van de Wetering, Janwillem THE JAPANESE CORPSE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1977). 0395257778 / 9780395257777 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Slight spine lean, spots of light stain to the page edges, tiny speckled spots to the top page edges, else very good plus; in a very good minus dust jacket that is worn, age-toned, nicked, and torn.
Those "antic and gentle" detectives de Gier and Grijpstra of the Amsterdam police force are back in their fifth adventure, this time the philosophical flatfoots must deal with heroin smugglers, stolen art and the yakusa, the Japanese mafia.