In the dozenth book in an acclaimed series, retired Amsterdam policeman Henk Grijpstra gets a frantic telephone call from his old partner, Rinus de Gier, who thinks he may have killed his own girlfriend.
Janwillem Van De Wetering
About Janwillem Van De Wetering
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 detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, and eleven other books in the Grijpstra and de Gier series.
"Splendid." —The Guardian “Van de Wetering is an utterly charming writer, full of wit and humor and sharp insight, a unique voice in the chorus of mystery writers.” —The Ottawa Citizen
“Less a mystery novel than a novel about mystery . . . as usual in this piquant, much-loved series.” —Kirkus Reviews “The welcome return of Amsterdam police detectives Henk Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier . . . Witty [and] entertaining.” —The Rotarian
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering
“Masterly Zen mysteries.” —The New York Times Book Review
"[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull." —John Leonard
"A superb storyteller." —Chicago Tribune
“First and foremost in the genre is, once again, Janwillem van de Wetering…he knows police work and policemen, and he’s as sly as a Zen koan.” —Men’s Journal
“What atmosphere! Elegant! Satisfying!” —Baltimore Sun
"What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals." —The Washington Post
Just a Corpse at Twilight by Janwillem van de Wetering