Janwillem van de Wetering has been an Amsterdam policeman, a world traveler, and a Buddhist monk. As a result, his intelligent sophistication, international flair, and wry humor shine in each of the Grijpstra and DeGier mysteries. Just a Corpse at Twilight pulls Henk Grijpstra into a case that threatens to ruin his colleague, Rinus DeGier. As the middle-aged Grijpstra enjoys an evening of comfort in Amsterdam, he gets an unexpected phone call. It is a frantic plea from DeGier, who has retired to live off the coast of Maine. During a bungled, drugged attempt to attain enlightenment, DeGier thinks he may have killed a woman. Can Grijpstra come quickly to America to help his old buddy? As strange as the case sounds, it doesn't prepare Grijpstra for the gossipy intrigue and neighborly double-dealing that he finds in Jamestown, Maine. George Guidall voices the humor and affection between the two men, while also capturing the flavor of this quirky Maine fishing village.
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by Janwillem Van de Wetering
by Cynthia Rylant
by Ross Thomas
"A middle-aged ex-cop in Amsterdam and his soul-searching, substance-abusing former partner are the wheels that turn this excellent, albeit quirky, mystery. And George Guidall is certainly up to the task of interpreting the tale of these unlikely Dutch detectives and their encounters in a Maine fishing village. Guidall uses his voice as a gentle, singsong tool, making the foreign sounds and the Zen character of the story accessible to even the most skeptical of listeners. The reading and the story itself are funny, intelligent and, above all, very human. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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