Philip Kerr

1 Berlin Noir

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  1994-01-01
Description :  <b>Now in one volume—the first three novels in Philip Kerr’s&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i> bestselling&#xa0;historical mystery series starring hard-boiled detective Bernie Gunther...<br /><br />“A Chandleresque knight errant caught in insane historical surroundings. Bernie walks down streets so mean that nobody can stay alive and remain truly clean.”—John Powers,&#xa0;<i>Fresh Air</i>&#xa0;(NPR)<br /><br /></b>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...<br /><br />This collection includes:<br /><i>MARCH VIOLETS<br />THE PALE CRIMINAL<br />A GERMAN REQUIEM</i>

2 Prague Fatale

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-04-17
Description :  <b>Former detective and reluctant SS officer Bernie Gunther must infiltrate a brutal world of spies, partisan terrorists, and high-level traitors in this “clever and compelling”(<i>The Daily Beast</i>) <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from Philip Kerr.</b><br /><i>Berlin, 1941</i>. Bernie is back from the Eastern Front, once again working homicide in Berlin's Kripo and answering to Reinhard Heydrich, a man he both detests and fears. Heydrich has been newly named Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. Tipped off that there is an assassin in his midst, he orders Bernie to join him at his country estate outside Prague, where he has invited some of the Third Reich's most odious officials to celebrate his new appointment. One of them is the would-be assassin. Bernie can think of better ways to spend a beautiful autumn weekend, but, as he says, “You don't say no to Heydrich and live.”

3 Prussian Blue

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-04-04
Description :  <b>When his cover is blown, <b>former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a</b>&#xa0;cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2...</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /><i> The French Riviera, 1956</i>: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich&#xa0;Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and he’s not on holiday. Mielke is calling in a debt and wants Bernie to travel to London to poison a female agent they’ve both had dealings with. But Bernie isn't keen on assassinating anyone. In an attempt to dodge his Stasi handler—former Kripo comrade Friedrich Korsch—Bernie bolts for the German border.&#xa0;Traveling by night and hiding by day, he has plenty of time to recall the last case he and&#xa0;Korsch worked together...<br /><br /><i> Obersalzberg, Germany, 1939</i>: A&#xa0;low-level bureaucrat has been found dead at Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bavaria. Bernie and Korsch&#xa0;have one week to find the killer before the leader of the Third Reich arrives to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Bernie knows it would mean disaster if Hitler discovers a shocking murder has been committed on the terrace of his own home. But Obersalzberg is also home to an elite Nazi community, meaning an even bigger disaster for Bernie if his investigation takes aim at one of the party’s higher-ups...<br /><br />1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget.

4 The Other Side of Silence

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-03-29
Description :  <b>When Bernie Gunther takes on a blackmail case and gets involved in the affairs of British spies, the former detective risks exposing his own dark past in this&#xa0;thrilling novel hailed by <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> as “one of Kerr’s best.”</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <i>Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 1956</i>. Having gone into hiding in the French Riviera, Bernie Gunther is working as a&#xa0;concierge at the Grand-Hôtel under a false name. His days and nights consist of maneuvering drunks to their rooms, shooing away prostitutes in search of trade, and answering the mindless questions posed by the absurdly rich guests—needless to say, he’s miserable. Now, the man who was once a homicide detective and unwilling SS officer in Hitler’s Third Reich is simply the person you turn to for touring tips or if you need a bridge partner. <br /><br />As it just so happens, a rich and famous writer needs someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game at the Villa Mauresque. But Somerset Maugham wants Bernie to help him get out of a game far more dangerous than bridge.&#xa0;Maugham is being blackmailed—perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle, or perhaps because, once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service...

