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The King of the Rainy Country - a book by Freeling, Nicolas

The King of the Rainy Country

The King of the Rainy Country( )
Author: Freeling, Nicolas
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

This was the end of the story that had started 'Once upon a time, in a rainy country, there was a king...' The end had not happened in a rainy country, but on a bone-dry Spanish hillside, three hundred metres from where Van der Valk had left a lot of blood, some splintered bone, a few fragments of gut, and a ten-seventy-five Mauser rifle bullet.

No one had broken any laws. But a handsome, middle-aged millionaire had disappeared with a naked girl. And Van der Valk was given...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.14 x 9.21 x 0.403 Inches
Book Weight:0.607 Pounds
Author Biography
Freeling, Nicolas (Author)
Novelist Nicolas Freeling was born in London on March 3, 1927. After serving in the military and working as a cook, he began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while in prision for theft. He is best know for his Piet Van der Valk dective stories which inspired two television series. He also created the Henri Castang series and wrote numerous individual novels. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for The King of the Rainy Country. He also won the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier. He died on July 20, 2003 at the age of 76.


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