The Grape, The Gin, The Harbour Master Giveaway...

The Harbour Master
by Daniel Pembrey

There’s nothing Amsterdam cop Henk van der Pol likes more than to slip into his local bar, De Druif (The Grape), for a quick Dubbelbock beer or a jenever (Dutch gin).

It helps that the bar is almost at the end of his street, Entrepotdok, in Amsterdam’s eastern docklands. Entrepotdok has seen its fair share of changes since Henk started living on his houseboat there in the 1980s, but De Druif has remained reassuringly undisturbed, as one of Amsterdam’s oldest bars.

It’s a ten minute/one kilometre walk from Amsterdam Centraal train station if you happen to be in the Dutch capital.

Daniel Pembrey grew up beside Sherwood Forest, studied history at Edinburgh University, then worked for ten years at a technology company in Seattle and later Luxembourg. He now writes crime thrillers with a strongly ‘Euro noir’ flavour. To write The Habour Master, he spent several months living in the docklands area of Amsterdam, counting De Druif bar as his local ...

♠ Daniel has a signed print copy of The Harbour Master to give away to someone who has joined a BritCrime Festival event on Facebook: This giveaway is open internationally. One winner will be chosen Monday 13th July.

♠ You can read exclusive additional material about The Harbour Master over The Book Trail

♠ You can see Daniel Pembrey reading an excerpt for Broadcast Amsterdam, inside De Driuf, on Youtube.

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