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 is also the author of a well-known series of offbeat mystery novels. Originally a native of Holland, he lives in Maine.