Berlin Noir

Berlin Noir

By Philip Kerr

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140231700, 848pp.

Publication Date: January 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...

About the Author
Philip Kerr, a former advertising copywriter, is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Bernie Gunther series and several stand-alone thrillers. In 2009, Philip won the Ellis Peters Historical Award and Spain's RBA International Prize for Crime Writing. He divides his time between London and Cornwall, England.