5 A Man Without Breath

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  From the national bestselling author of Prague Fatale, a powerful new thriller that returns Bernie Gunther, our sardonic Berlin cop, to the Eastern Front. <br /><br /> Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. To the Wehrmacht, such proof will soften the reality of its own war crimes in the eyes of the victors. For Goebbels, such proof could turn the tide of war by destroying the Alliance, cutting Russia off from its western supply lines.<br /><br /> Both parties agree that the ensuing investigation must be overseen by a professional trained in sifting evidence and interrogating witnesses. Anything that smells of incompetence or tampering will defeat their purposes. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched to Smolensk, where truth is as much a victim of war as those poor dead Polish officers.<br /><br /> Smolensk, March, 1943. Army Group Center is an enclave of Prussian aristocrats who have owned the Wehrmacht almost as long as they’ve owned their baronial estates, an officer class whose families have been intermarrying for generations. The wisecracking, rough-edged Gunther is not a good fit. He is, after all, a Berlin bull. But he has a far bigger concern than sharp elbows and supercilious stares, for somewhere in this mix is a cunning and savage killer who has left a trail of bloody victims. <br /><br /> This is no psycho case. This is a man with motive enough to kill and skills enough to leave no trace of himself. Bad luck that in this war zone, such skills are two-a-penny. Somehow Bernie must put a face to this killer before he puts an end to Bernie.

6 March Violets

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1989-07-03
Description :  <b>THE FIRST NOVEL IN PHILIP KERR’S ACCLAIMED HISTORICAL MYSTERY SERIES</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>When private investigator Bernie Gunther agrees to track down some stolen jewels, his search takes him down the dangerous streets of pre-World War 2 Berlin and into the path of the most influential players in Nazi Germany…</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Wisecracking cop turned private investigator Bernie Gunther specializes in missing persons, and as the Third Reich’s power has grown, Bernie has become a very busy man. But as he takes on cases involving millionaire industrialists, stolen diamonds, and Hitler’s most powerful cronies, Bernie finds himself mired in the brutality and corruption of a country on the brink of war.<br /><br />Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, <i>March Violets</i> is noir writing at its blackest and best.

7 The Lady from Zagreb

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-04-07
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by Malcolm Forbes as “the best crime novels around today.”</b><br /><br />A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister—close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s command.<br /><br />This time, the favor is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems.<br /><br />Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda. Perfect territory for a true cynic whose instinct is to trust no one.

8 Greeks Bearing Gifts

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-04-03
Description :  <b><b>A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War 2 criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr's </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling series.</b></b><br /><br /><i>Munich, 1956.</i> Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages "Christoph Ganz" to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece.<br /><br />Under the cover of his new identity, Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel's claimed losses are large , and, even worse, they may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place.<br /><br />Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Back then, a young Leventis suspected an S.S. officer whose connection to the German government made him untouchable. He's kept that man's name in his memory all these years, waiting for his second chance at justice...<br /><br />Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases--new and old--to bed. But there's a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: A killer has returned to Athens...one who may have never left.

9 Field Gray

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-04-14
Description :  <b>This Edgar® Award-nominated novel in Philip Kerr’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling&#xa0;Bernie Gunther series reveals the cynical, hard-boiled detective’s harrowing history as an unwilling SS officer in World War 2.&#xa0;<br /><br /></b>During his eleven years working homicide in Berlin's Kripo, Bernie Gunther learned a thing or two about evil. Then he set himself up as a private detective—until 1940 when Heydrich dragooned him into the SS's field gray uniform and the bloodbath that was the Eastern Front. Spanning twenty-five tumultuous years, <i>Field Gray</i> strides across the killing fields of Europe, landing Bernie in a divided Germany at the height of the Cold War—revealing a treacherous world where the ends justify the means and no one can be trusted...

10 If the Dead Rise Not

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-03-18
Description :  <b>Detective Bernie Gunther navigates two corrupt regimes in this&#xa0;“richly satisfying mystery...that evokes the noir sensibilities of Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald while breaking new ground of its own”(<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).<br /></b> <br /><i>Berlin, 1934</i>. Former policeman Bernie Gunther, now a hotel detective, finds himself caught between warring factions of the Nazi apparatus as Hitler and Avery Brundage, the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, connive to soft-pedal Nazi anti-Semitism before the 1936 Olympiad...<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Havana, 1954</i>. Batista, aided by the CIA, has just seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is gaining a stranglehold on Cuba’s exploding gaming and prostitution industries. Bernie, after being kicked out of Buenos Aires, has resurfaced with a relatively peaceful new life. But he discovers that he cannot truly outrun his past when he collides with an old love and a vicious killer from his Berlin days...

