Thursday, July 30, 2009

DeKOK AND THE MASK OF DEATH by Baantjer (Speck)

The "Dutch Conan Doyle" has done it again. Two young women are reported missing under mysterious circumstances: They are accompanied to the hospital for a blood test and vanish. The hospital personnel deny ever having seen them. As DeKok (with a K-O-K) and his young partner Vledder investigate, things become cloudier, not clearer. When DeKok's feet show signs of tiring, he knows the cases are going poorly. Eventually, with steady investigation, knowledge of the Amsterdam underworld, and a keen intellect…

Each of the Inspector DeKok stories is a jewel. This one shines like its peers.

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