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Outsider in Amsterdam
Outsider in Amsterdam | Janwillem Van De Wetering
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The first Amsterdam Cops mystery On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, a man is found hanging from the ceiling beam of his bedroom, upstairs from the new religious society he founded: a group that calls itself Hindist and supposedly mixes elements of various Eastern traditions. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances. This now-classic novel, first published in 1975, introduces Janwillem van de Weterings lovable Amsterdam cop duo of portly, wise Gripstra and handsome, contemplative de Gier. With its unvarnished depiction of the legacy of Dutch colonialism and the darker facets of Amsterdams free drug culture, this excellent procedural asks the question of whether a murder may ever be justly committed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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gradcat
Outsider in Amsterdam | Janwillem Van De Wetering
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#WanderingJune

(Day 30 - #Amsterdam)

*Who doesn‘t want to go to Amsterdam? It‘s one of my favorite places! But if you can‘t get there right away, maybe you can go by book. This series is referred to as the “Amsterdam Cops” series, and it‘ll get you there—I promise! This is an older series (begins in mid-70s), and depicts the times quite well. I‘ve only read the first one, but as the books are readily obtainable now, I‘d like to get back to it.♥️

gradcat @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB I want to thank you two very much for hosting a wonderful, wandering June. I‘ve really enjoyed my time here (in June), and I‘m already missing it! Wonderful (and very fun) job!! 🥰 3y
BarbaraBB Thank your Minette for a wonderful month! And I must look into these series! 😘 3y
Cinfhen As always, enjoyed seeing your posts!!! Thanks for joining us ❣️😘 3y
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bookishbitch
Outsider in Amsterdam | Janwillem Van De Wetering
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Bought to be a gift. Can I take a moment and complain about the friggin price listed directly on the cover. And it isn't a removable sticker. 😡😡😡

Soubhiville That‘s lame! 3y
BookishMarginalia But what a pretty cover 3y
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BookladyOnTheMove
Outsider in Amsterdam | Janwillem Van De Wetering
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And now I think I would like to real the entire Soho Press catalog.

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