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Amsterdam Cops
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The Complete Short Fiction Of The Ever-Popular Amsterdam Duo; The Amsterdam Cops - Henk Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier - together with the commissaris and their colleagues on the police force - have appeared in fourteen novels and thirteen stories. All the stories are collected for the first time in this volume which includes five that have never before been published in this country; Amsterdam is not really a hotbed of violent crime but wrongdoing does occur. The more bizarre events are passed to the team of Grijpstra and de Gier. But an American who reports his wife missing is told, 'No use going all out to make arrests if you can't put the bad folks behind bars anyway,' and in the Netherlands the police have so few cells available that they try to give everyone 'the maximum benefit of all possible doubts'. Yet, the Amsterdam Cops must see to it that justice is ultimately done.
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About the Author

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.

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"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"

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