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Allmen und die Libellen

Allmen and the Dragonflies

Published by Diogenes as Allmen und die Libellen
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»Each of my novels is a homage to a particular literary genre. This one is to the crime series ... to be continued.« (Martin Suter)

Johann Friedrich von Allmen, elegant gentleman, playboy and art collector, has managed over the years to blow the millions he inherited from his father. After selling off his grand estate, he moves into the modest gardener's residence with his worldly-wise Guatemalan factotum Carlos. He is as expert in his dealings with debts and creditors as he is bad with money. Then, after a tipsy night at the opera, a voracious young woman called Jojo drags him off to her father's lakeside villa, where he discovers a collection of five enchanting Art Nouveau bowls, each one worth a small fortune. And each one encumbered with a secret. A challenge, which could give him the chance to grow as a person, or one that could cost him his life.


Crime fiction, General Fiction
208 pages
2011

978-3-257-06777-4

World rights are handled by Diogenes

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»A refined game of cat and mouse, in which little actually is as it seems.«
Focus, Munich
»Instead of gory horror scenes, Suter serves up enjoyable, understated, slightly old fashioned detective fare, which leaves us hungry for more.«
Frauke Kaberka / stern.de, Hamburg
»One could imagine few things more relaxing than a second novel with this team in the leading roles.«
Sebastian Hammelehle / Spiegel Online, Hamburg
»A very nice picaresque novel.«
Hendrik Werner / Weser-Kurier, Bremen
»An exquisite pleasure. An ingenious detective paper chase.«
Hartmut Wilmes / Kölnische Rundschau

»These enchanting and quirky crime novels are reminiscent of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle.«

Ulf Heise / MDR, Leipzig

»A rollicking good time [...] Bestselling Swiss author Martin Suter may have a classic on his hands in this contemporary crime novel, the first of a series featuring the memorable character of Johann Friedrich von Allmen, gentleman thief.«

Ursula Fuchs / The Winnipeg Free Press
»A refined game of cat and mouse, in which little actually is as it seems.«
Focus, Munich
»Instead of gory horror scenes, Suter serves up enjoyable, understated, slightly old fashioned detective fare, which leaves us hungry for more.«
Frauke Kaberka / stern.de, Hamburg
»One could imagine few things more relaxing than a second novel with this team in the leading roles.«
Sebastian Hammelehle / Spiegel Online, Hamburg
»A very nice picaresque novel.«
Hendrik Werner / Weser-Kurier, Bremen
»An exquisite pleasure. An ingenious detective paper chase.«
Hartmut Wilmes / Kölnische Rundschau

»These enchanting and quirky crime novels are reminiscent of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle.«

Ulf Heise / MDR, Leipzig

»A rollicking good time [...] Bestselling Swiss author Martin Suter may have a classic on his hands in this contemporary crime novel, the first of a series featuring the memorable character of Johann Friedrich von Allmen, gentleman thief.«

Ursula Fuchs / The Winnipeg Free Press
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