Nicolas Freeling


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
March 03, 1927

Died
July 20, 2003

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Nicolas Freeling born Nicolas Davidson, (March 3, 1927 - July 20, 2003) was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the Van der Valk series of detective novels which were adapted for transmission on the British ITV network by Thames Television during the 1970s.

Freeling was born in London, but travelled widely, and ended his life at his long-standing home at Grandfontaine to the west of Strasbourg. He had followed a variety of occupations, including the armed services and the catering profession. He began writing during a three-week prison sentence, after being convicted of stealing some food.[citation needed]

Freeling's The King of the Rainy Country received a 1967 Edgar Award, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Nove
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Love in Amsterdam (Van der ...

3.74 avg rating — 1,321 ratings — published 1975 — 26 editions
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Because of the Cats

3.83 avg rating — 1,081 ratings — published 1963 — 15 editions
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The King of the Rainy Count...

3.57 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 1965 — 15 editions
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Gun Before Butter (Van der ...

3.80 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1963 — 25 editions
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The Kitchen and the Cook

3.78 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1970 — 4 editions
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Double-Barrel

3.68 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1964 — 15 editions
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Tsing Boum

4.01 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1969 — 11 editions
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Criminal Conversation

3.54 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1966 — 11 editions
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A Dressing of Diamonds

3.45 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1974 — 5 editions
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Arlette

3.71 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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“The French, than whom - it's a very than-whom people all round - none can be more vacuously orotund, are (the same ones) obligingly terse. On occasion.”
Nicolas Freeling

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