Search Results: "Pieter Aspe"


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THE FOURTH FIGURE by Pieter Aspe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The Satanists remain unsatisfyingly shadowy to the bitter end, but Aspe provides both a wholly unexpected culprit and the perfect setup for the moment in which his police hero finally becomes a father."
The fourth case of Bruges Commissioner Pieter Van In to reach these shores, originally published in Belgium in 1998, pins the raffish cop between a covey of Satanists and a very pregnant wife. Read full book review >

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FROM BRUGES WITH LOVE by Pieter Aspe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Van In's third features less of his complicated domestic life (The Midas Murders, 2013, etc.) and more head butting with higher-ups. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Now that his wife, deputy public prosecutor Hannelore Martens, is pregnant, Bruges' Inspector Pieter Van In can stop skirt-chasing and settle down to what he does best: antagonizing the powers that be. Read full book review >

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THE SQUARE OF REVENGE by Pieter Aspe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2013

"For those who discovered the Belgian city depicted here in the 2008 film In Bruges, this book will be a welcome return—with plenty more to come via translations of more Van In books, one hopes."
Belgian crime-fiction veteran Aspe's English-language debut thriller, originally published in Europe in 1995, introduces readers to chain-smoking, perpetually out-of-sorts DI Pieter Van In. Read full book review >

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THE MIDAS MURDERS by Pieter Aspe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

"Only Van In's intuition and his knack for noticing important details can explain how this raffish cop could possibly keep his job in this jokey, down-and-dirty tour of a town that can't make up its mind whether it's a museum for tourists or a haven for crooks."
Not only its citizens, but Bruges itself is under attack in this second case for Assistant Commissioner Pieter Van In to reach American shores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"Such concentrated attention on one work is rare even in art books for adults; libraries will want to snap up this lucid interrogation of Bruegel's masterpiece. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
That paintings provide windows into an artist's emotional and historical worlds becomes clear in this thoughtful entry in the Adventures in Art series, focused on Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF PIETER BRUEGEL by Anders C. Shafer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2001

An emeritus professor of art, Shafer spins a few bare wisps of documentation into a series of diary entries chronicling a 16th-century artist's journey from Antwerp to Italy and back. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL CONQUERS by Pieter R. Wiederhold
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Despite its flaws, this is a moving tale nobly brought to light."
A heartrending memoir that tells the story of life in the internment camps of World War II Indonesia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The message that one doesn't have to be perfect to be heroic is a good one—too bad its delivery isn't more accessible. (Picture book/religion. 7 & up)"
For children interested in Hinduism and its varied and numerous characters, this provides a general overview of Krishna and his many escapades. Read full book review >

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THE HABSBURG EMPIRE by Pieter M. Judson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2016

"A nuanced scholarly reappraisal of a significant European empire."
A fresh look at this sprawling empire that rejects its previous characterization as "backward" and asserts an overall administrative enlightenment the citizenry found engaging. Read full book review >