The Prague Fatale

The Prague Fatale : A Bernie Gunther Novel

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Philip Kerr's sequence of historical thrillers featuring private detective Bernie Gunther forms a body of work comparable to the great series of the two masters of the genre, Len Deighton and John le Carre. The Berlin Noir Trilogy quickly established Kerr and Gunther as the perfect combination of writer, character, setting and genre. These gritty, noir thrillers, narrated in Gunther's wry, sardonic voice, range all over Europe and beyond. They span a 20-year period from the mid-30s to the mid-50s, covering the build up to World War 2, the war itself and finally its bitter aftermath. With impeccable research that is accurate in every detail yet never interferes with narrative pace, Philip Kerr has created an epic series of thrillers that deserve all the praise that has been heaped upon them. Prague Fatale is Bernie Gunther's eighth outing. Set in Prague in 1942, it delivers all the fast-paced and quick-witted action that we have come to expect from Philip Kerr. It is an outstanding thriller by a writer at the top of his more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 36mm | 598.74g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849164169
  • 9781849164160
  • 60,023

About Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is the author of seven other acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels. If the Dead Rise Not won the 2009 CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Crime Novel. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh and now lives in London and more

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'Prague Fatale remains as absorbing as its companions in the series' Independent. * Independent * 'Prague Fatale is, quite simply, an excellent novel, evocative and compelling, intelligent and thrilling' Euro Crime. * Euro Crime * 'Mr Kerr just gets better and better' Sunday Telegraph. * Sunday Telegraph * 'Kerr's novels are fast moving, tough talking affairs and Gunther is a perfectly cynical guide to the sordid world Kerr uncovers in his novels' The Sunday Business Post Magazine. * Business Post Magazine * 'Kerr is a good, suspenseful writer' The Big Issue. * Big Issue * 'as brilliant as ever' Sun. * Sun * 'a splendid locked room mystery told with customary wit ... insight and compassion. A rattling good read' Scotsman. * Scotsman *show more

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'a splendid locked room mystery told with customary wit ... insight and compassion. A rattling good read' Scotsman. Scotsmanshow more

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3,675 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
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4 48% (1,757)
3 17% (624)
2 3% (99)
1 1% (23)

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All I can say about this book? Don't hesitate to aquire a copy! The Nazi criminal, Heyerdich, is the main villain in this book, and Kerr's attention to history plus great detail make this Bernie Gunther as enjoyable a read as the previous books in this marvellous series. I cannot recommend this more highly!show more
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