Maria van Buren, a beautiful, high-class prostitute, is found dead with a knife in her back in her houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. Grijpstra and de Gier must solve the murder. Her tony clients all have sound alibis. Before the murderer is caught, the detectives and their commissaris will investigate allegations of black magic, travel to Curaï¿½ao, and pursue the clues to a chilly island off the coast of Holland.
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering "What Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull."
"Masterly Zen mysteries."
--The New York Times Book Review
"A superlative mystery writer."
"Engaging . . . The policemen are as quirky and complicated and human as the criminals."
--The Washington Post
"If you are entirely innocent of van de Wetering, I envy you. You've got a dozen or so terrific books to read by one of the oddest minds ever to unriddle enigmatic crimes."
--CBS Sunday Morning
Series: Amsterdam Cops S.
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: Soho Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition