Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem

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Penguin, 1993 - Fiction - 834 pages
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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 subculture. 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...


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I liked the ending, but it was less easy to read. - Goodreads
Clear insight into the period, informative. - Goodreads
A great introduction to the character Bernie Gunther. - Goodreads
Well written and researched too. - Goodreads
It was different, good writing. - Goodreads
And yes, that indefinable prose as art. - Goodreads

Review: Berlin Noir: March Violets / The Pale Criminal / A German Requiem (Bernard Gunther #1-3)

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Really enjoyed reading how Bernie's character seemed to change from before WWII to after the war. Kerr has a good imagination of how a man with some good basic principles about right and wrong might ... Read full review

Review: Berlin Noir: March Violets / The Pale Criminal / A German Requiem (Bernard Gunther #1-3)

User Review  - Sherry Cooper - Goodreads

Incredibly well-done detective thriller situated in 1936 Berlin. Kerr is a master. Read full review


March Violets
The Pale Criminal
A German Requiem

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About the author (1993)

Philip Kerr is the author of seven previous Bernie Gunther novels, most recently Field Gray, which was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011. Its predecessor, If the Dead Rise Not, was a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Fiction. As. P. B. Kerr, he is the author of the young adult series Children of the Lamp. Kerr lives in London.

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