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Dekok and Murder by Melody

(Book 21 in the Inspector DeKok series)
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"Death," observes DeKok, "is entitled to our respect. Especially when it manifests itself in a violent manner." The phenomenon of sudden death has long intrigued Inspector DeKok. From the moment he confronted his first corpse, at the beginning of a very long career, he knew it was never going to get any easier. The numbness will never set in, even after solving many mysteries, bringing to light many dark dealings and unraveling many a puzzle. For DeKok, death will always remain an enigma.

Mustering his decorated experience and reverence for the dead once more, a triple murder in the Amsterdam Concert Gebouw has DeKok unveiling the truth behind two dead ex-junkies and their housekeeper.

Dekok and Murder By Melody is the second new release by Speck in the celebrated Baantjer series. With an emphasis on the best possible translations, editorial consistency and attractive cover art, this sleek series will prove that DeKok can claim success equal to that achieved in Europe, where he is on a par with Maigret and Poirot.

A.C. Baantjer is one of the most widely read authors in the Netherlands. A former detective inspector of the Amsterdam police, his fictional characters reflect the depth and personality of individuals encountered during his 38-year career in law enforcement. He was recently knighted by the Dutch monarchy.

Genre: Mystery

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December 2009 : Canada Paperback

Title: Dekok and Murder by Melody: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): A C Baantjer
ISBN: 1-4587-4604-6 / 978-1-4587-4604-7 (Canada edition)
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January 2005 : USA Paperback

Title: DeKok and Murder by Melody (Inspector Dekok)
Author(s): A C Baantjer
ISBN: 0-9725776-9-6 / 978-0-9725776-9-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speck Press
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December 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Dekok and Murder by Melody
Author(s): A C Baantjer
ISBN: 1-881164-19-5 / 978-1-881164-19-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intercontinental Pub Inc
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