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Bob Van Laerhoven

Belgian (Flemish) professional author. Published more than 30 books in The Netherlands and Belgium. Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for best crime novel of the year in 2007 with "De wraak van Baudelaire" (Baudelaire's Revenge). French translation "La Vengeance de Baudelaire" published in 2013 in France and in Canada. American edition "Baudelaire's Revenge" published in April 2014 by Pegasus Books. Baudelaire's Revenge won the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the category: Mystery/suspense. Russian and Italian translations in the making. Second novel in French translation: "Alejandro's leugen" (Le Mensonge d'Alejandro) out in May 2014 in France and in Canada. Very recently published in Holland and Belgium my new novel "De schaduw van de Mol" (The Shadow of the Mole). The English translation is in the making and should be finished end 2015. The novel is set in 1916 in the Argonne-region of France during WW1. Short story "Paint it, Black" out in September 2015 in the anthology "Brussels Noir" in the famous Noir-collection of Akashic Books. In April 2015 The Anaphora Literary Press published "Dangerous Obsessions", a collection of 5 short stories set in different countries and time-slots, with war-conditions as a general background, in paperback and in e-book, in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. I consider "Dangerous Obsessions" to be an excellent introduction to my theme(s) and style(s). Recently, after "much ado about nothing", I started a blog in which I talk with one of my beloved horses, the very intelligent Arabian purebred Archimeda, about life, love, death, violence and how horses can teach us a thing or two....If you would like to see what Archimeda and I are talking about, visit: