Running a one-woman agency in Strasbourg, Arlette Van der Valk sets out to uncover an illegal fur-trader’s activities and ends up in the Argentine searching for a runaway. What ensues is a chilling warning from a mysterious voice on the telephone. It seems that one of her murdered husband’s rivals has finally caught up with her. Life for Arlette is just one damn thing after another.
Nicolas Freeling (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. 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. In 1968 his novel Love in Amsterdam was adapted as the film Amsterdam Affair directed by Gerry O’Hara and starring Wolfgang Kieling as van Der Valk.
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