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Murder in Amsterdam

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One of the most widely read authors in the Netherlands, A.C. Baantjer continues to captivate a growing audience of American readers. This volume contains two of his favorite stories."DeKok and the Sunday Strangler" opens with the strangling death of Fat Sonja, an Amsterdam prostitute of whom Inspector DeKok was fond. Soon a second prostitute is killed, and along with his a ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Intrigue Press (first published 1993)
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Edward
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A serial killer is killing prostitutes in the Red Light District. A dead body is found in one of Amsterdam's canals. These are the premises behind DeKok and the Sunday Strangler and DeKok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve, the two novels in A. C. Baantjer's Murder in Amsterdam and the beginning of the author's DeKok series. Think of DeKok as the Dutch counterpart of Agatha Christie's famous detective, Belgian Hercule Poirot. DeKok has his own idiosyncratic quirks (i.e. his eyebrows have a life of ...more
Edward
A serial killer is killing prostitutes in the Red Light District. A dead body is found in one of Amsterdam's canals. These are the premises behind DeKok and the Sunday Strangler and DeKok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve, the two novels in A. C. Baantjer's Murder in Amsterdam and the beginning of the author's DeKok series. Think of DeKok as the Dutch counterpart of Agatha Christie's famous detective, Belgian Hercule Poirot. DeKok has his own idiosyncratic quirks (i.e. his eyebrows have a life of ...more
Larissa
"Both stories are very easy to take," proclaims the Kirkus Review quote on the front of my copy. High praise indeed. But really, I very much enjoyed the two novellas included in Murder in Amsterdam. Baantjer, I discovered, is one of the most-read authors in The Netherlands, and that's certainly understandable. Both stories deal with the deaths of young women (one a prostitute, one a working girl who 'gets around,' to be euphemistic) which on the face, seem completely random. De Kok (the spelling ...more
Mary
wanted Amsterdam culture. didn't really want the red light district tho :) but like the main character...who has character.
Roxane
Unpretentious but excellent stories, I look forward to reading more of the Dekok series.
Katie
Intriguing mystery from a Dutch author... a bit sad, though.
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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...
De Cock en een strop voor Bobby (De Cock, #1) De Cock en de wurger op zondag (De Cock, #2) De Cock en het lijk in de kerstnacht (De Cock, #3) Dekok and the Dead Harlequin (Inspector Dekok) DeKok and the Geese of Death

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