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Allmen and the dragonflies

Martin Suter

Allmen and the dragonflies

by Martin Suter

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art thefts,
  • Private investigators,
  • Art,
  • Collectors and collecting,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Translation from the German of: Allmen und die libellen.

    StatementMartin Suter ; translated by Steph Morris
    ContributionsMorris, Steph, translator
    The Physical Object
    Pagination187 pages
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26958555M
    ISBN 101939931576
    ISBN 109781939931573
    LC Control Number2017910568
    OCLC/WorldCa1006302016

    See more picks by Deborah. Allmen and the Dragonflies (Paperback) By Martin Suter, Steph Morris (Translator) $ ISBN: Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores Allmen becomes first thief then detective in this delightful crime caper.   EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT: Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin West, Manager, will lead the discussion of Allmen and the Dragonflies. ABOUT THE BOOK: A thrilling art heist escapade infused with European high culture and luxury that doesn't shy away from the darker side of human nature.

    The Swiss bestselling author Martin Suter has made with his new novel, “Allmendinger and Dragonflies” an excursion into the thriller genre. With Allmen he created a character that one can imagine hardly realistic so at the present time.   Allmen und der Koi by Martin Suter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Allmen and the Dragonflies. Martin Suter. 24 May Paperback. US$ US$ Save US$ Add to basket.

    In Suter’s so-so sequel to ’s Allmen and the Dragonflies, Johann Friedrich von Allmen, the head of Allmen International Inquiries, accepts a lucrative assignment, despite the belief of hi. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species--and the book's compact size and user-friendly design .


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I was unfamiliar with Martin Suter prior to reading Allmen and the Dragonflies. The short book, translated from the German, was an enjoyable way to spend the evening. Built upon a theft of the Art Deco glass artist Emile Galle's dragonflies pieces, I found the story plausible, but less the "thrilling art heist" described in other reviews of the /5.

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 book in a a series of humorous, fast-paced detective novels devoted to Allmen -- a memorable gentleman thief who, with his trusted sidekick Carlos, creates an investigative firm to /5(3).

Allmen and the Dragonflies is a lot of fun but also a totally engrossing mystery.” — Nudge-Book "Allmen is a protagonist of impeccable taste and dubious morality—a thief with a refined eye who steals accordingly.

He is also excellent company, and the dark charms of Suter's novel are irresistible from the first pages."Brand: New Vessel Press. Allmen and the Dragonflies is a lot of fun but also a totally engrossing mystery.” ―Nudge-Book "Allmen is a protagonist of impeccable taste and dubious morality―a thief with a refined eye who steals accordingly.

He is also excellent company, and the dark charms of Suter's novel are irresistible from the first pages."/5(3). Allmen and the Dragonflies “This is a crisp, wonderfully atmospheric novel. Even better is the creation of Fritz von Allmen, an unapologetically profligate bon vivant and petty thief, who steers us through the underbelly of Swiss dining and French glassware, all with the.

Allmen, seeking to pay off mounting Allmen and the dragonflies book, 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.

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 Allmen and the dragonflies book 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.

Allmen and the Dragonflies (Book): Suter, Martin, "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.

The complete review's Review. Allmen and the Dragonflies is the first in a series, a not-quite-mystery featuring a man whose father made a lot of money -- not much of which is left: His friends called him John, and he introduced himself to new people simply and modestly as Allmen.

But on official documents he was called Johann Friedrich von Allmen. 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 audiobook in a series of humorous, fast-paced detective novels devoted to Allmen - a memorable gentleman-thief who, with his trusted sidekick Carlos, creates an investigative firm to.

I liked the two main characters, Allmen and his companion, Carlos, and Allmen's dire situation is handled with subtle humor. The story is a good length, under pages. There are four further books featuring Allmen, but only the second has also been translated into English.

Reading this book also made me curious about Martin Suter's other books. Allmen and the Dragonflies - Allmen and the Dragonflies audiobook, by Martin Suter 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 obsessionsJohann Friedrich von Allmen, a bon vivant of dandified refinement, has exhausted his family fortune.

Forced to downscale, Allmen. Get this from a library. Allmen and the dragonflies. [Martin Suter; Steph Morris] -- "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.

Allmen and the Dragonflies is a lot of fun but also a totally engrossing mystery."--Nudge-Book "Allmen is a protagonist of impeccable taste and dubious morality--a thief with a refined eye who steals accordingly. He is also excellent company, and the dark charms of Suter's novel are irresistible from the first pages."4/5(1).

Listen to "Allmen and the Dragonflies" by Martin Suter available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Grover Gardner. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free. A thrilling art-heist escapade that evokes a world of European high culture and luxury, while plumbing the vicissitudes oBrand: Blackstone Publishing.

Martin Suter’s Allmen and the dragonflies, read for German lit month, is the first book in a series concerning Allmen, a completely decadent Swiss gentleman, who has inherited wealth but, due to his lifestyle, is unable to hold onto owes everyone money but holds back enough to keep up appearances, for instance his opera-house membership from before he had delapidated his fortune.

Allmen and the Dragonflies Allmen Series, This is the first book in a a series of humorous, fast-paced detective novels devoted to Allmen-a memorable gentleman thief who, with his trusted sidekick Carlos, creates an investigative firm to recover missing precious objects.

Buy the Paperback Book Allmen And The Dragonflies by Martin Suter atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. A thrilling art heist escapade infused with European high culture and luxury that.

Allmen and the Dragonflies (Book): Suter, Martin: "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. 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.

ALLMEN AND THE DRAGONFLIES is the first novel in Martin Suter’s Allmen series of detective novels, which combine some elements of noir PI novels with the European luxury of some gentlemen.

Editorial Reviews. 01/28/ In Suter’s so-so sequel to ’s Allmen and the Dragonflies, Johann Friedrich von Allmen, the head of Allmen International Inquiries, accepts a lucrative assignment, despite the belief of his butler and business partner, Carlos de Leon, that the case is beyond Johann’s capacity.A pink diamond that was auctioned in Switzerland for £30 million has : New Vessel Press.Martin Suter (born 29 February in Zürich) is a Swiss author.

He became known for his weekly column Business Class in the Weltwoche newspaper (–), now appearing in the Tages-Anzeiger, and another column appearing in "NZZ Folio". The columns have been published as nine books.

Suter has published fourteen novels, written four stage plays, and seven screenplays, for .Click to read more about Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(7).