Martin Suter - Author

About the Author

Martin Suter was born in Zurich in 1948. His novels have enjoyed huge international success and have been published in twenty-nine languages. He is married and, with his family, he spends his time between Spain and Guatemala.

Featured books by Martin Suter

The Chef

The Chef

Author: Martin Suter Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

As the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the scenes, even the rarefied world of haute cuisine is feeling the bite and so Maravan - a Tamil dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius - and Andrea - a stunningly beautiful waitress - find themselves out of a job and needing to find another way to survive. After Maravan seduces Andrea by cooking her a dinner that fuses the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors with the necromancy of molecular gastronomy, Andrea hits upon a business idea: romantic catering for couples. But even culinary magic can't ward off recession and when their new company begins to struggle, they are forced to enter into a much more unsavoury business, plunging them deep into an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts...

Other books by Martin Suter

Elefant

Elefant

Author: Martin Suter Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant'The most enjoyable novel I've read all year' Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen'I loved Elefant! It was a complete tonic' Seni Glaister, author of The Museum of Things Left Behind'It's easy to fall in love with this novel because it's easy to fall in love with its main character, a tiny, glowing, pink elephant.' Homer Hickam, author of Carry Albert HomeWhat would you do if you woke up to see a living, breathing, tiny, glowing, pink elephant? If you're anything like Schoch, who lives on the streets of Zurich and is decidedly down on his luck, you might well think it's time to put away the bottle before your hallucinations get any stranger, and go back to sleep.But what if the tiny pink elephant is still there when you wake up? And clearly needs someone to take care of it? And what if you discover that it's been created through genetic engineering, by a group of scientists who just want to use it to get rich and don't care about the elephant's welfare? And that they're in cahoots with a circus and will stop at nothing to get it back?What if this little elephant is about to change your life?What would you do if you woke up to see a living, breathing, tiny, glowing, pink elephant? If you're anything like Schoch, who lives on the streets of Zurich and is decidedly down on his luck, you might well think it's time to put away the bottle before your hallucinations get any stranger, and go back to sleep.But what if the tiny pink elephant is still there when you wake up? And clearly needs someone to take care of it? And what if you discover that it's been created through genetic engineering, by a group of scientists who just want to use it to get rich and don't care about the elephant's welfare? And that they're in cahoots with a circus and will stop at nothing to get it back?What if this little elephant is about to change your life?

Elefant

Elefant

Author: Martin Suter Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant `The most enjoyable novel I've read all year' Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen 'I loved Elefant! It was a complete tonic' Seni Glaister, author of The Museum of Things Left Behind `It's easy to fall in love with this novel because it's easy to fall in love with its main character, a tiny, glowing, pink elephant.' Homer Hickam, author of Carry Albert Home What would you do if you woke up to see a living, breathing, tiny, glowing, pink elephant? If you're anything like Schoch, who lives on the streets of Zurich and is decidedly down on his luck, you might well think it's time to put away the bottle before your hallucinations get any stranger, and go back to sleep. But what if the tiny pink elephant is still there when you wake up? And clearly needs someone to take care of it? And what if you discover that it's been created through genetic engineering, by a group of scientists who just want to use it to get rich and don't care about the elephant's welfare? And that they're in cahoots with a circus and will stop at nothing to get it back? What if this little elephant is about to change your life?

Allmen and the Dragonflies

Allmen and the Dragonflies

Author: Martin Suter Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

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 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.Allmen's 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 Emile Galle 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 book 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 recover missing precious objects.

The Last Weynfeldt

The Last Weynfeldt

Author: Martin Suter Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Montecristo

Montecristo

Author: Martin Suter Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Montecristo

Montecristo

Author: Martin Suter Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Reflective Practice for Teaching in Lifelong Learning

Reflective Practice for Teaching in Lifelong Learning

Author: Martin Suter, Ian Rushton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2012

The authors set out to produce a book that would demystify reflective practice and they have succeeded!!! The book is rich in practical wisdom, concisely expressed, and will enable both experienced teachers and new entrants to use reflective practice to improve and develop teaching and learning in a complex and diverse lifelong learning sector. Dr David Holloway, University of Portsmouth, UK. This book speaks with academic authority and the experience and understanding of practitioners. The authors draw teachers into their world of everyday reflective practice that is much more than a requirement from trainee teachers, but rather is at the heart of all teachers' practice. The authors highlight its value for improving teaching and learning and coping with ongoing change, whilst recognising honestly the difficulties in making time to reflect deeply and critically and the questions raised about the worth of reflective practice in an increasingly regulated sector. Rich examples bring the text to life, exemplify concepts and demonstrate practical applications. Mary Samuels, Oxford Brookes University, UK. This book has a heartening and optimistic message at its centre: reflective practice can help us as teachers discover what actually works to improve practice, not what should work or what we've been told might work. It is written in a refreshingly straightforward way that steers clear of educational jargon and aims for clarity; it is an antidote to the over-theorizing of Reflective Practice that it warns against. Noelle Graal, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. The authors of this clear and informative book have delved into their extensive experience to produce a must have text for all those who care about the state of teaching and learning in the Lifelong Learning sector. By providing an in depth, detailed and critical accounts of the key processes and products of reflective practice their book must become a set text on initial teacher training courses for the sector and an essential resource for both tutors and managers. Dr Graham Hitchcock, University Centre, Doncaster, UK. Reflective practice is an important skill for students learning to teach in the lifelong learning sector. This book makes the case for reflective practice in post-compulsory teaching and shows how it can be used to support teachers in coping with the complexities and contingencies of practice. The book introduces a basic model of reflective practice and then explores several further models relevant to teaching in the lifelong learning sector, offering guidance on the application of each model in practice. Collaborative approaches to reflective practice are also discussed, and the place of reflective practice in teachers continuing professional development is carefully examined. Other key features of the book include: Clear links with the professional standards for teachers in the lifelong learning sectorDiscussion of the challenges and issues when engaging in reflection on practiceCoverage of action research, often considered an extension of reflective practiceIllustrations drawn from the authors' extensive experience in teaching and enabling learning Reflective Practice for Teaching in Lifelong Learning has been written to address the needs of student teachers across a whole range of lifelong learning courses.

Small World

Small World

Author: Martin Suter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2003

At first, they put Konrad's absentmindedness down to an immoderate fondness for alcohol. For years he had been a benign parasite on the Koch family, first as the childhood playmate of Thomas, heir to the Koch family fortune, later as caretaker of the Koch family holiday villa on Corfu. And they, in their turn, had used him as the mood took them. But when the villa burns down because of Konrad's forgetfulness, Elvira Senn, the matriarch of the Koch family, puts him on a strict regime. No longer allowed his daily tipple, Konrad recovers and even falls in love again. But then his condition deteriorates. He can't find his way out of the supermarket, let alone his way home. Soon Konrad doesn't even recognise his new lover. Alzheimer's has taken hold. As Konrad loses his present he regains his distant past, and this is what Elvira fears the most. As they watch and wait for him to rewind to the crucial moment, his life is in danger from far more than the debilitating disease... A gripping psychological thriller, Small World depicts a man with a void in his soul whose only salvation lies buried deep within himself.

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