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Outsider in Amsterdam - a book by Van de Wetering, Janwillem

Outsider in Amsterdam

Outsider in Amsterdam( )
Author: Van de Wetering, Janwillem
Series title:Amsterdam Cops Ser.
ISBN:978-1-61695-300-3
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Soho Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Soho Crime
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, the founder of a new religious society/commune-a group that calls itself 'Hindist' and mixes elements of various 'Eastern' traditions-is found hanging from a ceiling beam. Detective-Adjutant Grijpstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances.

Book Details
Pages:284
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Crime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.5 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.537 Pounds
Author Biography
Van de Wetering, Janwillem (Author)
Janwillem Van de Wetering was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on February 12, 1931.

He traveled extensively, both geographically and philosophically, his adventures ranging from being a motorcycle gang member to a Buddhist, a real estate salesman in Australia to an exporter in Holland.

He was a police officer in Amsterdam from 1966 to 1975 and his crime novels featuring detectives Grijpstra and De Gier were based on his experiences. He also wrote a trilogy based on the time he spent at a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery and wrote children's books about a porcupine named Hugh Pine. In 1984, he received the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He died on July 4, 2008 at the age of 77.

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