The thirteenth Amsterdam Cops mystery
The commissaris is about to retire from the Amsterdam police force when volunteer officer Johan Termeer approaches him for help. Johan fears his elderly uncle has been murdered in faraway New York, the corpse found decimated by animals in Central Park. The commissaris agrees to look into the matter since he’s already heading to New York for a law enforcement convention, and brings Sergeant de Gier along with him.
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first van de Wetering police procedural I've read, and I was generally favorably impressed. The story takes two of Amsterdam's finest to NYC to track down the fate of a Dutch national who's been found dead and partially consumed by wildlife in Central Park.Van de Wetering's style is quirky and entertaining, and his characters memorable. My only hesitation is that it's very light stuff.