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    DescriptionBerlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations - a blatant example of discrimination. Forced to resign as a homicide detective with Berlin's Criminal Police, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. Two bodies are found - one a businessman and the other a Jewish boxer. As Bernie digs to unearth the truth, he discovers a vast labour and construction racket designed to take advantage of the huge sums the Nazis are spending to showcase the new Germany to the world. It is a plot that finds its dramatic and violent conclusion twenty years later in pre-revolutionary Cuba.


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    Title
    If the Dead Rise Not
    Subtitle
    A Bernie Gunther Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Kerr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849161930
    ISBN 10: 1849161933
    Classifications

    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: ENGL3030
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000, FIC022000
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh but now lives in London and in Cornwall. He is the author of five other acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels and is acknowledged as one of today's finest thriller writers. Reviewers have compared his work to that of Raymond Chandler and John le Carre.
    Review quote
    'Kerr brilliantly evokes the edgy atmosphere of the post-war period in one of the most gripping and accomplished detective novels published so far this year' Sunday Times. 'One of the great achievements of contemporary crime fiction' Observer. 'The scope and breadth of Philip Kerr's historical research, and the subtle complexity of plot structure, are worthy of Le Carre. The fast-paced, crack-a-minute delivery smacks of Chandler. The comparisons are inevitable, but Kerr parries the plaudits with ease' Irish Examiner. 'The pace is cracking, the dialogue crisply Chandleresque, the characterisation refreshingly stereotype-free. Kerr's research, historical and geographical, is all but faultless' The Times. 'Kerr's period detail is utterly convincing... a sophisticated thriller that brings the war and its aftermath to life' Independent.