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Janwillem van de Wetering

Netherlands (1931 - 2008)

Janwillem Lincoln van de Wetering was the author of a number of works in English and Dutch. He was particularly noted for his detective fiction, his most popular creations being Grijpstra and de Gier, a pair of Amsterdam police officers who figure in a lengthy series of novels and short stories. Most of the mysteries are rich with images from Amsterdam, where most of them take place; some also feature a cat named Oliver. He also wrote stories for children and nonfiction works. He usually wrote in Dutch and then in English; the two versions often differ considerably.

Genres: Mystery
Grijpstra-de Gier Mysteries
   1. Outsider in Amsterdam (1975)
   2. Tumbleweed (1976)
   3. The Corpse on the Dike (1976)
   4. Death of a Hawker (1977)
   5. The Japanese Corpse (1977)
   6. The Blond Baboon (1978)
   7. The Maine Massacre (1979)
   8. The Mind-Murders (1981)
   9. The Streetbird (1983)
   10. The Rattle-Rat (1985)
   11. Hard Rain (1986)
   The Sergeant's Cat (1987)
   12. Just a Corpse at Twilight (1994)
   13. The Hollow-Eyed Angel (1996)
   14. The Perfidious Parrot (1997)
   The Amsterdam Cops (1999)
   Mangrove Mama (1995)
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction show
Books containing stories by Janwillem van de Wetering
Measures of Poison (2002)
edited by
Dennis McMillan
Murder Most Delectable (2000)
Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes
(Murder Most...)
edited by
Martin H Greenberg

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Award nominations
1995 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Just a Corpse at Twilight
1986 Edgar Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : There Goes Ravelaar

Janwillem van de Wetering recommends
San Francisco Noir (2005)
(Akashic Noir)
Peter Maravelis
"I was wondering about the city's shadowside that the guides didn't show. These top writers are of the 'As bad as it gets' brand, and then worse. If you like puke, fear & loathing caused by stray bullets, happenstance getting the hero who is an anti-hero really, a male corpse rotting in the bathtub while the woman poops in the garden, the Reverend Christmas shot in the ear by the PO-lice, then this is your good read for a murky, maybe even gritty, weekend."

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