The Seacoast of Bohemia by Nicolas Freeling

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Checking on an apparent runaway case, Brussels-based Inspector Henri Castang learns the missing boy's identity and his connection to a former SS officer, prompting Castang to launch a full-scale kidnapping investigation.

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 January 1, 1994 by Mysterious Press/Warner Book. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Henri Castang's cases have increasingly come to resemble Achilles' pursuit of the tortoise: The distance to the goal closes steadily, but never quite to zero.

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In his latest case, Brussels' Henri Castang (Love in Amsterdam et al.), once a policeman but now an ""Advisory Expert on criminology"" in the vast bureaucracy of the European Community, agrees to investigate the disappearance of Anita and Arnold Rogier's son, Maurice, kidnapped four years ago, wh...

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