ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Renee Vink was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and lives in Hilversum with her husband and two daughters, Valerie and Larissa. After studying Scandinavian languages and German at Leiden University she set up a translator's agency.
In 1981, she became one of the founders of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor and in 1983 edited a Tolkien remembrance book in Dutch (Tolkien herdenkingsnummer van Lembas, Sirius & Siderius, The Hague), containing, among others, an article comparing Tolkien's and Wagner's Ring .
From 1980 -1990 she worked part-time as a free lancer for the Dutch broadcasting society NCRV. After an appearance in the Dutch TV-quiz Per Seconde Wijzer in 1991, another broadcasting society, VARA, enlisted her as a question-maker for the same quiz.
A keen interest in historical mysteries led to the writing and publication of three medieval whodunits centered around a sleuth of Scandinavian origin lost in the Low Countries shortly before 1300.
Her latest medieval mystery is Dood van een koning (Death of a King), De Boekerij, 2002, about the election of a King of the Romans in the German town of Frankfurt.