Ariel Plotek


Charley Miller’s charmed life as an expat in the Paris art world begins to unravel when his estranged friend, Dominic Altman, is killed outside Cannes. Consoled by Mia, a hapless drifter, Charley moves from the highest echelons of the museum business to Monaco’s deepest vaults, connecting the dots of a desperate scheme. The Noble Race of Grasshoppers is a psychological mystery, a story of friendship destroyed by jealousy, greed, corruption, and murder.

Ariel Plotek is a curator at the San Diego Museum of Art. While completing his PhD, he lived in France, where his novel is set.

Manuscript in development.

Rights: Union Literary