Death of a Hawker

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Death of a Hawker

By Janwillem Van de Wetering

Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569470794, 221pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

A riot has erupted in New Market Square, transforming the normally sedate streets of Amsterdam into a mass of angry protesters. So when the body of the King of the local street market is found in his house with his head bashed in, the police are puzzled. The adjoining street has been closed off all day, and the constables stationed outside the scene of the crime didn t detect any unusual activity. There are only two people who could have reasonably committed the violent act: the victim's roommate upstairs and his beautiful sister downstairs. Both claim to have seen or heard nothing suspicious when the crime took place. But something isn t adding up. Is one of them the killer?

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."