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Janwillem van de Wetering

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Celebrating A Dutch Mystery Writer's Varied Life

Mystery novelist Janwillem Van de Wetering was once a motorcycle gang member in South Africa, an aspiring monk in Kyoto, Japan and a policeman in Amsterdam. The Dutch author of The Hollow-Eyed Angel, The Blond Baboon and The Maine Massacre died July 4 at the age of 77.

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From the Archives: Mystery Novelist Janwillem van de Wetering.

Mystery novelist Janwillem van de Wetering. Born in 1931, Wetering was once a motorcycle gang member in South Africa, an aspiring monk in Kyoto, Japan, and a police officer in Amsterdam. He is currently living in Maine. The Dutch author's colorful past has led him to be known as an eccentric and hypnotic storyteller whose novel "The Hollow-Eyed Angel" (Soho), the 13th in his Amsterdam cop series, is a story of crime and modern morality. (Originally aired 1/13/97.)

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Mystery Novelist Janwillem van de Wetering

Born in Rotterdam in 1931, Wetering was once a motorcycle gang member in South Africa, an aspiring monk in Kyoto, Japan, and a police officer in Amsterdam. He is currently living in Maine. The Dutch author's colorful past has led him to be known as an eccentric and hypnotic storyteller whose latest novel "The Hollow-Eyed Angel," the 13th in his Amsterdam cop series.

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