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Biography: Janwillem van de Wetering

Janwillem van de Wetering is a successful Dutch author, who writes in both Dutch and English. He has traveled widely, studied in a Zen monastery, and been an Amsterdam police officer. He is particularly well known for his detective fiction.

Janwillem van de Wettering's Top 10 Favourite Books

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Book review: Mangrove Mama... And Other Tropical Tales Of Terror by Janwillem Van de Wetering

This eclectic little collection of short stories is very Janwillem Van de Wetering - and I feel qualified to say that even though I've only read a total of two of his books now. His personality permeates every corner of his writing, and he has an intriguing style combined with a taste for the bizarre that combines very happily. Having read his bio, I could sort of tell why he was heading in those directions, but it certainly didn't detract from the reading experience.

Book review: Just A Corpse At Twilight by Janwillem van de Wetering

Apparently this little gem is the twelfth book in the Grijpstra and DeGrier Mystery series (I can just manage to pronounce DeGrier, but I can’t even begin to vocalise Grijpstra), which follows two Dutch detectives going about their business in a manner that is extremely read-worthy. Just A Corpse At Twilight is well written with a decent plot and manages to convey the constant message that it isn’t just another murder mystery police novel. And if all this hasn’t convinced you, the back flap of the book jacket contains a photo of the writer, and one look at him should convince you that this will be an interesting read indeed.

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