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Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

‘Prussian Blue’ is the 12th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. Prussian Blue is also a paint pigment and the only known cure for Thallium poisoning. It is 1956 and Bernie is still on the French Riviera when he is … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

‘The Other Side of Silence’ is the 11th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series featuring the Berlin homicide detective before, during and after WWII. It is 1956 and Bernie is working as a hotel concierge on the French Riviera … Continue reading

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If The Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr

‘If The Dead Rise Not’ is the 6th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series. This one is set in Berlin in 1934 and in Havana, Cuba in 1954. Gunther left the police force before being forced out – for … Continue reading

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A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr

‘A Quiet Flame’ is the 5th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. At the end of the previous novel ‘The One From the Other’ Gunther was incorrectly accused of being a war criminal, so needed to escape Europe. It is … Continue reading

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The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

‘The One From the Other’ is Philip Kerr’s 4th Bernie Gunther novel and was written many years after the 3rd in the series. The story is set in 1949 and gives us a glimpse of postwar Germany. The country is … Continue reading

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A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

‘A German Requiem’ is the third book of Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and is the last of the ‘Berlin Noir’ trilogy (along with ‘March Violets’ and ‘A Pale Criminal’). This book jumps ahead in time to 1947 and illustrates … Continue reading

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The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr

‘The Lady from Zagreb’ is Philip Kerr’s 10th book featuring Bernie Gunther. While I haven’t read all of the books in the series, I much prefer these to Philip Kerr’s standalone books. Bernie Gunther is an ex Berlin cop who … Continue reading

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The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr

‘The Pale Criminal’ is Philip Kerr’s second book featuring Berlin detective Bernie Gunther and is set in 1938, two years after the first book. The first three books ‘March Violets’, ‘The Pale Criminal’ and ‘A German Requiem’ are available in … Continue reading

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March Violets by Philip Kerr

In March 1933 when Hitler became dictator, many people who had been ‘sitting on the fence’ rushed to join the Nazi party. These people are known as March Violets. Membership of the Nazi party was closed a few months later. … Continue reading

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A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr

‘A Man Without Breath’ is the 9th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr, and is set in 1943, mostly in Smolensk in Russia. Bernie, a Berlin homicide detective, is now working for the German War Crimes Bureau. Their role is … Continue reading

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