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The Sergeant's Cat & Other Stories (Grijpstra & de Gier Mystery Short stories)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The philosophical Detective Adjutant Grijpstra and his assistant, Sergeant de Gier, appear in eight of these superb mystery stories. In one they learn which of two lady friends put a bullet through the head of a handsome oceanographer found dead amidst his tanks of shiny, living mussels. In another they strong-arm a brutal crime-lord whose henchman threatens the sergeant's ...more
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Published March 13th 1989 by Ballantine Books (first published September 12th 1987)
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Sep 07, 2014 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of police novels
This is a series of books I discovered when I was way younger and what struck me mostly was that they were written in English and about the Dutch police, especially police-officers Grijpstra & de Gier. As a student I did sell the almost complete series for the obvious reasons.

There a two movies, one with the famous Rutger Hauer and that one is easily my favorite. A TV series lasting 4 seasons, of which I have seen not so much.

What amazed me mostly about the Grijpstra & de Gier novels is
Besides being satisfyingly written stories, this collection is a delight because each story is unique unto itself, not just another repetition of the same style like some collections are.
Some of these are Amsterdam Cops stories, but there are also half a dozen other short stories, all of which come with interesting twists in the tail, from the weird to the decidedly creepy.
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Other Books in the Series

Grijpstra & de Gier Mystery (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • Tumbleweed
  • The Corpse on the Dike
  • Death of a Hawker
  • The Japanese Corpse (Grijpstra & De Gier Mystery, #5)
  • The Blond Baboon
  • The Maine Massacre
  • The Mind-Murders
  • The Streetbird
  • The Rattle-Rat - Grijpstra & De Gier, The Amsterdam Cops (Book 10)

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