TITLE: HET LIJK IN DE HAARLEMMERHOUTTUINEN
AUTHOR: JANWILLEM VAN DE WETERING
Details: nr.1 Grijpstra en De Gier Mystery
English Title: Outsider in Amsterdam
I'm not actually sure that this is the correct English title for this book, but the publishing years are the same.
Brigadier De Gier and Adjudant Grijpstra are called to the Haarlemmerhouttuinen in Amsterdam, where a man is dead, hanging from a ceiling beam.
The man is Piet Verboom, director of the Hindistish Institute which is located in that building. And although the death looks like suicide, Grijpstra and De Gier have their doubts. There's money missing and two known drug dealers where on teh premisses when the death occurred. And there's the mysterious papoa from New Guinea called Van Meeteren, who reported the death, appears very friendly and helpful, but tells them very little.
Good mystery and fun to read again after so many years. A bit dated, as it's set in the 1970's, but being led around Amsterdam more than made up for that.
And I enjoyed reading in my mother tongue again for a change.