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“DeKok’s maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Baantjer has created an odd police detective who roams Amsterdam interacting with the widest possible range of antisocial types. This series is the answer to an insomniac’s worst fears.”—The Boston Globe

“Baantjer’s laconic, rapid-fire storytelling has spun out a surprisingly complex web of mysteries.”—Kirkus Reviews

“DeKok is a careful, compassionate policeman in the -tradition of Maigret; crime fans will enjoy this . . .” —Library Journal

“It’s easy to understand the appeal of Amsterdam police detective DeKok.”—The Los Angeles Times

Renowned mystery author A.C. Baantjer brings to life Inspector DeKok in another stirring potboiler full of suspenseful twists and unusual conclusions.

In The Geese of Death, DeKok takes on Igor Stablinsky, a man accused of bludgeoning a wealthy old man and his wife. To DeKok’s unfailing eye the killing urge is visibly present in the suspect during questioning, but did he commit this particular crime?

All signs point to one of the few remaining estates in Holland. The answer lies within a strange family, suspicions of incest, deadly geese and a horrifying mansion. Baantjer’s perceptive style brings to light the essences of his characters, touching his audience with subtle wit and irony.

A.C. Baantjer is one of the most widely read authors in the Netherlands. A former detective inspector of the Amsterdam Police, his fictional characters reflect the depth and personality of individuals encountered during his 38-year career in law enforcement.


The first new DeKok mystery in two years by the Netherlands most widely read author.

About the Author

Baantjer is the most widely read author in the Netherlands. A former Detective Inspector of the Amsterdam Police, his fictional characters reflect the depth and personality of individuals encountered during his 38 year career in law enforcement. He was knighted by the Dutch monarchy.

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coalbanks, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by coalbanks)
Somewhat predictable as to who-dunnit but with enough of a plot, procedure & characterization to be readable. Unfortunately the stock character of the compassionate policeman who plods along to another success in the face of his careerist superiors animosity & interferance is overdone as are his physical ailmaents & brilliant mental capacities. A combination of several fictional detectives that ends up as boring due to a lack of origionality.
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Sheri Lutz, May 10, 2008 (view all comments by Sheri Lutz)
For readers who love Amsterdam, or are planning a trip there,DeKok and Murder by Installment will give you a sense of the character of the people and the city. Baantjer is an extremely popular author in the Netherlands. A relatively undemanding but entertaining police procedural with the added pleasure of giving one a short trip to this wonderfully unique and eccentric city.
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Product Details

Speck Press
Speck Press
Baantjer, Albert Cornelis
Baantjer, A. C.
Mystery & Detective - General
Dekok, inspector (fictitious character)
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Inspector Dekok
Publication Date:
December 2004
Grade Level:
7.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 8.5 oz

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