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Jul 01, 2003
| ISBN 9781569470640
Jul 01, 2003
| ISBN 9781569478325
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Jul 01, 2003 | ISBN 9781569470640
Jul 01, 2003 | ISBN 9781569478325
The accidental death of his brother-in-law sends the commissaris to the secluded town of Jameson, Maine. De Gier goes along to see the United States. But there has been a sinister pattern of deaths in the area, and the two find themselves neck-deep in a murder investigation involving shady real estate deals, with a townful of suspects and the icy breath of a cold-blooded killer stalking their every move.
The accidental death of his brother-in-law sends Grijpstra—with his companion de Gier in tow—to Jamestown, Maine, where they find a town full of suspects and a series of shady real estate deals.
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… More about Janwillem van de Wetering
Praise for The Maine Massacre*Winner of the international Grand Prix de Littérature Policière*“Triumphant . . . The best of the van de Wetering mysteries so far.”—The New York Times“Never before have [van de Wetering’s] strengths seemed so strong: the genuine humor, decency, and wisdom of his Amsterdam policemen positively glow.”—Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Janwillem van de Wetering “Mr. Van de Wetering’s policemen are just as likely to . . . marvel at human nature as to shoot it down.” —The New York Times “[A] unique atmospheric mix of police procedure, quirky characters, and Zen outlook.” –The Boston Globe “[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull.” —John Leonard“What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals.” —The Washington Post
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