11 A Quiet Flame

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-03-19
Description :  <b>In this riveting historical mystery novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philip Kerr, Bernie Gunther trails a serial killer in 1950’s Buenos Aires...&#xa0;<br /></b><br /><i>Buenos Aires, 1950</i>. After being falsely accused of war crimes, Bernie Gunther—like the Nazis he has always despised—has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Perón government. But the tough, fast-talking ex-Berlin detective doesn’t have the luxury of laying low. The local police pressure Bernie into taking on a case in which a girl has turned up gruesomely mutilated. What’s more, her murder just might be linked to a missing German banker’s daughter and a long-unsolved case Bernie worked back in Berlin before the war. After all, the scum of the earth has been washing up on Argentina’s shores—state-licensed murderers and torturers—so why couldn’t a serial killer be among them?

12 The One from the Other

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-09-07
Description :  <b>In the fourth mystery in Philip Kerr's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series, Bernie Gunther—a former policeman and reluctant SS offier—attempts to start over in the aftermath of World War 2 and quickly learns that the past is never far behind you...</b><i><br /><br />Berlin, 1949</i>. Amid the chaos of defeat, Germany is a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, and fleeing Nazis. For Bernie Gunther, Berlin has become far too dangerous.&#xa0;After being forced to serve in the SS in the killing fields of Ukraine, Bernie has moved to Munich to reestablish himself as a private investigator.&#xa0;<br /><br />Business is slow and his funds are dwindling when a woman hires him to investigate her husband's disappearance. No, she doesn't want him back—he's a war criminal. She merely wants confirmation that he is dead. It's a simple job, but in postwar Germany, nothing is simple—nothing is what it appears to be. Accepting the case, Bernie takes on far more than he'd bargained for, and before long, he is on the run, facing enemies from every side.

13 The Pale Criminal

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1990-09-05
Description :  <b>Hard-boiled detective Bernie Gunther takes on a depraved serial killer terrorizing 1930's Berlin in the second gripping mystery in Philip Kerr’s&#xa0;<i>New York Times </i>bestselling series.</b><br /><br />In the sweltering summer heat wave of 1938, the German people anxiously await the outcome of the Munich conference, wondering whether Hitler will plunge Europe into another war. Meanwhile, private investigator Bernie Gunther has taken on two cases involving blackmail. The first victim is a rich widow. The second is Bernie himself.<br /><br />Having been caught framing an innocent Jew for a series of vicious murders, the Kripo—the Berlin criminal police—are intent on locating the real killer and aren't above blackmailing their former colleague to get the job done.&#xa0;Temporarily promoted to the rank of Kommissar, Bernie sets out to solve the dual mysteries and begins an investigation that will expose him to the darkest depths of humanity...

14 A German Requiem

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1991-10-01
Description :  <b>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.</b><br /><br /><i>Vienna, 1947</i>. 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...

15 Prayer

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>Acclaimed for his historical mysteries,&#xa0;<b>the&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther series</b>&#xa0;seamlessly shifts to a present-day setting in this&#xa0;intense psychological thriller.<br /><br /></b>Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, sees the violence wrought by extremists of all kinds. Gil has always been on the side of justice—until he learns something that shakes his faith in the system, in himself, and in God. Desperate, he prays, begging to know God is there. When a serial killer begins targeting the morally righteous at the same time that a number of secular icons come under attack, Gil realizes that his prayers are being answered in a most terrifying way.

