A German Requiem

A German Requiem : A Bernie Gunther Novel

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Post-World War 2, Bernie Gunther investigates the murder of an American Nazi-hunter amongst the ruins of the Third Reich in this riveting thriller in Philip Kerr's bestselling historical mystery series. Vienna, 1947. Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Bernie is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend and ex-Kripo colleague of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendor Bernie traces concentric circles of evil that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo and to a legacy that makes the atrocities of the war seem lily-white in comparison...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 129.5 x 195.6 x 17.8mm | 204.12g
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142004022
  • 9780142004029
  • 289,032

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A brilliantly innovative thriller-writer. (Salman Rushdie)
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About Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels, two of which--Field Gray and The Lady from Zagreb--were finalists for the Edgar(R) Award for Best Novel. Kerr has also won several Shamus Awards and the British Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction. As P. B. Kerr, he is the author of the much-loved young adult fantasy series Children of the Lamp.
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