G.P. Putnam's Sons, Paperback, 9780140231700, 848pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1994
In BERLIN NOIR, Philip Kerr's first three Bernie Gunther novels MARCH VIOLETS, THE PALE CRIMINAL, A GERMAN REQUIEM -- are compiled in one volume, the perfect introduction to the best crime series around today ("The Daily Beast").
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...