Alexis, André, 1957-

The hidden keys / André Alexis. - 230 pages ; 21 cm

"Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes,meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. As Tancred tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist,and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named "Nigger" Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund "Freud" Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend."--- Provided by publisher.

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Inheritance and succession--Fiction.
Heroin abuse--Fiction.
Treasure hunt (Game)--Fiction.

Detective and mystery fiction.