Thursday, July 10, 2008

Van de Wetering Makes a Comeback

This, folks, is the best way to honor the passing of an author. Not long after it was announced earlier in the week that Dutch crime fictionist Janwillem van de Wetering had died of cancer at age 77, Soho Press sent out a news release that included the following welcome information:
Soho Press published fourteen books by van de Wetering, featuring adjutant Henrik Grijpstra and Sergeant Rinus de Gier. Critical acclaim was unanimously enthusiastic in publications such as the New York Times, Time, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Soho Press will be reissuing all of van de Wetering’s Soho Crime novels in paperback, beginning in the fall of 2008.
The emphasis is mine. But the enthusiasm for this move by Soho is broadly shared, I’m sure.

READ MORE:Amsterdam Cops, Kyoto Dicks, Seals, and Porcupines,” by Steve Steinbock (Criminal Brief); “Review: Death of a Hawker, by Janwillem van de Wetering,” by Kerrie Smith (Mysteries in Paradise).

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