July 8th, 2008


(no subject)

Janwillem van de Wetering has passed away.

I haven't found any detailed reports in English yet, but he was 77, I assume it was natural causes. I have a complete collection of his Amsterdam Police novels, from the Soho Crime series, as well as a few of his Zen writings. The man was a monk and a volunteer policeman. I can't wait to see the Telegraph obituary in a day or two.

I briefly dated a girl whose father worked with him on the Amsterdam police force.