Tumbleweed by Janwillem van de Wetering

bookshelves: published-1975, series, dutch, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, summer-2015

Read from June 26 to July 04, 2015
Description: 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 Curacao, and pursue clues to a chilly island off the coast of Holland.

Opening: ADJUTANT-DETECTIVE GRIJPSTRA FELT THAT THIS WAS not the best morning of the year. He sat slouched behind his gray steel desk in the large room in Headquarters that he shared with his assistant, Detective-Sargeant de Gier, and held his heavy square head between his hands.



This is the one with birdwatching, control merchants, and mandrake roots.

Let’s have some music: Michelle Shocked “5 AM In Amsterdam”

4* Outsider in Amsterdam
3.5* Tumbleweed


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