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Freeling, Nicolas

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(1927-2003) UK author, long resident in Europe, best known for the Van der Valk detective series, featuring Piet Van der Valk, Commissaris in the Amsterdam police; he appeared in most of Freeling's earlier novels, though not in Gadget (1977), in which an abducted physicist is persuaded by his abductors to construct an atomic bomb; this tale segues into the Near Future. [JC]

Nicolas Freeling

born London: 3 March 1927

died Mutzig, Bas-Rhine, France: 20 July 2003


  • Gadget (London: Heinemann, 1977) [hb/nonpictorial]


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