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DEKOK AND THE GEESE OF DEATH
                A.C. BAANTJER

Looking for an escape from the everyday life.  Pick up this book and travel the streets of Amsterdam with Inspector DeKok of the Amsterdam Municipal Police (Homicide) and his partner Vledder.  You will stroll through the quarter and see DeKok lift his hat for Aunt Mary; a semi retired madam of a small brothel.  Have a drink with Little Lowee, a little bartender with an intimate knowledge of the underworld.  When you ride it will be in an old VW Beatle but you won't hear the blare of the police radio because DeKok does not allow a radio in his vehicle.

You will meet Igor Stabinsky, a vicious man, who is known to have killed senior citizens with a blow to the back of the head.  You will be called to the home of  Isolde Bildijk who states she has received threatening letters.  Isolde has decided to protect herself by having a flock of geese in her yard.  You will search for German Inge who is a prostitute and known to be the lover of Igor Stabinsky.

Isolde's geese are poisoned and she summons her family to her side and Inspector DeKok is pressed hard by his superiors to make an arrest for the killing of the geese.  While the geese lay dead in the yard and DeKok ponders his next step he is soon called back because of the murder of Isolde's servant and more murders follow.

For a real Amsterdam adventure don't miss this book.

REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. REID

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, PATRICIA E. REID

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