16 Dark Matter

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2002-10-01
Description :  <i>I swore not to tell this story while Newton was still alive.</i><br /><br />1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. Though Ellis is notoriously hotheaded and was caught fighting an illegal duel, he arrives at the Tower as assistant to the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Newton is Warden of the Royal Mint, which resides within the Tower walls, and he has accepted an appointment from the King of England and Parliament to investigate and prosecute counterfeiters whose false coins threaten to bring down the shaky, war-weakened economy. Ellis may lack Newton’s scholarly mind, but he is quick with a pistol and proves himself to be an invaluable sidekick and devoted apprentice to Newton as they zealously pursue these criminals.<br /><br />While Newton and Ellis investigate a counterfeiting ring, they come upon a mysterious coded message on the body of a man killed in the Lion Tower, as well as alchemical symbols that indicate this was more than just a random murder. Despite Newton’s formidable intellect, he is unable to decipher the cryptic message or any of the others he and Ellis find as the body count increases within the Tower complex. As they are drawn into a wild pursuit of the counterfeiters that takes them from the madhouse of Bedlam to the squalid confines of Newgate prison and back to the Tower itself, Newton and Ellis discover that the counterfeiting is only a small part of a larger, more dangerous plot, one that reaches to the highest echelons of power and nobility and threatens much more than the collapse of the economy. <br /><br /><b>Dark Matter</b> is the lastest masterwork of suspense from Philip Kerr, the internationally bestselling and brilliantly innovative thriller writer who has dazzled readers with his imaginative, fast-paced novels. Like <i>An Instance of the Fingerpost</i>, <i>The Name of the Rose</i>, and Kerr’s own Berlin Noir trilogy, <b>Dark Matter</b> is historical mystery at its finest, an extraordinary, suspense-filled journey through the shadowy streets and back alleys of London with the brilliant Newton and his faithful protégé. The haunted Tower with its bloody history is the perfect backdrop for this richly satisfying tale, one that introduces an engrossing mystery into the volatile mix of politics, science, and religion that characterized life in seventeenth-century London.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

17 The Winter Horses

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Historical  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Animals  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  From Philip Kerr, the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, comes a breathtaking journey of survival in the dark days of WWII in Ukraine, a country that remains tumultuous today. This inspiring tale captures the power of the human spirit and is perfect for fans of&#xa0;<i>The Book Thief,</i>&#xa0;<i>Milkweed</i>, and&#xa0;<i>The</i>&#xa0;<i>Boy in the Striped Pajamas</i>.<br /><br />It will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine.&#xa0; But it's 1941, and things are different this year.&#xa0; Max, the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overtaken this precious land. He must also learn to keep secrets—for there is a girl, Kalinka, who is hiding in the park.<br /><br />Kalinka has lost her home, her family, her belongings—everything but her life.&#xa0; Still, she has gained one small, precious gift: a relationship with the rare wild and wily Przewalski's horses that wander the preserve. Aside from Max, these endangered animals are her only friends—until a Nazi campaign of extermination nearly wipes them out for good.<br /><br />Now Kalinka must set out on a treacherous journey across the frozen forest to save the only two surviving horses—and herself.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

18 Hitler's Peace

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-05-19
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels reimagines the end of World War 2 in this gripping standalone spy thriller.<br /></b><i><br />Autumn 1943</i>. Since Stalingrad, Hitler has known that Germany cannot win the war. The upcoming Allied conference in Teheran will set the ground rules for their second front-and for the peace to come. Realizing that the unconditional surrender FDR has demanded will leave Germany in ruins, Hitler has put out peace feelers. (Unbeknownst to him, so has Himmler, who is ready to stage a coup in order to reach an accord.) FDR and Stalin are willing to negotiate. Only Churchill refuses to listen.<br /><br />At the center of this high-stakes game of deals and doubledealing is Willard Mayer, an OSS operative who has been chosen by FDR to serve as his envoy.&#xa0;A cool, self-absorbed, emotionally distant womanizer with a questionable past, Mayer has embraced the stylish philosophy of the day, in which no values are fixed.&#xa0;He is the perfect foil for the steamy world of deception, betrayals, and assassinations that make up the moral universe of realpolitik.<br /><br />With his sure hand for pacing, his firm grasp of historical detail, and his explosively creative imagination about what might have been, Philip Kerr has fashioned a totally convincing thinking man’s thriller in the great tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene.

