Because of the Cats (Penguin Crime Fiction)

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A teenage gang from outwith Amsterdam leave a trail of damage each time they turn up. Their calling card is a grafito that reads the Cats won't like it. As Detective Van der Valk probes the case unravels, but not without a final, violent explosion.

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Nicolas Freeeling was born in London in 1927. After serving in the military and working as a hotel and restaurant cook throughout Europe, Mr. Freeling began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while serving a sentence of three weeks in jail for stealing food. Mr. Freeling's novel King of the Rainy Country received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Among his other literary awards are the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association, and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier.

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Freeling can only be compared to Simenon at his very best --New York Times

One of the most gifted and original writers of crime fiction --The Weekly Standard

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