Lieneke Dijkzeul (b. 1950), began as a children’s book author. Her novels De tweede viool (The Second Violin, 1991), Een muis met klauwen (A Mouse with Claws, 1993) and Kortsluiting (Short Circuit, 1996) were all nominated for the shortlist of the Dutch Children’s Jury. She published her first adult novel in 2006, the psychological thriller De stille zonde (Silent Sin). In 2007, she followed this up with Koude lente (Cold Spring), her second book with Paul Vegter in the lead role. Vegter is a greying middle-aged detective, voluntarily making way for younger, less experienced colleagues. The successful series continued with De geur van regen (The Scent of Rain, 2009), Verloren zoon (Lost Son, 2011) en Wat overblijft (What Remains, 2012).