Maigret and the Wine Merchant eBook á the Wine eBook

Maigret and the Wine Merchant eBook á the Wine  eBook The richest wine merchant in Paris is found dead shot in front of an elegant house where discreet clients are in the habit of renting rooms for discreet purposes Everything seems to point to a crime sparked by jealousy But Maigret is surprised to find a curious absence of shock or grief in the victim s family and colleagues, and further investigation into the life and habits of the murdered man reveals some singularly unlovable traits

10 thoughts on “Maigret and the Wine Merchant

  1. Richard Richard says:

    Amazing the 71st Inspector Maigret novel read, all in their order of publication Penguin Classics have commissioned for them to be re issued in order with modern translations.Maigret and the Wine Merchant was one I had previously read and returning to it again I was struck by the similarities with recent books in the series.The investigation comes immediately upon completing a senseless murder and there will

  2. Jim Jim says:

    This is one of Georges Simenon s later mysteries it was published in 1970 but it is every bit as good as his masterpieces of the 1930s Maigret and the Wine Merchant is the story of the murder of someone who needed murdering Occasionally, as in several of his earlier books, we see the Chief Superintendent sympathizingwith the murderer than the victim.The interest thing to me if that Simenon himself was something of

  3. Sparrow Sparrow says:

    This is a book about having a cold the way your world becomes smeary with phlegm as you blink sneeze When you re sick, all of Paris is sick if you are Maigret, trudging down the Rue Fortuny into the biting north wind, seeking the killer of Oscar Chabut, a wholesale wine merchant whose business was ironically named Le Vin des Moines the wine of monks Oscar died walking out of a whorehouse His mistress whom everyone calle

  4. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Jayaprakash Satyamurthy says:

    A much later Maigret with mentions of record players, televisions and computers the only concessions to its 1969 composition date Some good atmosphere, but a mystery that solves itself in a rather pat manner One wonders what, if anything, the analysis of the victim s obsession with sexual conquests says about Simenon.

  5. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Sharon Barrow Wilfong says:

    Another good mystery by the French master, Georges Simenon Briefly, a wine merchant is murdered Maigret must find out who did it That, of course, is the premise of every murder mystery.Where Simenon makes the mystery genre his own is how he develops his story, his characters and the psychology of a murderer.The wine merchant is a case study by himself As Simenon interviews the people who knew him, he finds a man who felt that since

  6. Gary Gary says:

    Tightly focused, compassionate study of a criminal.

  7. Laurence Giliotti Laurence Giliotti says:

    Maigret and the Wine Merchant Maigret and the Wine Merchant by Georges Simenon.The Victim Narcissistic, domineering, abusive and unnecessarily cruel His business and personal relationships have but one message I am great and powerful and you are nothing The Suspect Weak, lost and adrift, submissive.The Investigator Suffering the flu, uninspired, relying of standard procedure to grind the investigation slowly forward.These elements, as is often

  8. Monica Monica says:

    I enjoyed it quite a bit This was my first Maigret and I went in knowing only that he was a French detective It took a few pages for me to get that the novel was contemporary to the time it was written, the early 70 s So in a way it feels like a slightlymodern Poirot, had Poirot settled down and stayed on the force Of course it would have been set in Brussels What I most liked was the sympathy he seemed to have for the criminals He remembers that th

  9. Jim Jim says:

    Another Maigret mystery, this published 16 years after the previous book I just read Maigret and the Man on the Bench I also enjoyed this, especially the respect he shows the murderer once he is able to interview the person.However, what are the chances of in the course of these two books published years apart a the place where the money was hidden was the same in both books, and b in Man on the Bench the main character has lost his job but does not tell

  10. Iain Iain says:

    Surprisingly relevant today, in the Me Too era given the victim s attitude towards women Yet another minor gem from Simenon.

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