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Nicolas Freeling


UK flag (1927 - 2003)

Nicolas Freeeling was born in London in 1927. After serving in the military and working as a hotel and restaurant cook throughout Europe, Mr. Freeling began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while serving a sentence of three weeks in jail for stealing food. Mr. Freeling's novel King of the Rainy Country received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Among his other literary awards are the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association, and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier.
 

Awards: Edgar (1967)  see all

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Van Der Valk
   1. Love in Amsterdam (1962)
     aka Death in Amsterdam
   2. Because of the Cats (1963)
   3. Gun Before Butter (1963)
     aka Question of Loyalty
   4. Double-Barrel (1964)
   5. Criminal Conversation (1965)
   6. The King of the Rainy Country (1965)
   7. Strike Out Where Not Applicable (1967)
   8. Tsing-Boum! (1969)
   9. The Lovely Ladies (1971)

     aka Over the High Side

   10. A Long Silence (1972)
     aka Aupres de ma Blonde
   11. The Widow (1979)
   12. One Damn Thing After Another (1981)
     aka Arlette
   13. Sand Castles (1989)
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Henri Castang
   1. Dressing of Diamond (1974)
     aka A Dressing of Diamonds
   2. What are the Bugles Blowing For? (1975)
     aka The Bugles Blowing
   3. Lake Isle (1976)
     aka Sabine
   4. The Night Lords (1978)
   5. Castang's City (1980)
   6. Wolfnight (1982)
   7. The Back of the North Wind (1983)
   8. No Part in Your Death (1984)
   9. Cold Iron (1986)
   10. Lady Macbeth (1988)
   11. Not as Far as Velma (1989)
   12. Those in Peril (1990)
   13. Flanders Sky (1992)

     aka The Pretty How Town

   14. You Who Know (1994)
     aka You Know Who
   15. The Seacoast of Bohemia (1994)
   16. A Dwarf Kingdom (1996)
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Novels
   Valparaiso (1964)
   The Dresden Green (1966)
   This is the Castle (1968)
   Gadget (1977)
   A City Solitary (1985)
   One More River (1998)
   Some Day Tomorrow (2000)
   The Janeites (2002)
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Non fiction show
 
Nicolas Freeling recommends
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The Algonquin Project (1974)
Frederick Nolan
"Greatly superior to Frederick Forsyth or Arthur Hailey."

Books containing stories by Nicolas Freeling
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Dark Lessons (1985)
Crime And Detection On Campus
edited by
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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The Great Detectives (1978)
The World's Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors
edited by
Otto Penzler

Awards
1967 Edgar Award for Best Novel : The King of the Rainy Country

Award nominations
1964 CWA Gold Dagger (nominee) : Double-Barrel
1963 CWA Gold Dagger (nominee) : Gun Before Butter


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