Back to Home Page

Van der Valk was a TV detective series from ITV that ran for two seasons from 1972 to 1973, then a third season in 1977 and finally revived for two further seasons from 1991 to 1992. The series was based on the Van der Valk books (but not the plots) of Nicolas Freeling (List at bottom of gallery). Penguin Books published at least nine of the eleven books with TV-themed covers, in that each had a small picture of Barry Foster (who played the title role) at the top of each cover.


Penguin Books

1975

Boxed Set Cover Front
1975

Boxed Set Cover Back

1975

Love in Amsterdam
1975

Because of the Cats
1975

Gun Before Butter
1975

Double-Barrel
1975

Criminal Conversation
1975

The King of the Rainy Country
1975

Strike Out Where Not Applicable
1975

Tsing-Boum
1975

Over the High Side
1977

A Long Silence

Van der Valk Annuals Gallery

 


Nicolas Freeling's Van der Valk Novels List
with original publication dates

Love in Amsterdam (1962), aka Death in Amsterdam
Because of the Cats (1963)
Gun Before Butter (1963), aka Question of Loyalty
Double-Barrel (1964)
Criminal Conversation (1965)
The King of the Rainy Country (1966)
Strike Out Where Not Applicable (1967)
Tsing-Boum! (1969)
Over the High Side (1971), aka The Lovely Ladies
A Long Silence (1972), aka Auprès de ma Blonde
Sand Castles (1989)

Nicolas Freeling died in 2003.