Janwillem van de Wetering was born and raised in Rotterdam, studied Zen in Kyoto for two years and philosophy in London, and has lived as well in Peru, Columbia and Cornwall. In 1975 he finally settled in Maine. The author of over a dozen books in the acclaimed Amsterdam Cops Series, he has also written several children's books and works of non-fiction.
"The changes van de Wetering rings on the short-story formula do more than any other recent writer's work to inspire confidence in the form." - Kirkus Reviews"