Anja de Jager is a London-based native Dutch speaker who writes in English. She draws inspiration from cases that her father, a retired police detective, worked on in the Netherlands. Anja worked in the City for twenty years but is now a full-time writer. She is currently working on the next Lotte Meerman novel.
. . . a novel brilliantly evoking the isolation of a woman with an
unbearable weight on her conscience * Sunday Times on A Cold Death
in Amsterdam *
The book succeeds as a portrait of both a city and, in its heroine, a delightfully dysfunctional personality * Sunday Express on A Cold Death in Amsterdam *
An impressive debut . . . De Jager is as good on dodgy family relations as she is on police procedure * The Times on A Cold Death in Amsterdam *
Detective Lotte Meerman is damaged by her past and tortured by the dreadful mistake she's made at work . . . Amsterdam in the vicious grip of a bitter winter is the other star here, beautiful and deadly -- Cath Staincliffe
Amsterdam is beautifully captured, and Meerman is an engaging if conflicted character who is becoming more interesting with each book in this series * Daily Mail *