A gritty, terse glimpse at life through the indomitable lens of a crime classic master. Portraying the oddities and kinks of human behaviour as well as the prejudices inherent in nations, Freeling casts a loving and sometimes scathing eye on humanity in this accomplished novel. Henri Castang is exposed as a raw, vulnerable man when faced with the cruel truth that he had a part, a share and even responsibility in the deaths of others throughout Europe.
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Born in London in 1927, Nicolas Freeling is the author of over thirty titles, many of which are part of the crime genre. His education was broad and he attended a series of schools in England, Ireland and France. He served in the Royal Air Force, and from 1950 worked at various jobs in kitchens, hotels and restaurants throughout Europe. It was this intimate knowledge of the continent that influenced the style and settings of his subsequent books. The first of these was published in 1961. He is best known for the creation of Inspector Piet Van der Valk, an irascible detective engaged in ordinary crime, political intrigue and international affairs. Freeling is married, has four sons and one daughter and currently resides in France.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140074503
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140074503
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