Maine Massacre by Janwillem van de Wetering
(A Grijpstra & De Gier Mystery)

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The accidental death of his brother-in-law sends Grijpstra—with his companion de Gier in tow—to Jamestown, Maine, where they find a town full of suspects and a series of shady real estate deals.

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Janwillem Van de Wetering was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on February 12, 1931. He traveled extensively, both geographically and philosophically, his adventures ranging from being a motorcycle gang member to a Buddhist, a real estate salesman in Australia to an exporter in Holland. He was a police officer in Amsterdam from 1966 to 1975 and his crime novels featuring detectives Grijpstra and De Gier were based on his experiences. He also wrote a trilogy based on the time he spent at a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery and wrote children's books about a porcupine named Hugh Pine. In 1984, he received the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He died on July 4, 2008 at the age of 77.
Published July 1, 2003 by Soho Crime. 239 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Plot construction remains a problem for van de Wetering—the mystery here isn't mysterious—but never before have his strengths seemed so strong: the genuine humor, decency, and wisdom of his Amsterdam policemen positively glow here, crisply juxtaposed with some odd folk in northern, co...

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