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Just a Corpse at Twilight #2020

Just a Corpse at Twilight Retired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late night phone call from his old partner de Gier now living on an island near Jameson Maine who fears he may have accidentally killed his g

  • Title: Just a Corpse at Twilight
  • Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
  • ISBN: 9781569470756
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just a Corpse at Twilight By Janwillem van de Wetering, Retired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late night phone call from his old partner, de Gier now living on an island near Jameson, Maine who fears he may have accidentally killed his girlfriend He is being blackmailed and can t remember if he did it he was just too drunk Would his old partner please fly over at once Grijpstra grudgingly makes his way toRetired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late night phone call from his old partner, de Gier now living on an island near Jameson, Maine who fears he may have accidentally killed his girlfriend He is being blackmailed and can t remember if he did it he was just too drunk Would his old partner please fly over at once Grijpstra grudgingly makes his way to the US to help his old partner and confronts his own demons along the way.

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    1. I ve read little but good about van de Wetering, and have been meaning for ages to give him a try I m very glad that I ve finally done so I have of his books on the to be read shelves, and they ll definitely get their turn.De Wetering s series characters, the Amsterdam cops Grijpstra and de Gier, have now left the force Grijpstra is working as a P.I in Amsterdam while de Gier is in a remote part of Maine, US, living off his half of the two cops ill gotten proceeds from some shady business in a [...]

    2. All of our friends from the Amsterdam Municipal Police Murder Squad have left the force The Commissaris has retired, Grijpstra has become a PI, and de Gier is traveling the world looking for peace and tranquility De Gier is now back in the little town in Maine where he and Grijpstra helped the local Sheriff solve a mystery.Only now the Sheriff of the Town is a man named Hairy Harry who has a deputy named Billy Boy To say that the Sheriff is crooked is to say that there are drugs in Amsterdam De [...]

    3. Book 12 in the Grijpstra de Gier series was much different than previous books All the main characters have retired from the Amsterdam Police Force and have seemingly gone their separate ways Grijpstra into being a private investigator, de Gier traveling the world, and the commissaris enjoying himself in his garden with Katrien and Turtle.The main premise of the book de Gier is back in Maine, and has gotten himself into a bit of trouble Naturally, he calls upon his old partner to come and help h [...]

    4. I ve long been a fan of van de Wetering s Grijpsta de Gier series I don t know why I had set this aside unread on my bookcase for so long over 20 years , except that I savored it all the on discovering it Few crime writers give me such pleasure I love so many of the elements the devotion to American jazz, the Zen koan like observations of the commissaris I admire the author s editing, moving the action along with little jumps This one is set in Maine, where the author lived for the last decades [...]

    5. One of the last Grijpstra and de Gier novels, this one is mostly set in Maine, after they ve all retired from the force I love all I ve read so far This series is a bit hard to comprehend at first because the main characters Amsterdam cops always seem to be talking past each other, looking everywhere but where they should be, making music and feeding turtles and cats instead of doing their jobs, etc.

    6. I liked this less than many of the other Grijpstre De Gier mysteries I ve read and I admit to a general fondness for the series Perhaps what bothered me was the clearly over the edge portrait of the one partner due to the use of drugs that is treated as a nuisance which led to a problem, but not as a problem in itself In that, I may display a lack of flexibility of mind Perhaps, too, the author is nearing the end of his series and losing an affinity for his characters Whatever.

    7. A late night call from de Gier sends Grijpstra to Maine to help his old partner, who s being blackmailed for a murder he may or may not have committed A complex plot, a cast of eccentric characters, and many discussions on the meaning of life, truth, right and wrong, and zen philosophy All in all a good read.

    8. A retired detective thinks he might have pushed a woman off a cliff, but he can t remember because he was under the influence of a couple of different substances Funny, with some philosophical underpinnings.

    9. I ve read all the van de Wetering mysteries we could get our hands on, but in the pre BookCrossing days Really want to re read, but need to get some jenever and herring in the house, first.

    10. A wonderful book A page turner with shamanic mysticism and crime, but no murder so to speak A bit fantastical towards the end, but such fun

    11. The last of the series, though I m reading them out of order Great finish, all the best traits of the series characters are on display here.

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