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Inspector Dekok #22: DeKok and Murder by Installment


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“Shrewd, compassionate, and dedicated, DeKok makes a formidable opponent for criminals and a worthwhile competitor for the attention of Simenon’s Maigret fans.”—Library Journal


“It’s easy to understand the appeal of Amsterdam police detective DeKok; he hides his intelligence behind a phlegmatic demeanor, like an old dog that lazes by the fireplace and only shows his teeth when the house is threatened.”—Los Angeles Times


Although at first it seemed to be a case for the narcotics division, this latest crime soon evolves into a series of sinister and almost impossible murders. Never before have inspectors DeKok and his partner Vledder been so involved in a case in which murder, drug smuggling, and child prostitution are almost daily occurrences.


Blackmail enters the picture, and bodies continue to be found. DeKok even finds himself allowing one of the suspects in the serial crimes to go free.


To darken the days a bit more, in the past a single murder used to dominate the front pages of the newspapers for weeks, but now they get maybe four or six lines on page fourteen, third column, near the bottom. Death has become commonplace in the news, but never for DeKok.


The notorious Inspector DeKok encounters a case steeped in murder, drugs, and child prostitution.

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.

Product Details

Baantjer, Albert Cornelis
Speck Press
Smittenaar, H. G.
Baantjer, A. C.
Mystery & Detective - General
Dekok, inspector (fictitious character)
Mystery-A to Z
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Inspector Dekok Investigates
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7.8 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 8.5 oz

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