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Those in peril
Freeling, Nicolas.
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New York : Mysterious Press, [1990]

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212 pages ; 23 cm
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Novelist Nicolas Freeling was born in London on March 3, 1927. After serving in the military and working as a cook, he began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while in prision for theft. He is best know for his Piet Van der Valk dective stories which inspired two television series. He also created the Henri Castang series and wrote numerous individual novels. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for The King of the Rainy Country. He also won the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier. He died on July 20, 2003 at the age of 76.

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Booklist Review

Freeling's police procedurals represent the genre's state of the art. This is a mystery without a murder, but the characters are so richly created that a trail of corpses isn't necessary to sustain the plot. Commissaire Henri Castang's penchant for creating politically awkward situations for Police Judiciaire brass has resulted in his banishment to the Fine Arts Fraud Squad in Paris. The hope that this will keep him out of trouble is short-lived. Putting his job on the line in defense of his principles, Castang initiates a private investigation of a member of the French gentry who is preying on young girls. A new Castang novel is always a cause for celebration, and this one is no exception. ~--Elliot Swanson