The Pequod Review:
Georges Simenon's early Inspector Maigret novels are inconsistent, but with this book (Maigret in Holland) he starts to hit his stride. A French university professor is on a lecture tour in Holland when his host is murdered, and Maigret is engaged in a private assignment by the university to investigate. Simenon’s Maigret novels are simple and comforting detective novels, but the best of them have more intelligence and depth of character than they first appear. The book was also published under the title A Crime in Holland.