Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Suggestions: The Dutchman Series by Maan Meyers

Last week I was reminded of a historical mystery series that I absolutely LOVED in the 1990's that I had completely forgotten about! I happened across a copy of The Organ Grinder by Maan Meyers at a thrift store and snatched it up. I have to tell you, I was really excited. I thought the series was done, no more to be had, I hadn't looked up the author in years. Here's the list of books in the series so you can see why:

1. The Dutchman (1992)
2. The Kingsbridge Plot (1993)
3. The High Constable (1994)
4. The Dutchman's Dilemma (1995)
5. The House on Mulberry Street (1996)
6. The Lucifer Contract (1997)
7. The Organ Grinder (2008)

So, there you go, eleven YEARS between the last wonderful book and this one. But I am not complaining, I am thrilled to have another installment. Too bad I don't have time to go back and re-read the first six. Ah well, maybe someday. In the meantime, let me tell you a bit about this series.
It starts with the book above, The Dutchman , about Pieter Tonneman who is the lawman for the colony of New Amsterdam in 1664 and eventually becomes the first sheriff of New York. His descendants will all be part of the New York police and the books all feature his family. The later books can all stand alone but if you are like me you'll want to read them in order so you know the whole history. The years following the title are when the book takes place:

Highly recommended series, I remember how much I enjoyed them. The authors are the husband and wife writing team of Martin and Annette Meyers, you'll find their website here.


Literate Housewife said...

As a Dutchwoman, I am definitely going to have to look this up. :) This sounds like a really interesting series! Thank you for the suggestion!

bermudaonion said...

Wow! What a great find for you!

Zibilee said...

Thanks for posting this, I have put the first in the series on my wish list.

Thank you!!

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