The Corpse on the Dike by Janwillem van de Wetering

bookshelves: summer-2015, dutch, paper-read, series, under-500-ratings, published-1976, mystery-thriller

Read from July 31 to August 01, 2015
Description: A recluse has been shot right between the eyes while standing at his bedroom window. His neighbor, a schoolteacher and pistol shot champion, admits she discovered the body and failed to report it. Is she guilty of murder? Grijpstra and de Gier will travel to whorehouses, through a shady electronics market and into the house of a very flashy potential suspect to find out.

Opening: THE LATE SUMMER EVENING WAS HOT AND HEAVY. DARK clouds had packed together until they covered the sky and the thick light seemed to distort the scene around the two lone fishermen in their small boat on the river.

This is the one with The Cat With Boots On and Oliver, the castrated siamese. Neither have anything to do with boom-boom orgasms.

4* Outsider in Amsterdam
3.5* Tumbleweed
4* The Corpse in the Dike

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