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Janwillem van de Wetering

Janwillem van de Wetering

·3.84·6,935 Ratings
“ Don't count the days, make the days count. ” ― Muhammad Ali
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  • A Glimpse of Nothingness: Experiences in an American Zen Community

    ·3.98·270 Ratings
    The description of a Zen path of one Westerner who began by seeking for the sense of it all, and who came to realize at least a part of it.
  • Outsider in Amsterdam (Grijpstra & de Gier Mystery #1)

    ·3.65·987 Ratings
    On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, the founder of a new religious society/commune—a group that calls itself “Hindist” and mixes elements of various “Eastern” traditions—is found hanging from a ceiling beam. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra an
  • Hard Rain

    ·3.96·201 Ratings
    During a random break-in, three heroin addicts discover the corpse of banker Martin Ijsbreker. They arrange his death to look like a suicide and flee with his valuables, but are found dead of an overdose the next day. The investigating officer dismissed t
  • Afterzen: Experiences of a Zen Student Out on His Ear

    ·3.82·125 Ratings
    In Afterzen, van de Wetering provides unorthodox solutions to a collection of classical koans found in Walter Nowick's The Wisteria Triangle. Van de Wetering gives them his own distinctive touch of humor, down to earth reality, and tough spirituality in t
  • The Blond Baboon

    ·3.82·294 Ratings
    While in the neighborhood investigating a pet poisoner, Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police are called to the home of a wealthy, middle-aged woman, the former lover of a man known only as "The Baboon," when her body turns up in her garden.
  • The Mind-Murders

    ·3.78·179 Ratings
    Mr. Fortune is suspected of murdering his wife. Grijpstra and de Gier begin a search that leads to the unidentified corpse of a man stuffed into the trunk of a stolen Mercedes. But where is the body of Mrs. Fortune? Tracking a killer without a corpse and
  • The Rattle-Rat

    ·3.96·167 Ratings
    Douwe Scherjoen was a well-to-do livestock dealer from the remote Dutch province of Friesland. Then his corpse was found, half-charred by flames, floating in a dory in Amsterdam's harbor. No one knows why he was in the nation's capital, far from the bucol
  • Tumbleweed

    ·3.86·377 Ratings
    Maria van Buren, a beautiful, high-class prostitute, is found dead with a knife in her back in her houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. Grijpstra and de Gier must solve the murder. Her tony clients all have sound alibis. Before the murderer is caught, the det
  • The Japanese Corpse (Grijpstra & De Gier Mystery, #5)

    ·3.82·288 Ratings
    The fifth Amsterdam Cops mysteryA beautiful waitress at Amsterdam’s most elegant Japanese restaurant reports that her boyfriend, a Japanese art dealer, is missing. The police search throughout the Netherlands and finally locate a corpse. But to find the
  • Just a Corpse at Twilight

    ·3.82·146 Ratings
    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 reme
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