Dekok and the Geese of Death

Dekok and the Geese of Death DeKok s maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior The New York Times Book Review Baantjer has created an odd police

  • Title: Dekok and the Geese of Death
  • Author: A.C. Baantjer
  • ISBN: 9781933108377
  • Page: 248
  • Format: ebook
  • DeKok s maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior The New York Times Book Review Baantjer has created an odd police detective who roams Amsterdam interacting with the widest possible range of antisocial types This series is the answer to an insomniac s worst fears The Boston Globe BaaDeKok s maverick personality certainly makes him a compassionate judge of other outsiders and an astute analyst of antisocial behavior The New York Times Book Review Baantjer has created an odd police detective who roams Amsterdam interacting with the widest possible range of antisocial types This series is the answer to an insomniac s worst fears The Boston Globe Baantjer s laconic, rapid fire storytelling has spun out a surprisingly complex web of mysteries Kirkus Reviews DeKok is a careful, compassionate policeman in the tradition of Maigret crime fans will enjoy this Library Journal It s easy to understand the appeal of Amsterdam police detective DeKok The Los Angeles Times Renowned mystery author A.C Baantjer brings to life Inspector DeKok in another stirring potboiler full of suspenseful twists and unusual conclusions.In The Geese of Death, DeKok takes on Igor Stablinsky, a man accused of bludgeoning a wealthy old man and his wife To DeKok s unfailing eye the killing urge is visibly present in the suspect during questioning, but did he commit this particular crime All signs point to one of the few remaining estates in Holland The answer lies within a strange family, suspicions of incest, deadly geese and a horrifying mansion Baantjer s perceptive style brings to light the essences of his characters, touching his audience with subtle wit and irony.A.C Baantjer is one of the most widely read authors in the Netherlands A former detective inspector of the Amsterdam Police, his fictional characters reflect the depth and personality of individuals encountered during his 38 year career in law enforcement.

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    1. A. C. Baantjer's DeKok and the Geese of Death (Intrigue Press) introduced me to the Dutch criminal argot known as Bargoens, which is interesting. The book, however, is a fairly pedestrian and literal translation of the original Dutch novel, which struck me repeatedly as jarring and uninspiring. DeKok is a Sherlock Holmes-like detective with a vast knowledge of the arcane that he uses (even if unconsciously) to awe his colleagues and sniff out criminals. In this very weak tale, however, it is fai [...]

    2. Interesting mystery. Inspector DeKok is called to investigate a woman's claims that her life has been threatened. It is in another precinct and he is not happy about going. He has the woman's geese trying to attack him when he first arrives and later on they are poisoned and he is called to investigate. He is worried about a suspected murderer who has escaped police custody and doesn't want to bother with this old woman and her geese.The woman's gardener is then murdered so DeKok and his partner [...]

    3. Remember what I said about there being a crime/detective/hoorar genre for every taste? Here you go. I'd also like to point out that this is in fact the first book that pops up when you type in "geese of death." Have some metrics, !These are super short books. These are translations that are not always perfect, the covers are unsophisticated, and if *I* can find the proofreading goofs, there's something up. I like to think these are labor-of-love translations. Still -- I find them a charming.

    4. 3.5 A perfectly enjoyable installment, with good balance of the core elements and a case both straightforward and interesting. Rounding up due to inclusion of a quite fun short.

    5. The setting, Amsterdam, and the welcome absence of gruesome and sadistic crime details make this mystery a perfectly acceptable way to spend an afternoon reading.

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