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Frederik Baas

Frederik Baas is the pseudonym of Jan van Mersbergen (b. 1971). He made his debut as a crime writer with Diary From the River (2017), followed a year later by Herberekening (Recalculation). The Last Straw is his third thriller. Van Mersbergen’s work has been published in translation in France, Germany, Britain, Spain, Catalonia, Turkey, Lebanon, Serbia and Slovenia. Two of his novels have been filmed: Naar de overkant van de nacht (To the Other Side of the Night, Pupkin Movies) and Tomorrow Pamplona (BBC).

Dagboek uit de rivier

Dagboek uit de rivier

(Ambo Anthos, 2017, 215 pagina's)

Every thriller needs an engine that will get the plot going and maintain the tension. In his debut thriller Diary From the River, Frederik Baas comes up with a marvellous device: a diary fished out of a river.

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De druppel

De druppel

(Ambo Anthos, 2020, 252 pagina's)

Tom writes self-help books about how to become clutter-free in every way. He is an expert in note-taking, tidying up, organising and streamlining. What his philosophy comes down to is that people should focus on maintaining an orderly life. Keep your possessions to a minimum and close the door behind you to shut out other people’s chaos. ‘Any mess that isn’t inside should stay outside.’ He knows what he eats on which day of the week and has his daily schedule worked out down to the hour, and this gives him a sense of peace.

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