Night Market

The stunning sequel to The Harbour Master

When Henk van der Pol is asked by the Justice Minister to infiltrate a team investigating an online child exploitation network, he can hardly say no – he’s at the mercy of prominent government figures in The Hague. But he soon realises the case is far more complex than he was led to believe… Picking up from where The Harbour Master ended, this new investigation sees Detective Van der Pol once again put his life on the line as he wades the murky waters between right and wrong in his search for justice.

Sometimes, to catch the bad guys, you have to think like one. . .

  • Reviews of Night Market

    'Pembrey excels at revealing the psychological price police pay for investigating child pornography while sparing the reader the sordid details'
    - Publisher's Weekly [read the full review]

    'A stunning setting and a detective to rival the best in European crime fiction'
    - David Young, author of Stasi Child

    'a detective who goes straight for the jugular'
    - Chris Roberts, Crime Review [read the full review]

    'Night Market is a cracking sequel to Daniel Pembrey's The Harbour Master... pacy with a strong narrative and crisp dialogue that drive the action in this complex and dark tale. The setting of Amsterdam was vividly brought to life in the first novel and Night Market rings with the same authenticity, both in the city and further afield. Night Market is a fine novel; intelligent, exciting and original'
    - Paul Burke, Nudge [read the full review]

    'Tenacious, provocative, and with plenty of surprises in store, ‘Night Market’ really is a story to get your teeth into'
    - Liz Robinson, Lovereading [read the full review]

    'Daniel Pembrey has really excelled himself in terms of characterisation. It really is brilliant writing: I can’t write too much more, for fear of leaving spoilers. But the evolution of his characters is simply breath-taking!'
    - Abby Fairbrother, Anne Bonny Book Reviews [read the full review]

    Reviews for the Henk van der Pol Series

    'a debut novelist of rare skill'
    - Barry Forshaw, The Financial Times [read the full review]

    'A splendid debut by an English writer who has immersed himself in Amsterdam's dark and sinister port area'
    - Marcel Berlins, The Times [read the full review]

    'Compelling and fast-moving'
    - Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail [read the full review]

    'The Henning Mankell of Amsterdam'
    - Bill Rogers, Author of The Pick, The Spade and The Crow

    'A splendid setting in what promises to be the start of a great new series'
    - Ragnar Jonasson, author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series

    'A vivid sense of place and a flawed and believable central character...could herald a great series and career from this new British author'
    - Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading [read the full review]

    'Daniel Pembrey tells a cracking tale with verve and style '
    - Susan Hill [read the full review]

    'The Harbour Master is an accomplished novel, sporting a vividly realised sense of locale matched by an adroit evocation of character'
    - Barry Forshaw, author of Brit Noir

    'A cleverly-crafted, satisfyingly-plotted and unusual police procedural dealing with real issues in a vividly-evoked setting'
    - Marsali Taylor, Mystery People [read the full review]

    'Pembrey is a crime writer to be admired'
    - Ruth Dugdall, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger

    'Daniel Pembrey writes with great authority and authenticity. The Harbour Master is a compelling, highly believable tale set in the flesh markets of Amsterdam and the even seedier corridors of power beyond them, where it's hard to know who the real criminals really are. You'll keep turning these pages right till the end'
    - Howard Linskey, author of Behind Dead Eyes

    'Pembrey's snappy dialogue, tight plots and varied European settings guarantee a fast, enjoyable read that is hard to put down'
    - Paul Pilkington, Author of the bestselling Emma Holden series

    'A satisfyingly complex tale of politics, drugs and corruption. Highly recommended'
    - James Oswald [read the full review]

    'A darkly atmospheric thriller'
    - A-Mag, Amsterdam's leading English language magazine [read the full review]

    'The essence of a crime novel is the intricate web of intrigue and mystery which untangles with the closing of each chapter, and Pembrey does so with guile'
    - Tom Mooney, Wexford Echo [read the full review]

    'Suspense, intrigue, murder and mystery...very alluring'
    - Noelle Holton, Crime Book Junkie [read the full review]

    'HM features in Joy Kluver's Top 10 Books of 2016'
    - Joy Kluver, Joy Kluver Blog [read the full review]

    'The style of writing was so enjoyable...this really is an excellent read'
    - Sarah Ward, Crime Pieces [read the full review]

    'It's clear that Pembrey stepped off the well-trod tourist path to create an authentic Amsterdam'
    - Joy Kluver [read the full review]

    'A well imagined and intricate plot alongside characters who are solidly created... A stand-out crime story'
    - Random Things Through My Letter Box [read the full review]

    'Henk van der Pol makes for a great lead character - he's strong willed, courageous and determined to unravel the cases he encounters and serve justice - no matter how complicated they might be'
    - Steph Broadribb, Crime Thriller Girl

    'Daniel Pembrey is a master of concise stylish writing'
    - Ewa Sherman, Euro Crime [read the full review]

    'The relationships linking Henk, his wife, and their daughter are flawlessly executed. Pembrey shows great skill as a crime fiction writer. His understanding and portrayal of people, places and situations is remarkable'
    - Anna McGinley, DutchNews.NL

    'A well written novella, with pace and a distinctive style'
    - David Prestidge, Crime Fiction Lover [read the full review]

    'A short but punchy thriller'
    - Louise Hunter, Crime Book Club [read the full review]

    'A fascinating light shone on the dark side of a famously liberal society, combining vivid characterisation with ice-cold suspense'
    - Crime Time [read the full review]

    'All of the stories are fast, engaging reads, written in a beautifully readable and addictive style that will keep you turning the pages'
    - Liz, Liz Loves Books [read the full review]

    'intrigued and hooked...I very very much look forward to the next instalment of Henk’s story'
    - Stephanie Cox, Words Are My Craft [read the full review]

    'Action packed crime thriller'
    - Cleo Bannister, Cleopatra Loves Books [read the full review]

    'A murky case, straight out of the red-light district, involving violent crime, drugs and branded prostitutes. With links to international diplomats, corrupt police alliances and the trafficking of people for sex, this is a novel not to be missed! 4*'
    - Abby F, Annebonnybookreviews [read the full review]

    'Pembrey again gives a fast-paced narrative that touches on politicians and corruption'
    - Colman, Col's Criminal Library [read the full review]

  • Format: Paperback
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    Price: £7.99
    ISBN: 978-184344-881-5
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