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Allmen and the Dragonflies
Allmen and the Dragonflies | Martin Suter
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A thrilling art heist escapade that evokes a world of European high culture and luxury, while plumbing the vicissitudes of less exalted human foibles and obsessions. Johann Friedrich von Allmen, a bon vivant of dandified refinement, has exhausted his family fortune. 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. Allmens fortunes take a sharp turn when he meets Jojo, a stunning blonde whose lakeside villa contains five Art Nouveau bowls created by renowned French artist mile Gall and decorated with a dragonfly motif. Allmen, seeking 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.
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Jen2
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Good story!

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PJPeski
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This page was the best part of the book. Kudos to the illustrator.

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PJPeski
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Pub date 5/8/18. Love the cover.

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Kathrin
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Seriously... Martin Suter can do no wrong in my mind. And yet, for the first half of the book I thought I would be disappointed by him for the first time. But then he turned it around and now I want to read all the other books in the series. The main character Allmen is a spoiled brat to say the least, but in the end I ended up pulling for him anyways.

Unfortunately, I don't think this is available in English. Only in German, French and Italian.

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