19 Das Wittgensteinprogramm

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-08-01
Description :  &#34;Also töte ich, weil es keinen logischen Grund gibt, nicht zu töten.&#34; (Wittgenstein)<br/> <br/> London, 2013: Gewalt ist an der Tagesordnung. Chief Inspector Jakowicz hat es mit einem neuen Serienmörder zu tun. Doch dieser ist anders: Er hat die Datenbank des Polizeicomputers angezapft, um die Namen potenzieller Mörder zu erfahren. Um sich zu rächen.<br/> Fieberhaft erarbeitet Jakowicz mit dem Computerspezialisten Chung und dem Philosophieprofessor Lang ein Täterprofil des Mannes, der unter dem Decknamen Wittgenstein sein mörderisches Unwesen treibt …<br/> <br/> Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Kritikerpreis für den besten internationalen Kriminalroman.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#34;Ein brillanter Roman!&#34; (WAZ)<br/> <br/> &#34;Philosophie für Anfänger, Mord für Fortgeschrittene.&#34; (Stern)

20 Trilogía berlinesa

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  En 1989, el escritor escocés Philip Kerr publicó su primera novela, Violetas de marzo, en la que también debutó su peculiar detective, Bernie Gunther, un ex agente de la Kripo -la temida policía criminal del III Reich- especializado en buscar a personas desaparecidas. En esta primera entrega, la acción se sitúa en el Berlín de 1936, cuando la ciudad se preparaba para acoger los Juegos Olímpicos. En 1990 apareció Pálido criminal, en la que Gunther se ve obligado a reincorporarse a la Kipro para investigar los asesinatos de varias adolescentes alemanas ocurridos en 1938. Por último, un año más tarde, vio la luz la tercera parte de esta trilogía, Réquiem alemán. Ambientada en 1947, tras la derrota de la Alemania nazi, Gunther se ve envuelto en la intrincada trama de los servicios de inteligencia internacionales, en los albores de la Guerra Fría.

21 Beneath the Skin

Author : Ned Beauman, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Lynch, Philip Kerr, None Various & A. L. Kennedy
Genre :  Medical  Books  Professional & Technical  Nonfiction  Social Science  Society  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness  Science & Nature  Biographies & Memoirs 
Release Date :  2018-10-25
Description :  Published to accompany BBC Radio 3's <i>A Body of Essays </i>series. Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown to us. And yet they all have stories to tell. <br /><br />So who better to tell them than fifteen of the world's finest writers? Working with medical experts, each writer has chosen a different organ: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food and digestion; AL Kennedy gets inside the nose and our sense of smell; Philip Kerr traces the development of brain surgery; and Ned Beauman argues that the appendix might not be as useless as we think. <br /><br />The human stomach, we discover, contains as many brain cells as a cat has in its head. The lungs weigh about the same as a loaf of bread. A traumatic memory can show itself on the skin. Moving, comical and endlessly surprising, <i>Body of Essays</i> is an unforgettable voyage through the mysterious landscape of our anatomy.

22 The Pocket Handkerchief

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-06-07
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philip Kerr, comes a story of a young man growing up in colonial America.</b><br />No one knows when "something infernal" crept into the heart of young Master Edgar, a well-bred British orphan in the hands of a cool stepfather in 19th century Richmond, Virginia, and under the care of the home's educated and proper slave, Scipio. Was it when his actress mother died, years after moving Edgar and his brother from England to America? Was it during his strange education at the hands of the calculating Scipio? Or was it when he plotted another boy's death so that he could gain entry, through the boy's grave, into the underworld?<br /><br /> "The Pocket Handkerchief" by Philip Kerr is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!

