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Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull. --John Leonard

On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, a man is found hanging from the ceiling beam of his bedroom, upstairs from the new religious society he founded: a group that calls itself "Hindist" and supposedly mixes elements of various Eastern traditions. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra 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.

This now-classic novel, first published in 1975, introduces Janwillem van de Wetering's lovable Amsterdam cop duo of portly, wise Gripstra and handsome, contemplative de Gier. With its unvarnished depiction of the legacy of Dutch colonialism and the darker facets of Amsterdam's free drug culture, this excellent procedural asks the question of whether a murder may ever be justly committed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616953003
  • ISBN-10: 1616953004
  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 288