Some Day Tomorrow by Nicolas Freeling

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Hubertus van Bijl's family has a long and respected history in the Dutch flower trade. Now retired, Bert busies himself with a bit of puttering around the house and long walks in the Zandvoort dunes near the coast of Holland. His wife, Willy, is loyal and dutiful-always saying "Bless You" when he sneezes-though Bert accepts that passion has left the marriage long ago. But ripples of unease soon appear in the quietude: The local authorities are conducting a door-to-door investigation into the murder of Carla Zomerlust, a young student whose body is found along a dune path.

Through a diary-like narrative, the reader learns that Bert is not the docile botanist he-and everyone who knows him-considers himself to be. In a novel that plumbs the depths of madness, Nicolas Freeling creates his most compelling and disturbing work to date in this chilling examination of crime from the inside out.


About Nicolas Freeling

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Novelist Nicolas Freeling was born in London on March 3, 1927. After serving in the military and working as a cook, he began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while in prision for theft. He is best know for his Piet Van der Valk dective stories which inspired two television series. He also created the Henri Castang series and wrote numerous individual novels. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for The King of the Rainy Country. He also won the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier. He died on July 20, 2003 at the age of 76.
Published December 1, 2000 by Minotaur Books. 204 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Freeling, who stopped writing his series about Dutch inspector Van der Valk in 1989 (Sand Castles) and French policeman Henri Castang in 1996 (A Dwarf Kingdom), now wanders to the other side of the law with the creation of Hubertus van Bijl, a 70-year-old former flower merchant of Haarlem, Nether...

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Just what Bert, as he calls himself, is confessing to is unclear, though the reader learns quickly of a young woman's murder and of Bert's routine questioning by the police.

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