The ninth Amsterdam Cops mystery Sergeant de Gier spots a vulture at the scene of a murder in Amsterdam’s red light district. The victim, a despicable and widely hated pimp, is now only a police matter to be disposed of with typical Dutch tidiness. However, once Grijpstra, de Gier and the canny commissaris get involved, their search leads to a denouement infinitely more shocking than the crime itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and a corpse without a killer, the Amsterdam cops finally arrive at the bonechilling truth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The first in The Amsterdam Cops series of internationally renowned crime thrillers which feature Detective Grijpstra and Sergeant DeGier of the Amsterdam police force. There are now twelve novels in the series which has been published in fourteen languages but is only now available in the UK. One of the masters of the mystery form.' - Los Angeles Times 'A superb storyteller.' - Chicago Tribune 'Cool prose, serene mind, impish wit.' - New York Times'
A collection of 13 short stories spanning two decades in the lives of van de Wetering's Amsterdam Cops Amsterdam isn’t exactly a hotbed of violent crime, but wrongdoing does occur, and the most bizarre cases tend to be passed to Grijpstra and de Gier. In one they investigate the death of a handsome oceanographer whose corpse is found amidst his tanks of shiny living mussels. In another they strong-arm a brutal crime lord whose henchman threatens the sergeant’s cat. Yet another leads them to uncover a most unusual murder weapon: a chocolate Easter bunny. With the curious blend of wit and the macabre readers have come to expect from the pen of Janwillem van de Wetering, the Amsterdam Cops have a way of seeing to it that justice, ultimately, is done. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A recluse has been shot right between the eyes as he stood looking out of his bedroom window. His neighbor, a schoolteacher who is a pistol shot champion, admits she discovered the body and failed to report it. Is she really guilty of murder?
This final volume in the author's Zen trilogy offers a humorous and insightful look at one man's life as a seeker of knowledge and understanding, and can provide readers with a deeper understanding of Zen philosophy. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Retired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late-night phone call from his old partner, de Gier—now living on an island near Jameson, Maine—who fears he may have accidentally killed his girlfriend. He is being blackmailed and can’t remember if he did it; he was just too drunk. Would his old partner please fly over at once? Grijpstra grudgingly makes his way to the US to help his old partner and confronts his own demons along the way.
Gripping graphic novel recounts the murder of a notorious oil tycoon and a private eye's investigations of a rogues' gallery of suspects, from crusty Maine natives to a retired movie star. Suggested for mature readers.
The beloved Amsterdam Cops - Henrik Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier - have appeared in fourteen novels and thirteen short stories. All of the stories are now collected in this volume and are published here for the first time in paperback. 'The changes van de Wetering rings on the short-story formula do more than any other recent writer's work to inspire confidence in the form.' Kirkus Review 'Excellent news for fans...a series of first class crime stories.' - Bookman News