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Albert Cornelis "Appie" Baantjer (September 16, 1923, Urk, Flevoland — August 29, 2010), often simply known as Baantjer, was a Dutch novelist of detective fiction and a former police officer.

He is mainly known for his large series of detective novels revolving around police inspector De Cock and his side-kick, sergeant Vledder. The name of the protagonist simply means "cook" in Dutch, but has an unusual spelling which is at the heart of a running gag that involves De Cock spelling out his name every time he introduces himself to someone.

The novels have spin-offs in the form of a motion picture and a long-running TV-series. Both are named after the author, rather than the main character(s). This led to screenwriter Berend Boudewijn's bitter statement in a Dutch TV Guide ("VPRO Gids", November 11, 2005) that "Baantjer is the only TV-series in the world that is named after a writer, even though it is not written by him". This is not entirely true : Belgian TV-series "Aspe" is also named after its writer. The first season was written by author Pieter Aspe, but the second season is not written by him.

Baantjer's novels have made their way into the English language through the publishing house Speck Press. De Cock's name has been translated as DeKok. There are approximately 23 of the 60 published Baantjer titles available in English. His books have also been translated into Spanish, French, Russian and Korean and Estonian.
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Total Books: 31
DeKok and the Corpse by Return
2010 - Dekok and the Corpse By Return [Inspector DeKok Investigates] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781933108322
ISBN-10: 1933108320
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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DeKok and the Mask of Death
2009 - Dekok and the Mask of Death (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781933108308
ISBN-10: 1933108304
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Dekok and the Dead Harlequin
2009 - Dekok and the Dead Harlequin [Inspector Dekok] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781933108278
ISBN-10: 1933108274
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

DeKok and the Dead Lovers
2008 - Dekok and the Dead Lovers [Inspector DeKok Investigates] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781933108223
ISBN-10: 1933108223
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2006 - Dekok and Variations on Murder [Inspector Dekok] (Paperback)Paperback
DeKok and the Death of a Clown
2005 - Dekok and the Death of a Clown [Inspector DeKok Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933108032
ISBN-10: 1933108037
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Substores
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Murder in Amsterdam
2003 - Murder in Amsterdam [Inspector Dekok Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781890768577
ISBN-10: 189076857X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4

Dekok and the Sorrowing Tomcat
2001 - Dekok and the Sorrowing Tomcat (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312241919
ISBN-10: 0312241917
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Dekok and the Deadly Accord
1997 - Dekok and the Deadly Accord [Inspector Dekok, Bk 14] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881164142
ISBN-10: 1881164144
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Dekok and Murder in Seance
1997 - Dekok and Murder in Seance [Dekok, Bk 17] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881164159
ISBN-10: 1881164152
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall
1994 - Dekok and the Corpse at the Church Wall (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881164104
ISBN-10: 1881164101
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Murder in Amsterdam Two Books in One
1993 - Murder in Amsterdam Two Books in One [Dekok and the Sunday Strangler and Dekok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781881164005
ISBN-10: 1881164004
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 9

Dekok and Murder on the Menu
1992 - Dekok and Murder on the Menu [Dekok] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881164319
ISBN-10: 1881164314
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Dekok and Murder by Melody
Dekok and Murder By Melody (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781881164197
ISBN-10: 1881164195
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De Cock und der tote Hampelmann
De Cock Und Der Tote Hampelmann (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783548102139
ISBN-10: 3548102131
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De Cock en het lijk in de kerstnacht
De Cock En Het Lijk in De Kerstnacht (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026101076
ISBN-10: 9026101074
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Een Strop Voor Bobby [Dutch Edition] (Other)
De Cock en de naakte juffer
De Cock En De Naakte Juffer [Fontein paperbacks - Dutch Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026101472
ISBN-10: 9026101473
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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De Cock en moord in brons
De Cock En Moord in Brons (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026103100
ISBN-10: 9026103107
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De Cock en moord in beeld
De Cock En Moord in Beeld (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026104527
ISBN-10: 9026104529
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De Cock en't wassend kwaad
De Cock En't Wassend Kwaad (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026107221
ISBN-10: 9026107226
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De Cock en moord bij maanlicht
De Cock En Moord Bij Maanlicht (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026108136
ISBN-10: 9026108133
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De Cock En Een Deal Met De Duivel
De Cock En Een Deal Met De Duivel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789026113413
ISBN-10: 9026113412
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