Love in Amsterdam - A Van der Valk Crime Thriller - BBC Radio Audiobook - cheops
The first Van der Valk mystery by Nicolas Freeling.
A Van der Valk Thriller - Elsa de Charmoy is found shot with a Mauser 765; a gun bought by her lover Martin who swears he hasn't seen her for five years. But Inspector Van der Valk, the unorthodox hero of Freeling's crime blockbusters, has misgivings and applies a subtle, insidious pressure in a masterly performance of police interrogation. Martin is driven to examine his past culminating in an edgy and ultra-hypnotic reprise for Van der Valk amidst the streets and cafes of Amsterdam.
“The most outstanding police detective in European fiction since Maigret”- New York Times Book Review
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and produced by Ward Lowery.
Three episodes of 30 minutes each.
Martin's former lover has been murdered. He's the prime suspect and knows something. Van der Valk will winkle out the truth.
Martin has admitted the truth. He visited Elsa but he didn't kill her. His alibi is thin but Van der Valk takes a chance on him.
Murder victim Elsa de Charmoy has revealed a secret affair. Now Van der Valk needs a decoy to tempt the man out of hiding.
Read by David Troughton
About the Author:
Nicolas Freeling born Nicolas Davidson, (March 3, 1927 - July 20, 2003) was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the Van der Valk series of detective novels, which became a popular British early 1970s TV series.
Freeling was born in London, but travelled widely, and ended his life at his long-standing home near Strasbourg. He had followed a variety of occupations, including the armed services and the catering profession. He began writing during a three-week prison sentence, after being convicted of stealing some food. Freeling's 'The King of the Rainy Country' received a 1967 Edgar Award, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Novel. He also won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers' Association, and France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière.
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