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.
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 superb storyteller."--"Chicago Tribune""A superlative mystery writer."--"Time""What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals"--"The Washington Post""[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull."--John Leonard