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The Resource Allmen and the dragonflies, Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris

Allmen and the dragonflies, Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris

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Allmen and the dragonflies
Title
Allmen and the dragonflies
Statement of responsibility
Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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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YDX
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Allmen und die Libellen
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1948-
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Suter, Martin
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Morris, Steph
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  • Art
  • Private investigators
  • Art thefts
  • Switzerland
Label
Allmen and the dragonflies, Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006302016
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781939931573
Lccn
2017910568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0021656499
  • (OCoLC)1006302016
Label
Allmen and the dragonflies, Martin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006302016
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781939931573
Lccn
2017910568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0021656499
  • (OCoLC)1006302016

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