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Janwillem Van De Wetering

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  • The Perfidious Parrotby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    The fourteenth Amsterdam Cops Mystery Retired policemen Grijpstra and de Gier are being blackmailed. The threat is a serious one: to set the income tax authority on them. The blackmailers, a wealthy yacht owner and his son, want them to investigate the mysterious hijacking of a supertanker’s entire cargo in the Caribbean. The Amsterdam cops reluctantly... more...

  • The Blond Baboonby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    While in the neighborhood investigating a pet poisoner, Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police are called to the home of a wealthy, middle-aged woman, the former lover of a man known only as "The Baboon," when her body turns up in her garden. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Japanese Corpseby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    A beautiful Eurasian waitress employed at Amsterdam's most elegant Japanese restaurant reports that her boyfriend, a Japanese art dealer, is missing. The police search throughout The Netherlands and finally locate a corpse. But to find the killer, the commissaris and de Geir must go to Japan and match wits with a yakuza chieftain in his lair. This... more...

  • The Maine Massacreby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    The accidental death of his brother-in-law sends Grijpstra—with his companion de Gier in tow—to Jamestown, Maine, where they find a town full of suspects and a series of shady real estate deals. more...

  • The Mind-Murdersby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and a corpse without a killer, the Amsterdam cops finally arrive at the bonechilling truth. From... more...

  • The Rattle-Ratby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    Douwe Scherjoen was a well-to-do livestock dealer from the remote Dutch province of Friesland. Then his corpse was found, half-charred by flames, floating in a dory in Amsterdam's harbor. No one knows why he was in the nation's capital, far from the bucolic pleasures of his native village of Dingjum. But since Grijpstra is Friesian by birth and can... more...

  • The Streetbirdby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    The ninth Amsterdam Cops mystery Sergeant de Gier spots a vulture at the scene of a murder in Amsterdam’s red light district. The victim, a despicable and widely hated pimp, is now only a police matter to be disposed of with typical Dutch tidiness. However, once Grijpstra, de Gier and the canny commissaris get involved, their search leads to a denouement... more...

  • Tumbleweedby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    Maria van Buren, a beautiful, high-class prostitute, is found dead with a knife in her back in her houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. Grijpstra and de Gier must solve the murder. Her tony clients all have sound alibis. Before the murderer is caught, the detectives and their commissaris will investigate allegations of black magic, travel to Curacao, and... more...

  • Death of a Hawkerby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    A riot has erupted in New Market Square, transforming the normally sedate streets of Amsterdam into a mass of angry protesters. So when the body of the “King” of the local street market is found in his house with his head bashed in, the police are puzzled. The adjoining street has been closed off all day, and the constables stationed outside the scene... more...

  • The Hollow-Eyed Angelby Janwillem van de Wetering

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 7.25

    The thirteenth Amsterdam Cops mystery The commissaris is about to retire from the Amsterdam police force when volunteer officer Johan Termeer approaches him for help. Johan fears his elderly uncle has been murdered in faraway New York, the corpse found decimated by animals in Central Park. The commissaris agrees to look into the matter since he’s... more...