Janwillem van de Wetering (1931-2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.
Praise for Janwillem van de Wetering
"Masterly Zen mysteries."
--The New York Times Book Review "[Van de Wetering] is doing what Simenon might have done if Albert Camus had sublet his skull."
--John Leonard "What makes this series so engaging is that the policemen are as quirky and complicated as the criminals."
--The Washington Post "Van de Wetering's wry style might be compared to caviar . . . Once you're hooked, there's nothing like it."
--The San Diego Union Tribune