The Perfidious Parrot (Paperback)

By Janwillem Van De Wetering

Soho Crime, 9781569471302, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003



The fourteenth Amsterdam Cops Mystery
Retired policemen Grijpstra and de Gier are being blackmailed. The threat is a serious one: to set the income tax authority on them. The blackmailers, a wealthy yacht owner and his son, want them to investigate the mysterious hijacking of a supertanker's entire cargo in the Caribbean. The Amsterdam cops reluctantly agree to take the case. Their rendezvous is in Key West, where they are confronted with a murder.

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; Death of a Hawker; The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere; and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series."