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After the Silence

After the Silence
  • Author(s): Jake Woodhouse
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

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...

Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures
  • Author(s): Patricia Ketola
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

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...

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

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...

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist
  • Author(s): Jessie Burton
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1680s

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...

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

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...

A Death at the Hotel Mondrian

A Death at the Hotel Mondrian
  • Author(s): Anja de Jager
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Lotte Meerman is faced with the choice of interviewing the latest victim in a string of assaults or talking to a man who claims he really isn’t dead, she picks the interview. After all, the man cannot possibly...

A View Across the Rooftops

A View Across the Rooftops
  • Author(s): Suzanne Kelman
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

University professor Josef Held has never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife – and has no intention of ever letting anyone new into his quiet, safe world. It is a world where the clock ticks steadily in his mathematics...

Initiation: Amsterdam, ’83

Initiation: Amsterdam, ’83
  • Author(s): Daniel Pembrey
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Novella
  • Era(s): 1983

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...

It Happened in Venice

It Happened in Venice
  • Author(s): Molly Hopkins
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Dublin, Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

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...

Rembrandt’s Mirror

Rembrandt’s Mirror
  • Author(s): Kim Devereux
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 17t Century

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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