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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241304280
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

Maigret and the Wine Merchant

Inspector Maigret #71




In this cautionary tale a ruthless businessman finally gets his comeuppance

When a wealthy wine merchant is shot and killed in Paris, Inspector Maigret must investigate a long list of family, colleagues and lovers to uncover just who could have committed the crime. Delving into the depths of the man's personality, Maigret discovers that the victim may have made one too many enemies on his way to the top.

  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241304280
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.

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Praise for Maigret and the Wine Merchant

One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories

Guardian

A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness

Independent

The most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales

Observer

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