Synopses & Reviews
Amsterdam is normally sedate but today there is a riot in Newmarket Square. Constables have blocked access to the adjoining Straight Tree Ditch Road all day. When the body of the "King" of the local street market is found in a room in his house on this street, his head bashed in, there are only two suspects: his lovely sister and the upstairs boarder. Which one is the killer? Grijipstra and de Gier must discover the murderer's identity before another crime can be committed.
"A superb storyteller." Chicago Tribune
"One of the masters of the mystery form." Los Angeles Times
"Cool prose, serene mind, impish wit." New York Times
"What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated and human as the criminals." Washington Post
"One of the most well-written, unusual, and entertaining series of the last few decades." Armchair Detective
Death of a Hawker is the fourth in the internationally acclaimed Amsterdam Cops series.
The murder of a local gangster spells danger and intrigue for the Amsterdam Cops. Fourth in the internationally acclaimed Amsterdam Cops series.
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.