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Ex-policeman Bernhard Gunther thinks he’s seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin – until he turns freelance and is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. A wealthy industrialist hires Bernie to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party.

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Discover the first crime novel in the late Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series – Berlin Noir – set in Hitler’s Germany during the 1930s . . .

Winter, 1936. A man and his wife shot dead in their bed, their home burned. The woman’s father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice – and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with his daughter’s life. He turns to Bernhard Gunther, a private eye and former cop.

As Bernie follows the trail into the very heart of Nazi Germany, he’s forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. A trail that ends in the hell that is Dachau . . .

Stylishly written and powerfully evocative, Kerr’s crime classic transports readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduces a private eye in the great tradition of Hammett and Chandler.

‘Wonderfully sharp and satirical’ Times

‘An impressive debut’ Guardian

‘Fast-paced, laconic, unpredictable, and witty’ Evening Standard

‘For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir novels’ Sam Mendes, Guardian

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Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

260

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K