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Cause of death  Esophageal cancer
Notable work  Baantjer
Residence  Medemblik, Netherlands
Years active  1959–2010
Role  Author

Occupation  Author Police officer
Name  A. Baantjer
Nationality  Dutch
Website  (Dutch)
Movies  Moord in Extase
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Full Name  Albert Cornelis Baantjer
Born  16 September 1923 (1923-09-16) Urk, Netherlands
Died  August 29, 2010, Alkmaar, Netherlands
Spouse  Marretje van der Vaart (m. 1952)
Books  DeKok and the Dead Harlequin, DeKok and the Geese of Death, DeKok and Murder on Blood Mo, Dekok and the Death of a Clow, DeKok and the Somber Nude
Similar People  Simon de Waal, Hans Scheepmaker, Felix Thijssen

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Albert Cornelis "Appie" Baantjer (16 September 1923 – 29 August 2010) was a Dutch author of detective fiction and police officer.

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He is mainly known for his large series of detective novels revolving around police inspector De Cock (also translated as DeKok) and his side-kick, sergeant Vledder. The name of the protagonist simply means "cook" in Dutch, but has an unusual spelling which is at the heart of a running gag that involves De Cock spelling out his name every time he introduces himself to someone.

The novels have spin-offs in the form of a motion picture and a long-running TV-series entitled Baantjer. Both are named after the author, rather than the main character(s). This led to screenwriter Berend Boudewijn's bitter statement in a Dutch TV guide (VPRO Gids, 11 November 2005) that "Baantjer is the only TV series in the world that is named after a writer, even though it is not written by him." (This is not entirely true: The Belgian TV series Aspe is also named after its writer, Pieter Aspe, who wrote the first season but not the second.)

Baantjer's novels have made their way into the English language through the publishing house Speck Press. De Cock's name has been translated as DeKok. There are approximately 23 of the 60 published Baantjer titles available in English. His books have also been translated into Spanish, French, Russian and Korean and Estonian.


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