Love in Amsterdam
Van der Valk Book 1
'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' TLS 'You're in for a treat' COSMOPOLITANA 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...
|Book publisher||The Murder Room|
|Publication date||28 Apr 2020|