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by H. G. Smittenaar,A. C. Baantjer

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ISBN:
1881164101
Author:
H. G. Smittenaar,A. C. Baantjer
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Intercontinental Pub Inc; 1st American ed edition (May 1, 1994)
Pages:
252 pages
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Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall (DeKok Mystery). Baantjer is the most widely read author in the Netherlands

Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall (DeKok Mystery). Baantjer is the most widely read author in the Netherlands. A former Detective Inspector of the Amsterdam Police, his fictional characters reflect the depth and personality of individuals encountered during his 38 year career in law enforcement. He was knighted by the Dutch monarchy.

Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall (DeKok Mystery). In general, the translation by Smittenaar is very good

Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall (DeKok Mystery). In general, the translation by Smittenaar is very good. The one thing that I have a quibble with is that I think Smittenaar may have updated the technology used. They use desktop computers and fax machines, neither of which were in widespread use at the the time the original was written in the the early 1970's. I have purchased 25 of AC Baantjer's books and I am waiting for more to be translated from the dutch. Dekok and the Somber Nude. DeKok and the Dead Lovers (Inspector DeKok Investigates).

DeKok investigates the death of an eccentric millionaire, Archibald Manefeldt, who enjoyed masquerading as workers and vagrants. Baantjer No trivia or quizzes. ALBERT CORNELIS BAANTJER is the most widely read author in the Netherlands and has written more than fifty "De Kok" titles. He has also written other fiction and nonfiction and wrote a daily column in a Dutch newspaper. He was an inspector with the Amsterdam Police for thirty-eight years.

Along the wall of the old South Church lies the corpse of a vagrant. It seems a natural death. DeKok investigates the death of an eccentric millionaire, Archibald Manefeldt, who enjoyed masquerading as workers and vagrants. But the man has been murdered in an extraordinary manner.

Detective-Inspector DeKok, of Amsterdam's homicide department, returns to sort out a trio of puzzling deaths in another solid offering from Baantjer ( DeKok and the Sorrowing Tomcat ). DeKok is called in when tourists discover a corpse, with legs crossed and hands folded, neatly laid out by a church wall.

De Cock's name has been translated as DeKok.

1st American ed. by .

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove DeKok and the corpse at the church wall from your list? DeKok and the corpse at the church wall. 1st American ed. Published 1994 by Intercontinental Publishing in Fairfax, Va. Written in English.

Renowned mystery author . Never before have inspectors DeKok and his partner Vledder been so involved in a case whereby murder, drug smuggling, and child prostitution are almost daily occurrences. Baantjer brings to life Inspector DeKok in another stirring potboiler full of suspenseful twists and unusual conclusions. In The Geese of Death, DeKok takes on Igor Stablinsky, a man accused of bludgeoning a wealthy old man and his wife. To DeKok's unfailing eye the killing urge is visibly present in the suspect during questioning, but did he commit this particular crime?All signs point to one of the few remaining estates in Holland.

DeKok investigates the death of an eccentric millionaire, Archibald Manefeldt, who enjoyed masquerading as workers and vagrants
  • Skunk Black
Anything by Baantjer is always entertaining & good "mystery" writing as well.
  • Anarawield
The great sleuth, DeKok, is sloppy: sloppy in his clothes and sloppy in "slurping" his coffee. He is sometimes sloppy in personal interactions, too. However, he does like a neat brandy and is very neat in his thinking when it comes to solving a crime. Simenon's Maigret and Janwillem van de Wetering's De Gier would welcome DeKok with open arms to sit with them and drink wine or jenever at the local bar or brasserie. This particular crime involving two bodies and a corps of suspects brings forth a messy murder mystery. I suggest that readers might be best served by writing down a few notes about the various characters with their nicknames and associations. In the end, DeKok and his young assistant, Vledder, clean up all the messy loose ends. I think that the most enjoyable part of this book was the development of the character of Inspector DeKok of the Warmoesstraat Police Station (the Red Light District) of Amsterdam. DeKok is a very engaging character with a sharp mind and a sense of humor.