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Retired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late-night phone call from his old partner, de Gier-now living on an island near Jameson, Maine-who fears he may have accidentally killed his girlfriend. He is being blackmailed and can't remember if he did it; he was just too drunk. Would his old partner please fly over at once? Grijpstra grudgingly makes his way to the US to help his old partner and confronts his own demons along the way.
Praise for Just a Corpse at Twilight *Finalist for the Anthony Award*
"The many fans of the series should find enjoyment in Just a Corpse at Twilight, as should those readers who prefer their fictional crimes unorthodox, cerebral and slightly outrageous." --The New York Times Book Review
"It is very good news for van de Wetering's international legion of fans that de Gier, Grijpstra and the commissioner are back." --The Boston Globe
"What makes this book much fun to read is its tone: clever, wry, ironic, yet gripping . . . This is sophisticated, intelligent entertainment . . . You'll want more." --Men's Journal
"Intelligent, unpredictable humor . . . [a] narrative delight." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Splendid." --The Guardian
"Van de Wetering is an utterly charming writer, full of wit and humor and sharp insight, a unique voice in the chorus of mystery writers." --The Ottawa Citizen
"Less a mystery novel than a novel about mystery . . . as usual in this piquant, much-loved series." --Kirkus Reviews "The welcome return of Amsterdam police detectives Henk Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier . . . Witty [and] entertaining." --The Rotarian
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering
"Masterly Zen mysteries." --The New York Times Book Review
"[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull." --John Leonard
"A superb storyteller." --Chicago Tribune
"First and foremost in the genre is, once again, Janwillem van de Wetering...he knows police work and policemen, and he's as sly as a Zen koan." --Men's Journal
"What atmosphere! Elegant! Satisfying!" --Baltimore Sun "What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals." --The Washington Post
Series: Grijpstra & De Gier Mystery
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 1st November 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 12.07 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25