The Dutchman

The Dutchman

by Annette Meyers

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The Dutchman by Annette Meyers, Martin Meyers

A fast paced mystery set in New Amsterdam, the summer of 1664. Sheriff Pieter Tonneman, still mourning his wife's death, is coping with unruly Dutch settlers, soldiers, sailors, Indians, African slaves and free Africans, an insular Jewish community of merchants and traders, and now a murder followed by a mysterious fire. Even worse, British warships, cannons ready, sail into the harbor and demand surrender. Across the East River in Breukelen, a British army is poised to attack. Tonneman must persuade his cantankerous Calvinist boss, Director-General Pieter Stuyvesant, that the Dutch citizens are more interested in their beer and their businesses than in a fight with the British.
And then there is the beautiful Jewish woman Racqel Mendoza and the strange disappearance of her husband, which the Jewish community has kept to itself until now.
The Dutchman is the first in a series of meticulously researched historical mysteries that trace the adventures Tonneman's descendants through the history of New York.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015905298
Publisher: Martin Meyers and Annette Meyers
Publication date: 11/04/2012
Series: The Dutchman Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,162,223
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Maan Meyers is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife writing team Martin and Annette Meyers. Annette Meyers is the author of eight Smith and Wetzon mysteries, two Olivia Brown 1920s Greenwich Village mysteries, and the stand-alone novel Repentances. Martin Meyers is the author of five books in the Patrick Hardy series. Together they have written seven historical mystery novels and numerous short stories in what has come to be called The Dutchman Chronicles, a series set in New York in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

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The Dutchman 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Plodding" is the best description for this tedious historical mystery. I only stuck with it to the end because I was reading it for a book group. The authors revel in their (presumably accurate) historical detail. But the characters and story get bogged down in the process. I don't expect to bother with any more titles in "The Dutchman" series.