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Love in Amsterdam

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30th April 2020

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471920608

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The first novel in the acclaimed VAN DER VALK series – now a major new ITV series starring Marc Warren

‘Masterful’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘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’ COSMOPOLITAN

A 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…

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Anita Brookner
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
Ann Cleeves, author of the bestselling VERA novels
A slim, intense story of sexual obsession. It changed my ideas about the possibilities of crime fiction
LA TIMES
Freeling writes like no one else
NEW YORK NEWSDAY
No one writing in the field can equal Freeling's depth and variety
NEW YORK TIMES
The air of civilised urbanity that runs through Freeling's books is to most detective novels what Henry James is to Zane Grey
COSMOPOLITAN
If you've never heard of Nicolas Freeling you're in for a treat. Read one and you'll want to get all the Freelings
P D James
Elegant style and continually interesting narrative which give his novels their special flavour
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Freeling is a joy to read
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Freeling is the only British novelist of consequence to have tackled modern Europe
GUARDIAN
He was the most thoroughly European of British crime writers
SUNDAY TIMES
There can be no doubt Mr Freeling is a genuinely masterful novelist