23 La dama de Zagreb

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-09-08
Description :  «El hecho es que resulta fácil reconocer a un hombre malvado a simple vista: tiene el mismo aspecto que ustedes o yo».<br />Cuando Joseph Goebbels da una orden directa no se le puede decir que no. Y, para su desgracia, Bernie Gunther lo sabe mejor que nadie. Esta vez se ve obligado a viajar a Yugoslavia, donde los nazis croatas dan a la palabra «crueldad» una nueva dimensión, y a una Suiza engañosamente neutral. Pero no todo van a ser penalidades para Gunther. Va a conocer a toda una estrella de cine. Una mujer como no existe otra igual. <br />LA NOVELA NEGRA Y LA ALEMANIA NAZI NUNCA COMBINARÁN MEJOR QUE CON EL CÍNICO Y MELANCÓLICO BERNIE GUNTHER.<br />PHILIP KERR OBTUVO EL PREMIO RBA DE NOVELA NEGRA 2009 POR <i>SI LOS MUERTOS NO RESUCITAN</i>.

24 Chambres froides

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2012-10-10
Description :  Les méthodes de lutte contre la mafia sont-elles meilleures à Saint-Pétersbourg qu’à Moscou ? En tout cas, c’est pour apprendre celles d’un spécialiste, le colonel Grouchko, que le narrateur y est envoyé par ses supérieurs. À peine arrivé, un journaliste vedette très polémique, qui suivait les affaires liées au milieu, est retrouvé assassiné. Son meurtre serait-il lié aux mafiosi géorgiens, ukrainiens ou tchéchènes ?&#xa0;<br />Une plongée détonante dans la Russie postsoviétique, entre trafic d’influence, corruption et mafia, doublée d’une description saisissante et pleine d’humour – Philip Kerr oblige – des conditions de vie difficiles dans les années 1990.&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l’anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Laurence Kiefer</i>

25 Azul de prusia

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2018-06-14
Description :  1956. El general Erich Mielke, un alto mando de la Stasi al que no le gustan las negativas como respuesta, ha viajado hasta la Riviera francesa para obligar a Bernie Gunther a asesinar a una mujer. Es una misión suicida y Gunther lo sabe, así que huir es su única opción. Mientras escapa de los agentes de la Stasi, el antiguo detective rememora otro caso: en 1939 fue enviado a Baviera a resolver un asesinato cometido en la segunda residencia de Hitler. Diecisiete años separan ambas historias, pero los vínculos entre pasado y presente nunca se acaban de romper.

26 Mercado de invierno

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-01-22
Description :  Scott Manson es, ni más ni menos, el segundo entrenador del London City FC, un equipo de la Premier League. Carismático y amado por sus jugadores tanto como por la prensa y la directiva, se sabe todos los entresijos del juego, dentro y fuera del campo. Pero, como si no hubiera bastante con la alta competición, el director técnico del equipo aparece asesinado en el estadio del London City. Un crimen que parece conectado con mareantes cifras de fichajes, la exigencia deportiva y las miserias humanas.&#xa0;Manson es un gato viejo y además se siente responsable de todo lo que pasa en el club. Así que ¿por qué no tratar de neutralizar al asesino?<br />La primera entrega de esta nueva serie de Philip Kerr es un thriller ambientado en el lado más pasional – y oscuro- del fútbol, donde magnates del Este, asesinos y futbolistas míticos disputarán un partido a vida o muerte.

27 Praga mortal

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  "Berlín, septiembre de 1941. El detective Bernie Gunther debe abandonar todas sus ocupaciones en Homicidios para atender un asunto de mayor envergadura: pasar un fin de semana en la casa de campo que su antiguo jefe en el SD tiene en Praga. Lo que en principio se presenta como una soporífera reunión en compañía de los más detestables oficiales de las SS y el SD, se convierte de repente en una prueba de fuego para la reputación de Gunther como investigador: deberá descubrir cómo alguien ha podido ser asesinado en una habitación cerrada por dentro.

