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Janwillem Van De Wetering
Soho Pr Inc; First Edition edition (July 1, 1996)
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Janwillem Van De Wetering.

Janwillem Van De Wetering. The Hollow-Eyed Angel. Chapter 1. "Yes," the gentleman whose name the commissaris hadn't quite caught said, "it's about my uncle, who is dead, murdered. The large sea blue eyes would be clearer if Termeer wasn't suffering, or, perhaps, frustrated. There might be some shyness here too, because he was a mere reserve constable who had penetrated police headquarters' superspheres.

Книга жанра: Детективы, Полицейские детективы. Janwillem Van De Wetering. 'Yes,' the gentleman whose name the commissaris hadn't quite caught said, 'it's about my uncle, who is dead, murdered. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline.

Jan Willem Lincoln "Janwillem" van de Wetering (February 12, 1931 in Rotterdam – July 4, 2008 in Blue Hill, Maine) was the author of a number of works in English and Dutch. Van de Wetering was born and raised in Rotterdam, but in later years he lived in South Africa, Japan, London, Colombia, Peru, Australia, Amsterdam and most recently in Surry, Maine, the setting of two of his Grijpstra and de Gier novels and his children's series about the porcupine Hugh Pine. The man left this country twenty years ago. For America. You're a bright young man, Cardozo. Maybe Termeer played golf?". I might have pointed out that there is no golf playing in Central Park," Cardozo said.

Книга The Hollow-Eyed Angel автора Де Ветеринг Янвиллем ван оценена посетителями КнигоГид . He had always been American-oriented.

Онлайн библиотека КнигоГид непременно порадует читателей текстами иностранных и российских писателей, а также гигантским выбором классических и современных произведений. There had been maps of America on the walls of the Amsterdam apartment.

Janwillem van de Wetering is best known for his low-key tales of a pair of good-natured Amsterdam detectives. The last thing they want to do is arrest them. The Hollow-Eyed Angel is set partly in New York, but the New Yorkers in this story are as easy-going and philosophical as their Dutch visitors.

About to retire from the Amsterdam Police, the commissaris journeys to New York at the request of Johan Termeer, a volunteer cop, to investigate the death of Termeer's eccentric uncle, found dead under mysterious circumstances in Central Park.
  • Take several deep breaths, calm your mind and relax into these mysteries. I recommend starting with the first one and working your way through them all. The detectives, de Gier and Gripstra, and the Comissaries will grow on you. At first you may feel impatient, but keep reading. Soon the van de Wetering aura will seep into you. These are perfect books to read to come down from a stressful day at the office. Especially good for reading while taking a hot bath.

  • Van de Wetering continues his search for the true meaning of being and nothingness. The commissaris and Sergeant de Gier travel to New York to investigate the death of an uncle of a member of the Amsterdam Police Reserve. Throughout the course of their investigation, the Dutch detectives continue their own personal search for enlightenment. Van de Wetering has a talent for giving his readers more than a casual glimpse of the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, yet he manages to do so without preaching about it. As always, he makes us laugh along the way. This book did not feature as much interaction between Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier as some of Van de Wetering's previous efforts, as Gripstra did not travel to Manhattan with his colleagues. The focus in this story was the commissaris, and his attempts to solve both the case, and the meaning of life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am glad that the author has continued this unique mystery series after a long hiatus.

  • It's difficult to review any book in this series without the same initial comments. I've read the majority of the Grijpstra & DeGier mysteries but had difficulty getting into each for a few pages. Then, I've been captured to differing degrees. While, I don't like slap-stick comedy, these books do have a large degree of quirkiness because of the character and relationships among them. They can "grow on you" once you adapt to the context. Those words make it sound like work. Not so. They are entertaining, contain some insightfulness and have various degrees of humor. Almost all of these books have two or three mysteries imbedded.

    They should be read in order of earliest first to truly grasp the characters and relationships as time passes. This is one of the later books, enjoyable but not a top favorite. It contains a degree of zen-like philosophy which is a context I couldn't "get into" In that regard, the reader may want to know that van de Wetering lived in a monastery for a time and wrote some books about that as well. One element of these books that I find interesting is a sense of what the Dutch culture is like. This book has an added element per taking place largely in NYC and thereby giving glimpse into how some Europeans might view our culture. I'd recommend it and some of the others per differing degrees of light reading entertainment.

  • I really like the commissaris, so I enjoyed reading a book where he was featured prominently. However his health was so poor that I hope any later books that include him were written about an earlier period.

  • I am hooked on this series. A different sort of series from a different time in a different country. Fun read.

  • Good mystery read

  • The Amsterdam Cops series are consistently a good read, and are imbued with a zen feeling. I have read as many as possible and enjoyed all.

  • Got bored with all the digressive philosphising. And time line throws me. In one, De Geir had left for his soul quest in New Guinea and in ones written later he still hasn't left. What's with that?