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e-Book The Widow (A Van Der Valk Thriller) download

e-Book The Widow (A Van Der Valk Thriller) download

by Nicolas Freeling

ISBN: 1842328506
ISBN13: 978-1842328507
Language: English
Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd (January 1, 2001)
Pages: 280
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.8
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Nicolas Freeling (born Nicolas Davidson; 3 March 1927 – 20 July 2003), was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the "Van der Valk" series of detective novels.

Nicolas Freeling (born Nicolas Davidson; 3 March 1927 – 20 July 2003), was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the "Van der Valk" series of detective novels. A television series based on the character was produced for the British ITV network by Thames Television during the 1970s, and revived in the 1990s. Freeling was born in London, but travelled widely, and ended his life at his long-standing home at Grandfontaine to the west of Strasbourg.

A Van der Valk Thriller - Arlette Van der Valk finds herself widowed from a man .

A Van der Valk Thriller - Arlette Van der Valk finds herself widowed from a man who left an indelible mark on the world of crime investigation. After her initial grief, Arlette is at a loose end - Piet was her life, but Van der Valk soon finds that making decisions help ease the pain. 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 were adapted for transmission on the British ITV network by Thames Television during the 1970s.

Piet Van Der Valk, a police inspector, and his wife Arlette Van Der Valk, a gourmet cook, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Love in Amsterdam (Van . A Van der Valk Thriller - A disturbing, super. ore.

Piet Van Der Valk, a police inspector, and his wife Arlette Van Der Valk, a gourmet cook, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Love in Amsterdam (Van Der Valk. Shelve Double-Barrel.

Series: A van der Valk thriller. Paperback: 232 pages. Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd (May 1, 2001). Start reading Tsing-Boum on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Arlette Van der Valk: Stella Gonet Piet Van der Valk: Nigel Anthony Bates: Thelma Whiteley Danny de Vries . 2: The Widow Arlette Van der Valk's new venture - a private advice bureau - is about to land her in a whole lot of trouble.

Arlette Van der Valk: Stella Gonet Piet Van der Valk: Nigel Anthony Bates: Thelma Whiteley Danny de Vries: Mark Straker Hilary de Vries: Charlotte Attenborough Prince: Eric Allan Saint: Nick Waring Richard: Jonathan Broadbent.

The Widow - Nicolas Freeling. Arlette Sauve from the department of the Var, more recently the Widow Van der Valk from Holland, now most legally Madame, Frau or Mrs Arthur Davidson, fitted in comfortably. She was driving west, towards France

The Widow - Nicolas Freeling. Chapter 1. Arthur Davidson’s lurid imagination. It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. That much was accurate – Arthur knew the opening paragraph of The Big Sleep by heart. She was driving west, towards France. She came out on the big U of the Place de Haguenau.

Nicolas Freeling, was a British crime novelist, best known . Then he started his second detective series, French Inspector, Henri Castang to revive his failing income, and some considered Castang superior to Van der Valk

Nicolas Freeling, was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the Van der Valk series of detective novels  . Then he started his second detective series, French Inspector, Henri Castang to revive his failing income, and some considered Castang superior to Van der Valk. lt;/p

After the death of her notorious husband Van der Valk, Arlette has had to make a new life for herself, with a new city, new job, and now a new man. But being married to a detective for twenty years has left its mark, and the pull of her late husband's work draws her in. Her new husband. Her new husband, Arthur, has the remarkable idea that Arlette should go into helping people professionally, and her very own advice bureau is born.

Arlette Van der Valk finds herself widowed from a man who left an indelible mark on the world of crime investigation. After remarrying, she sets up an advisory agency but things don't always run smoothly as this ingenious story shows. Not only dealing with her clients' problems, Arlette must also deal with threats to her life.

A Van der Valk Thriller - Arlette Van der Valk finds herself widowed from a man who left an indelible mark on the world of crime investigation. After her initial grief, Arlette is at a loose end - Piet was her life, but Van der Valk soon finds that making decisions help ease the pain. After remarrying, she sets up an advisory agency but things don't always run smoothly as this ingenious story shows. Not only dealing with her clients' problems, Arlette must also deal with threats to her life.
Comments:
Simple fellow
Authors sometimes tire of their fictional heroes long before their loyal readers - Sherlock Holmes and John Le Carre's Smiley come to mind - and then struggle to convincingly, if briefly, resurrect them (Holmes) or convert their readership to accepting a new heroic character. To the stunned disbelief of thousands Freeling killed off his adored Dutch `copper' Piet Van der Valk after a dozen best-selling novels and several runs of a highly popular European TV series. He claimed that as he had relocated from Amsterdam and was now living in France he felt he could no longer accurately reflect the Dutch culture, and he introduced an entirely new policeman Henri Castang in a series that was actually more developed and multi-faceted than the Van der Valk series.

Stunned in his turn by his fans reaction - they even stopped publishing his work in a couple of European markets - Freeling, briefly, reintroduced Van der Valk family in the character of Arlette, Piet's widow whom he had in any case made French in the series, As a compromise Arlette, the widow of the title, begins detective work in Strasbourg, a city set in France but very `deutsch' in culture.

Like other compromises this one, for me, did not satisfy. Redeemed only by Freeling's talented writing and deliberately obscure plot twists, the novel is not to the quality of either the earlier Van der Valk or the Castang series.

Amerikan_Volga
I'm probably being a little bit harsh in giving this book only three stars-- I think from a writer who was not Nicolas Freeling it would have easily cleared four-- but it isn't up to the par of his usual standard, even while it is a decent read.
_The Widow_ is set after the death of Van Der Valk in _Aupres de Ma Blonde_ and features his widow Arlette setting up a counseling service/detective agency in Strasbourg with her new sociologist husband. She starts off with what she thinks is a girl being treated badly by her family and ends up in an entirely different and more dangerous kettle of fish.
Given that Arlette was one of my least favorite elements of the more standard Van Der Valk novels, I'm honestly suprised that I liked it as much as I did. It's hurt by the initial pages, which are unnecessarily confusing in setting the stage. It's definitely not where to begin with Freeling, but is something for the real fan.

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