Toni Coppers (b. 1961) made his debut as a thriller writer with ‘Dixit’ and has since turned into one of Flanders’ favourite crime authors. In 2008 he first introduced the public to Inspector Liese Meerhout in ‘Nothing is Ever' (Niets is ooit). Six years later Dead Water (Dood water) won him the Hercule Poirot Prize as well as a nomination for the Gouden Strop. The best-sellers ‘The Bat Murders' (De vleermuismoorden) and ‘The Dog Man' (De hondenman) earned him the Hercule Poirot Readers’ Prize two years in a row. In 2016 the long-awaited television adaptation of his thriller series ‘Coppers’ saw the light and became an instant success.
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