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King of the Rainy Country
King of the Rainy Country
Author: Nicolas Freeling
A Van der Valk Thriller - On a parched Spanish hillside, Van der Valk spills blood and splinters bone. A handsome millionaire is missing. A naked girl has disappeared with him. Van der Valk has the arduous task of finding out why and where they are. And some people would shoot him for trying.
ISBN-13: 9789997512635
ISBN-10: 9997512634
Publication Date: 6/1966
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Publisher: Harper Row
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Just finished reading Nicolas Freeling's The King of the Rainy Country, which features Inspector Piet Van Der Valk. He works out of Amsterdam, but cases occasionally take him various places in Western Europe. In 1975, a millionaire and an 18-year old naked girl disappear. He is sent to find them, a journey that takes him to France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and ever-deepening mysteries. I spend most of my time in the medieval era, but Freeling -- there are at least 35 mysteries in English, in series featuring not only Van Der Valk, but also Henri Castang, Arlette Van Der Valk, and others -- is one of the few writers that tempt me into the 20th century.
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