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DeKok and the Sorrowing Tomcat (De Cock #7)
Albert Cornelis Baantjer is the Netherland's most widely read author and his hero DeKok is adored and highly praised. The cases DeKok faces are so real that sometimes he and his creator are thought to be the same person since Baantjer worked as a homicide detective in Amsterdam for twenty-five years. In this latest adventure to make it over seas, DeKok investigates the mur ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 21st 2001 by Minotaur Books
(first published 1969)
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A serviceable whodunit with lots of misfit characters -- DeKok, DeKok’s eyebrows, Cunning Pete Geffel, Flossie (yes, Flossie), Little Lowee, and too many tomcats. I wish there were more Amsterdam to the book, but this wasn’t written for travel-hungry American ears. I’m wondering if H. G. Smittenaar’s translation is responsible for the occasional clumsy phrase or characterization. A quick read, but will I still like it tomorrow? Forget about like...Will I still remember it tomorrow?
ALBERT CORNELIS BAANTJER is the most widely read author in the Netherlands and has written more than fifty "DeKok" titles. He has also written other fiction and nonfiction and wrote a daily column in a Dutch newspaper. He was an inspector with the Amsterdam Police for thirty-eight years. Baantjer lived in Medemblik, The Netherlands.More about A.C. Baantjer...
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