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Publisher Comments:

This is the eleventh novel in the Amsterdam Cops series by Janwillen van de Wetering, one-time Buddhist monk, Amsterdam cop, and world traveler

Review:

"A superlative mystery writer." Time

Review:

"One of the masters of the mystery form." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Housebreakers have discovered the corpse of Amsterdam bank director Martin Ijsbreker. The investigating officer determines that it was suicide and closes the case. But the commissaris suspects his boyhood nemesis, his evil cousin Willem Fernandus, a major shareholder in the dead man's bank, of having caused the death. Fernandus is the head of the Society for Help Abroad, not a charity in fact, but a front for an international vice ring. The commissaris and Fernandus confront each other as adversaries. Someone will die.

Synopsis:

In an attempt to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy banker, the Amsterdam Murder Brigade finds itself outside the limits of the law, using computer-based espionage and the risky influence of friends.

About the Author

Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, and eleven other books in the Grijpstra and de Gier series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569471043
Author:
Van de Wetering, Janwillem
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Author:
Van de Wetering, Janwillem
Author:
Wetering, Janwillem Van De
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Grijpstra, henk (fictitious character)
Subject:
Police -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Fiction.
Subject:
Grijpstra, Henk
Subject:
DeGier, Rinus
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
A Gripstra and de Gier Novel
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
313
Dimensions:
7.47x5.03x.93 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 313 pages Soho Press - English 9781569471043 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A superlative mystery writer."
"Review" by , "One of the masters of the mystery form." Los Angeles Times
"Synopsis" by , Housebreakers have discovered the corpse of Amsterdam bank director Martin Ijsbreker. The investigating officer determines that it was suicide and closes the case. But the commissaris suspects his boyhood nemesis, his evil cousin Willem Fernandus, a major shareholder in the dead man's bank, of having caused the death. Fernandus is the head of the Society for Help Abroad, not a charity in fact, but a front for an international vice ring. The commissaris and Fernandus confront each other as adversaries. Someone will die.
"Synopsis" by , In an attempt to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy banker, the Amsterdam Murder Brigade finds itself outside the limits of the law, using computer-based espionage and the risky influence of friends.
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