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The unknown masterpiece an Aliette Nouvelle mystery by Brooke, John

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Published by Signature Editions in Winnipeg, Man .
Written in English


  • Fiction,
  • Englisch,
  • Murder,
  • Investigation,
  • Kriminalroman

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Inspector Aliette Nouvelle is trying to determine who killed a Basel art gallery security guard found at a gay gathering spot on the French bank of the Rhine. While known for her unconventional methods, Inspector Nouvelle is also known for getting results; but will the territorially minded Swiss police who ought to be her allies keep her from closing the case?

Edition Notes

Issued also in electronic format.

StatementJohn Brooke
SeriesAn Aliette Nouvelle mystery
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.B697 U65 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination284 pages :
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26618872M
ISBN 101897109989
ISBN 109781897109984
LC Control Number2012493882

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