"Sensual, evocative, beautifully written and translated, this book is a wonder."
Lynn Freed, author of The Last Laugh and The Romance of Elsewhere
“Johann Friedrich von Allmen is a pleasant alternative to the many seedy, lonely and sordid investigators in most crime novels. Allmen is elegant, cultivated, measured, but never dull and always a bit ironic. A good mixture that gives these light-hearted, amusing crime novels their special character.”