Inspector DeKok by AC Baantjer
Inspector DeKok is the protagonist in a series of detective fiction novels by Dutch novelist A.C. Baantjer. This Dutch detective teams up with his sidekick Vledder. The series combines the police procedural with a puzzle mystery. In Dutch, the character’s name is spelled “De Cock,” but the spelling was changed for the English translation. The series has been adapted to both film and television.

A.C. Baantjer debuted Inspector DeKok in English in 1992 with the novel DeKok and the Somber Nude. Only 23 of the 60 Inspector DeKok novels have been translated to English (to date). Below is a list of A.C. Baantjer’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector DeKok Books

DeKok and the Somber Nude(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder on the Menu(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Sorrowing Tomcat(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Disillusioned Corpse(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Dead Harlequin(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Romantic Murder(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Careful Killer(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Brothers of the Easy Death(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Corpse at the Church Wall(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and The Dancing Death(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Naked Lady(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Dying Stroller(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Deadly Accord(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder in Seance(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder in Ecstacy(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Begging Death(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder by Installment(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Corpse by Return(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Murder in First Class(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Mask of Death(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Dance Macabre(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Devils Conspiracy(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Disfiguring Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Duel at Night(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Deadly Warning(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Geese of Death(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder on Blood Mountain(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder Depicted(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Death of a Clown(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Murder in Bronze(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Murder by Melody(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Dead Lovers(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and the Vendetta(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
DeKok and Variations on Murder(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Inspector DeKok Synopses: In DeKok and the Sunday Strangler by A.C. Baantjer, an Amsterdam prostitute Inspector DeKok was fond of has been strangled. Shortly after, a second prostitute is killed, and along with his assistant, Viedder, DeKok begins down a trail of twisted motives and hidden agendas.

In DeKok and the Corpse on Christmas Eve by A.C. Baantjer, we learn that DeKok himself is not above breaking the law in the name of justice, as he engages a burglar to commit a break-in and then tampers with evidence to entrap the murderer of a young woman.

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