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The Streetbird

(1983)
(The ninth book in the Grijpstra-de Gier Mysteries series)
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"The Streetbird" is titled after a vulture de Grier at the scene of a crime in the red light district. There should be no vultures in Amsterdam, but neither should there be murders. This particular murder victim was a pimp: unmourned by his ladies, feared by his rivals and despised by the authorities - and now only a police matter to be disposed of with typical Dutch tidiness. Reluctantly, Rinus de Gier, still looking for love, Grijpstra (whose awful wife has at last left him) and the arthritic and wise Commissaris try to unravel a particularly unsavory business, which ultimately leads them by different paths to a denouement infinitely more shocking than the crime itself.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Jan Willem van de Wetering's The Streetbird

Hardback Editions

March 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Streetbird
Author(s): Janwillem van de Wetering
ISBN: 0-575-03404-1 / 978-0-575-03404-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

February 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Streetbird (Amsterdam Cops)
Author(s): Janwillem van de Wetering
ISBN: 1-56947-093-6 / 978-1-56947-093-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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December 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Streetbird
Author(s): Janwillem Van De Wetering
ISBN: 0-671-47521-5 / 978-0-671-47521-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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May 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Streetbird
Author(s): Janwillem van de Wetering
ISBN: 0-399-12808-5 / 978-0-399-12808-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Kindle Editions

July 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Streetbird (Grijpstra-de Gier Mysteries Series Book 9)
Author(s): Janwillem Van De Wetering
Publisher: Soho Crime
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