The Streetbird (Amsterdam Cops)

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The ninth Amsterdam Cops mystery

Sergeant de Gier spots a vulture at the scene of a murder in Amsterdam’s red light district. The victim, a despicable and widely hated pimp, is now only a police matter to be disposed of with typical Dutch tidiness. However, once Grijpstra, de Gier and the canny commissaris get involved, their search leads to a denouement infinitely more shocking than the crime itself.

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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; The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.

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"Much of the action of Streetbird revolves around the idea of 'the honor of the station,' and it is refreshing to hear of policemen who think in these terms. In fact, everything about Mr. Van de Wetering's [ninth] novel is refreshing."
—The New York Times Book Review

“Before he’s done, van de Wetering will have his say on ghettos, pornography, capitalism, est, Gurdjieff, and zero . . . The first modernist detective. To row on his dream canal, to be followed by his symbolic turtle, is to be more than disconcerted; it is to be ambushed.”
Vanity Fair

“Van de Wetering’s fame has grown to millions of readers . . . The Streetbird is his most satisfying book so far!”
Chicago Tribune

“A very special sort of mystery writer . . . Mystical, exotic and moodily ironic.”
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