Love in Amsterdam

Love in Amsterdam

‘Freeling’s Inspector Van der Valk is less rugged than Rebus, less parsonical than Dalgliesh, more Morse than Frost, and more Maigret than any of them. Marvellous’ – Anita Brookner

A woman, Elsa, is brutally murdered in her Amsterdam apartment. Her ex-lover, Martin, is seen outside the building around the time of the crime. The witness who saw him? A policeman.

It looks like a straightforward case – but police inspector Van der Valk is not convinced. Despite all the evidence – and the fact that Martin originally denied he was at the apartment – he believes Martin is not guilty of murder. Instead of charging him, Van der Valk takes him on a tour: a tour of the investigation; a tour of Martin’s own past; and a tour into the darkly obsessive world of Elsa…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Classic Crime

On Sale: 14th May 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781471920615

Reviews

Freeling is the only British novelist of consequence to have tackled modern Europe
DAILY TELEGRAPH
He was the most thoroughly European of British crime writers
GUARDIAN
Elegant style and continually interesting narrative which give his novels their special flavour
P D James
Freeling's Inspector Van der Valk is less rugged than Rebus, less parsonical than Dalgliesh, more Morse than Frost, and more Maigret than any of them. Marvellous
Anita Brookner
Freeling is a joy to read
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Freeling writes like no one else
LA TIMES
If you've never heard of Nicolas Freeling you're in for a treat. Read one and you'll want to get all the Freelings
COSMOPOLITAN
No one writing in the field can equal Freeling's depth and variety
NEW YORK NEWSDAY
The air of civilised urbanity that runs through Freeling's books is to most detective novels what Henry James is to Zane Grey
NEW YORK TIMES
There can be no doubt Mr Freeling is a genuinely masterful novelist
SUNDAY TIMES