Roel Janssen (b. 1947) is a financial-economic journalist, former editor of NRC Handelsblad and fervent marine yachtsman. In a variety of jobs over the past thirty years he has reported on great economic events and financial crises. He also writes thrillers and once contributed as a screen writer to the series De fractie (The Party). In 2007 Janssen won the Gouden Strop prize for his thriller De tiende vrouw (The Tenth Woman).
Recent title – English material
De witwasser (The Money Launderer), 2021
Alles is verloren (All is Lost), 2017
Press on Guilty Gold:
Janssen writes skilfully and swiftly, maintaining the suspense. Janssen has surpassed himself and his books so far. **** – VN Detective & Thrillergids
Guilty Gold is a successful combination of contemporary action, the experiences of a partly fictitious head of De Nederlandsche Bank during the war and historical facts. A book with verve, from which readers can learn a great deal. – NRC Handelsblad