If you're looking for a change from the grim world of police procedurals inhabited by the likes of Lawrence Block's hard-bitten Matthew Scudder or Michael Connelly's cynical Harry Bosch, consider Inspector DeKok, a Dutch copper. Unlike his American counterparts, DeKok has a sunny disposition and a kindly nature. You won't find him beating information out of a suspect; he's more likely to make a polite request. In DeKok and Murder in Ecstasy, the courteous cop investigates a murder and robbery, managing to unravel the complex threads of the plot without ever loosing his customary cool or innate courtesy.
Used availability for A C Baantjer's DeKok and Murder in Ecstacy
March 1998 : USA Paperback