Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569470183, 215pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
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Maria van Buren, a beautiful, high-class prostitute, is found dead with a knife in her back in her houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. Grijpstra and de Gier must solve the murder. Her tony clients all have sound alibis. Before the murderer is caught, the detectives and their commissaris will investigate allegations of black magic, travel to Curacao, and pursue the clues to a chilly island off the coast of Holland.
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," "The Maine Massacre," which garnered him the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series."