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Allmen and the dragonflies

Author: Martin Suter; Steph Morris
Publisher: New York : New Vessel Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A thrilling art heist escapade infused with European high culture and luxury that doesn't shy away from the darker side of human nature. Johann Friedrich von Allmen, a bon vivant of dandified refinement, has exhausted his family fortune by living in Old World grandeur despite present-day financial constraints. Forced to downscale, Allmen inhabits the garden house of his former Zurich estate, attended by his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Suter; Steph Morris
ISBN: 9781939931573 1939931576
OCLC Number: 1006302016
Description: 187 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Allmen und die Libellen.
Responsibility: Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris.

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"A thrilling art heist escapade infused with European high culture and luxury that doesn't shy away from the darker side of human nature. Johann Friedrich von Allmen, a bon vivant of dandified refinement, has exhausted his family fortune by living in Old World grandeur despite present-day financial constraints. Forced to downscale, Allmen inhabits the garden house of his former Zurich estate, attended by his Guatemalan butler, Carlos. When not reading novels by Balzac and Somerset Maugham, he plays jazz on a Bechstein baby grand. Allmen's fortunes take a sharp turn when he meets a stunning blonde whose lakeside villa contains five Art Nouveau bowls created by renowned French artist Emile Galle and decorated with a dragonfly motif. Allmen, pressured to pay off mounting debts, absconds with the priceless bowls and embarks on a high-risk, potentially violent bid to cash them in. This is the first of a series of humorous, fast-paced detective novels devoted to a memorable gentleman thief who, with his trusted sidekick Carlos, creates an investigative firm to recover missing precious objects."--provided by Amazon.com.

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