The Mind-Murders (Grijpstra and de Gier Series #8)

The Mind-Murders (Grijpstra and de Gier Series #8)

by Janwillem van de Wetering
     
 

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Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and a corpse without a killer, the Amsterdam cops finally arrive at the bonechilling truth.


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Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and a corpse without a killer, the Amsterdam cops finally arrive at the bonechilling truth.


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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Mind-Murders

"[Van de Wetering's] odd-angled novels more and more resemble the sort of thing Simenon might have done if Albert Camus or Kobo Abe had sublet his skull. They make a sinister music as they seek the true law. They are quite wonderful, and The Mind Murders . . . [is] one of his best."
—John Leonard, The New York Times

“Original, subtle, sophisticated and graceful.”
Los Angeles Times

“A superlative mystery writer.”
TIME

“Well worth adding to your collection . . . [Van de Wetering’s] impish wit, serene storytelling and serene mind have been praised on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The Chicago Tribune
 
“[A] unique atmospheric mix of police procedure, quirky characters, and Zen outlook.”
The Boston Globe

Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569478356
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Grijpstra and de Gier Series , #8
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
563,121
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

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, The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.


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