A recluse has been shot right between the eyes as he stood looking out of his bedroom window. His neighbor, a schoolteacher who is a pistol shot champion, admits she discovered the body and failed to report it. Is she really guilty of murder?
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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 The Corpse on the Dike
"A crisp, cheery follow-up to Tumbleweed."
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering
"Mr. Van de Wetering's policemen are just as likely to . . . marvel at human nature as to shoot it down."
—The New York Times
“[A] unique atmospheric mix of police procedure, quirky characters, and Zen outlook.”
—The Boston Globe
"[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull."
“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 Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Book is tight, clean and unmarked. DJ has barely discernible wear at spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 67993
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039524675X
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB039524675X