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

Front Cover
Penguin, 1993 - Fiction - 834 pages
16 Reviews

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...


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

Bernie Gunther is a 1930s Berlin cop, then a house detective for a major Berlin hotel, then a private investigator, then a cop again, then in the SS, then a private investigator again. I haven’t read ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

Having recently read and enjoyed Kerr's 2016 "The Other Side of Silence" which stars his detective protagonist, Bernie GŁnther, I decided to go back to the beginning of the series. Berlin Noir is an ... Read full review


March Violets
The Pale Criminal
A German Requiem

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information