why"" and the ""how"" as developed by the meticulous Maigret that is important. Very good of their type.