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After the Silence

After the Silence

Author(s): Jake Woodhouse

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam’s old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim’s mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But...

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Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures

Author(s): Patricia Ketola

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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When New York art dealer Elizabeth Martel’s mother falls ill, she returns to her hometown in the Midwest. After her mother’s death she is seriously short of funds, and a friend suggests she take a job as art adviser...

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Author(s): Dominic Smith

Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

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Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

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The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

Author(s): Jessie Burton

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1680s

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There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from...

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A Cold Death in Amsterdam

A Cold Death in Amsterdam

Author(s): Anja de Jager

Location(s): Alkmaar, Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Set in Amsterdam, the novel introduces Lotte Meerman, a Cold Case detective still recovering from the emotional devastation of her previous investigation. A tip-off leads Lotte to an unresolved ten-year-old murder case in which her father was the lead...

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House of Dolls

House of Dolls

Author(s): David Hewson

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Anneliese Vos, sixteen-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. Her distraught father’s desperate search reveals nothing and results in his departure from the police force. Pieter now lives in a broken down...

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Initiation: Amsterdam, ’83

Initiation: Amsterdam, ’83

Author(s): Daniel Pembrey

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Novella

Era(s): 1983

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In autumn 1983, Henk van der Pol is twenty-three years old and just one week out of police training. His dream is to be admitted to the elite detective bureau of Amsterdam’s police force, but he knows he needs...

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It Happened in Venice

It Happened in Venice

Author(s): Molly Hopkins

Location(s): Amsterdam, Dublin, Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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He cheated, but only once! Evie Dexter has promised to forgive and forget her fiancé Rob – and her efforts to absolve his sins are paying off: in the past ten days she’s only called him a two-timing love...

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Rembrandt’s Mirror

Rembrandt’s Mirror

Author(s): Kim Devereux

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 17t Century

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A stunningly imagined debut novel about the turbulent world of the master painter Rembrandt and the three women who shaped his life, seen through the eyes of his last great love and muse – a lowly housemaid  “Hendrickje, a...

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The Words In My Hand

The Words In My Hand

Author(s): Guinevere Glasfurd

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 17th Century

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The Words in My Hand is the reimagined true story of Helena Jans, a Dutch maid in 17th-century Amsterdam, who works for Mr Sergeant the English bookseller. When a mysterious and reclusive lodger arrives – the Monsieur – Mr Sergeant...

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