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ISBN13: 9781890768577
ISBN10: 189076857x
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One of the most widely read authors in the Netherlands, A. C. Baantjer continues to captivate a growing audience of American readers. This volume contains two of his favorite stories.

"DeKok and the Sunday Strangler" opens with the strangling death of Fat Sonja, an Amsterdam prostitute of whom Inspector DeKok was fond. Soon a second prostitute is killed, and along with his assistant, Viedder, DeKok begins down a trail of twisted motives and hidden agendas.

"DeKok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve" proves that DeKok himself is not above breaking the law to serve the interest of justice, as he engages a burglar to commit a break-in and then tampers with evidence to entrap the murderer of a young woman.

Review:

"The two novellas make an irresistible case for the popularity of the Dutch author. Dekok's maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior." The New York Times

Review:

"Inspector DeKok is part Columbo, part Clouseau, part genius, and part imp. Baantjer has managed to create a figure hapless and honorable, bozoesque and brilliant, but most importantly, a body for whom the reader finds compassion." West Coast Review of Books

Review:

"This series is the answer to an insomniac's worst fears." The Boston Globe

Review:

"DeKok is a careful, compassionate policeman in the tradition of Maigret." Library Journal

About the Author

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. He was recently knighted by the Dutch monarchy.

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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

ISBN:
9781890768577
Publisher:
Intrigue Press
Location:
Denver
Author:
Baantjer, Albert Cornelis
Author:
Baantjer, A. C.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Intrigue Press ed.
Series:
Inspector Dekok
Series Volume:
no. 165
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
299
Dimensions:
7.78x5.16x.57 in. .62 lbs.

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Murder in Amsterdam
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Product details 299 pages Intrigue Press - English 9781890768577 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The two novellas make an irresistible case for the popularity of the Dutch author. Dekok's maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior."
"Review" by , "Inspector DeKok is part Columbo, part Clouseau, part genius, and part imp. Baantjer has managed to create a figure hapless and honorable, bozoesque and brilliant, but most importantly, a body for whom the reader finds compassion."
"Review" by , "This series is the answer to an insomniac's worst fears."
"Review" by , "DeKok is a careful, compassionate policeman in the tradition of Maigret."
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