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DeKok and the Dead Harlequin(1993)
(The sixth book in the Inspector DeKok series)
A novel by A C Baantjer
This latest Baantjer mystery delves into a grotesque double murder in a well-known Amsterdam hotel. In a surprising twist, Inspector DeKok has nightly conversations with the murderer and tries everything possible to prevent the man from giving himself up to the police. Risking the anger of his superiors, DeKok goes so far as to disappear in order to prevent the perpetrator from being found. Meanwhile, two unexpected characters add to the web of confusion: a six-year-old girl who never sleeps and a respected accountant who seeks DeKok s advice on committing the perfect crime. With Dead Harlequin, Baantjer has created yet another intelligent, absorbing tale.
November 2009 : Canada Paperback
November 2008 : USA Paperback
April 1993 : USA Paperback