A Quiet Flame (Paperback)

By Philip Kerr

Penguin Books, 9780143116486, 389pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

April 2009 Indie Next List

“The second Bernie Gunter novel after a 15 year absence finds the former Berlin detective in 1950 Buenos Aires, a city full of corruption, terrorism and a large community of escaped Germans. Falsely accused of war crimes before leaving Germany, Bernie is called upon to help solve a crime similar to one of his old, unsolved cases. Phillip Kerr is top notch.”
— Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta, ME
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Description

Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires

When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carre, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame finds Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, where he- falsely accused of Nazi war crimes-has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Peron government. But the tough, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxury of laying low when a serial killer- whose crimes may reach back to Berlin before the war-is mutilating young girls. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historical detail, A Quiet Flame is among Kerr's best work yet.


About the Author

Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther--A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.


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