While in the neighborhood investigating a pet poisoner, Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police are called to the home of a wealthy, middle-aged woman, the former lover of a man known only as "The Baboon," when her body turns up in her garden.
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Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, and eleven other books in the Grijpstra and de Gier series.Review:
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering
“Masterly Zen mysteries.”
—The New York Times Book Review
"[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull."
"A superb storyteller."
“What atmosphere! Elegant! Satisfying!”
"What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals."
—The Washington Post
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0345344979