Author(s): Philip Kerr
Ex-Policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi sub-culture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison . . .
'Exceptionally good.' The Times
'Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff.' Sunday Telegraph
'Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.' Evening Standard
'Full marks . . . Kerr's complex intrigue allows space for brilliantly provoking political asides.' Sunday Times
Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, and now divides his time between London and Cornwall. A former advertising copywriter, his first novel was published in 1989. He is the author of more than twenty books, including seven Bernie Gunther novels. In 2009 he won the British Crime Writers Association Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award for the Bernie Gunther series.