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Meyers, Maan

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ISBN 10: 0385426038 / ISBN 13: 9780385426039
Published by Doubleday, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Meyers, Maan. THE DUTCHMAN. NY: Doubleday, c1992. first edition. 306pp. 8vo. Signed by Annette Meyers on spotting on upper edge of textblock, else as new unread hardcover in as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 81086

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Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The apparent suicide of a tavern owner and a mysterious fire send Dutch sheriff Tonneman, a resident of 1664 Manhattan, on a hunt for a culprit, while British ships sail into the harbor threatening Dutch possession.

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The first of a projected historical crime series by the husband-and-wife team of Ma rtin Myers (the Patrick Hardy series) and An nette Myers (the Smith and Wetzon mysteries) delivers interesting history but falters as fiction. In 1664 in the trading post of New Amsterdam, the slow-witted, drunken Schout (i.e., sheriff), Pieter Tonneman, must solve the mystery of a friend's death before the British invade as threatened. In a wooden plot pegged on such absurdities as a dog's delivering an essential clue, the central characters are made to represent such qualities as anger, constancy and stubbornness. The Myers do best in depicting the settlement's animated street life--pigs rooting in the garbage on the Broad Way; the frantic activity after a fire--in a way that makes it seem at once centuries' removed and immediately familiar. Their many historical asides, although often intriguing, slow the tale's pace, while shopworn narrative devices and flat, predictable characters diminish the story's dramatic impact.
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