The Hollow-Eyed Angel (2020)

The Hollow-Eyed Angel Janwillem van de Wetering The Hollow Eyed Angel The thirteenth Amsterdam Cops mysteryThe commissaris is about to retire from the Amsterdam police force when volunteer officer Johan Termeer approaches him for help Johan fears his elderly uncle has b
  • Title: The Hollow-Eyed Angel
  • Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
  • ISBN: 9781569470916
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
The Hollow-Eyed Angel Janwillem van de Wetering The thirteenth Amsterdam Cops mysteryThe commissaris is about to retire from the Amsterdam police force when volunteer officer Johan Termeer approaches him for help Johan fears his elderly uncle has been murdered in faraway New York, the corpse found decimated by animals in Central Park The commissaris agrees to look into the matter since he s already heading to New YorkThe thirteenth Amsterdam Cops mysteryThe commissaris is about to retire from the Amsterdam police force when volunteer officer Johan Termeer approaches him for help Johan fears his elderly uncle has been murdered in faraway New York, the corpse found decimated by animals in Central Park The commissaris agrees to look into the matter since he s already heading to New York for a law enforcement convention, and brings Sergeant de Gier along with him.
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  1. Frank McAdam

    I ve read several of van de Wetering s Amsterdam police mysteries and thought this one was easily the best, not least because it takes place in NYC rather than Amsterdam What s better than sitting in Central Park reading a mystery about a murder that takes place in Central Park Van de Wetering s offbeat Zen style works perfectly here without ever becoming contrived It s not that difficult to figure who the culprit is, but I have a feeling the author planned it that way It certainly didn t make t [...]

  2. Stefan Percy

    Well, this is the 13th and penultimate book of the Grijpstra de Gier series and I must say, I was not impressed by this one at all Not sure if the tank is just getting down to fumes for Janwillem van de Wetering and these characters, but this was far worse than any of the other books I have read so far in this series, and I have found at least two others on the less than desirable side of the fence.As the story goes The Uncle of a Dutch auxiliary police officer is found dead in Central Park in N [...]

  3. James Wayne Proctor

    Another fine addition to the zen mystery series This eleventh installment incarnation finds our intrepid Amsterdam detectives, de Gier and Grijpstra, investigating the mysterious death of a free spirited Dutch bookseller in Central Park Did his hairstylist son do him in or was it that kick in the head from a policewoman s horse Full of deft touches of character and incident, the author crafts a light tale with spiritual undertones In each book there is always something that stands out for me tha [...]

  4. John

    Oh, this is a weird one The mystery seems here to mainly be an excuse for all kinds of interesting discussions between the characters, concerning Zen and other forms of Buddhist philosophy, as well as the nature of guilt, the purpose of punishment, the truth or meaning of dreams, and a raft of other things As a one time student of philosophy with a keen interest in Eastern thought, I thought that stuff was great The problem is, I wanted to read a copy mystery starring my favorite Dutch detective [...]

  5. Stuart Lutzenhiser

    A dutch ex pat dies in Central Park in New York City and his nephew comes to the Amsterdam murder brigade to ask that they investigate his death as the police in NYC seem to not be doing much The nephew is a volunteer policeman himself and calls in the favor to get them to do it They spend a fair amount of time trying to get to the bottom of it which they do but they also spend a fair amount of time discussing the nature of good and evil, the various ways at looking at existence and moral respon [...]

  6. Catherine Woodman

    an de Wetering continues his search for the true meaning of being and nothingness The commissaris and Sergeant de Gier travel to New York to investigate the death of an uncle of a member of the Amsterdam Police Reserve Throughout the course of their investigation, the Dutch detectives continue their own personal search for enlightenment Van de Wetering has a talent for giving his readers than a casual glimpse of the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, yet he manages to do so without preaching about it [...]

  7. Tim

    Had to laugh that I picked up this Dutch mystery and was reading it as I sat in a coffee shop near Central Park a cold rain kept me out of the park itself The plot involves a mysterious corpse found in Central Park, whose Dutch connections bring the Commissaris, Grijpstra, and De Gier into the investigation The plot here is fairly improbable, but the mystery is of such secondary importance to the Zen like conversations The characters are remarkably developed, the discussions funny and philosophi [...]

  8. Sandie

    For years I had read about Janwillem van de Wetering and recently a friend gave me one of his books as a present Nothing to do but read it This one takes place on both sides of the Atlantic pond, with Dutch detectives in New York and Amsterdam coordinating on the sleuthing A volunteer policeman comes to the commisaris because his uncle s body has been found under a bush in Central Park and the local police do not think he was murdered The author was once a Buddhist monk, which influences the sto [...]

  9. Ron

    The author and this series seem to have received undeserved hype While the characters are quirky and the philosophical musings interesting, the book fails utterly as detective fiction There is no plot to speak of, the author creates almost no dramatic tension, and the book lapses into incoherence quite often a sexual encounter that seemed perfectly fine is portrayed only pages later as completely horrifying, and small plot points are often overlooked in a similar fashion It is a quick read that [...]

  10. Mikee

    This is a marvelous book Not your typical novel, where things move from beginning to end, being mostly believable as you go There is no beginning There is no end What there is is the unique style of van der Wetering, along with a healthy splash of zen and some great characterizations Believable Not really, at least until it all comes together at the end, but of what importance is that

  11. Jason Paulios

    I love these copswords I never thought I d write A mystery novel actually made me wander about yesterday pondering human nature, the need for forgiveness, the abstract idea of nothingness and whether you can ever get to nothing through doingwhich is something I forgot how much I like thinking Which is sad.

  12. Millicent Swinson

    I deduct a star only because this book doesn t quite attain the dizzying heights to which Van de Wetering rather often soars It s still very, very good, and I probably would ve liked it if I d seen The Road Warrior.

  13. Amy

    I ve read all the van de Wetering mysteries we could get our hands on, but in the pre BookCrossing days Really want to re read, but need to get some jenever and herring in the house, first.

  14. Veerle

    I did read these books some years agoo, but this one I only found recently I forgot how good they are Stories about the Amsterdam the Netherlands police This one takes place partly in New York and in Amsterdam.

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