The Mind-Murders (Amsterdam Cops #8) (Paperback)

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Description


Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and a corpse without a killer, the Amsterdam cops finally arrive at the bonechilling truth.

About the Author


Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.

Praise For…


Praise for The Mind-Murders

"[Van de Wetering's] odd-angled novels more and more resemble the sort of thing Simenon might have done if Albert Camus or Kobo Abe had sublet his skull. They make a sinister music as they seek the true law. They are quite wonderful, and The Mind Murders . . . [is] one of his best."
—John Leonard, The New York Times

“Original, subtle, sophisticated and graceful.”
Los Angeles Times

“A superlative mystery writer.”
TIME

“Well worth adding to your collection . . . [Van de Wetering’s] impish wit, serene storytelling and serene mind have been praised on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The Chicago Tribune
 
“[A] unique atmospheric mix of police procedure, quirky characters, and Zen outlook.”
The Boston Globe


Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering

"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781569470923
ISBN-10: 1569470928
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Amsterdam Cops