28 LA MANO DE DIOS

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-02-25
Description :  FÚTBOL. CRIMEN. SEXO.LA SERIE DE LA CHAMPIONSEl equipo de Scott Manson disputa un partido crucial de la Champions en Atenas. La derrota sería una mala noticia pero no la peor. Una de las estrellas cae fulminada sobre el césped. ¿Un ataque al corazón o algo más turbio?<b>UNA NOVELA VALIENTE SOBRE LA HOMOSEXUALIDAD Y EL RACISMO EN EL FÚTBOL</b>

29 The Most Frightening Story Ever Told

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Crime & Mystery  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  <b>Roald Dahl meets R. L. Stine in this spine-tingling and hilarious tale from a bestselling author!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Billy Shivers doesn’t have a lot of excitement in his life. He prefers to spend his days reading alone in the Hitchcock Public Library. So it is a bit out of character when he finds himself drawn to the Haunted House of Books, and a competition daring readers to survive an entire night spent inside.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The Haunted House of Books is a cross between a bookstore and a booby trap. It’s a creaky old mansion full of dark hallways and things that go bump in the night, and the store’s ill-tempered owner, Mr. Rapscallion, only adds to the mystery. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> But the frights of the store itself are nothing compared to the stories it holds. These stories are so ghastly, so terrifying, so shocking that once you’ve read them, you’ll never be the same. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Does Billy dare begin? <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Do you?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Not for the faint of heart, oscillating between spooky and mysterious, this will appeal to readers looking for a fright.” —<i>School Library Journal</i>

30 Impact

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-10-16
Description :  Tom Jefferson est tueur à gages, très reconnu dans la profession, charmeur, efficace, et irréprochable. Il est contacté par un proche de la CIA et de la mafia, qui lui demande d’étudier la faisabilité d’éliminer « le barbu », Fidel Castro. Cet assassinat arrangerait tout le monde : le gouvernement, bien sûr, mais aussi la mafia, qui a dû renoncer à la mine d’or des casinos cubains. Sans la mafia, Kennedy n’aurait pas gagné cette élection. On attend donc de lui qu’il laisse tomber l’enquête à grande échelle que le gouvernement a lancée contre le crime organisé. S’il refuse, la mafia détient un enregistrement sonore du Président en train de faire l’amour avec Marilyn Monroe. Quand on fait écouter à Tom cette cassette, c’est la voix de sa femme, qui travaille pour le bureau de campagne du Président, qu’il reconnaît. Quelques jours plus tard, celle-ci est retrouvée morte. Tom brise son contrat sur Castro et disparaît. Les commanditaires s’inquiètent : d’après la rumeur, il voudrait venger la mort de sa femme et assassiner JFK…<br /><br />Traduit de l’anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Pascal Loubet

31 Gris de campaña

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-04-01
Description :  Corre el año 1954 y las cosas no son sencillas para Bernie Gunther. El Gobierno cubano le ha obligado a espiar a Meyer Lansky, y cualquiera puede imaginarse que meter las narices en los asuntos de un conocido mafioso no puede ser bueno para la salud. Así que, harto de ese engorroso trabajo, Gunther consigue una embarcación con el objetivo de huir a Florida. Sin embargo, la suerte no está de su lado, ya que tras la fuga es arrestado y devuelto a Cuba, donde es encarcelado. En su
 estancia en prisión conoce a personajes curiosos, como Fidel Castro o Thibaud, un agente que ejerce de enlace entre la CIA y el servicio de inteligencia francés. Thibaud no es buena compañía para Bernie y no tarda en demostrarlo al hacerle una propuesta que el detective no tiene más remedio que aceptar: debe volver a Alemania para alojarse en una prisión y hacer allí un trabajo sucio que puede acabar costándole la vida.

32 Un hombre sin aliento

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-03-01
Description :  Berlín, marzo de 1943. Las temperaturas son gélidas y la moral está por los suelos tras la derrota en Stalingrado. Bernie Gunther ha dejado la brigada criminal y trabaja para la oficina de crímenes de guerra. Llegan informes que hablan de una gigantesca fosa común en un bosque cercano a Smolensko, una zona rusa ocupada por las tropas alemanas. Pero la localización exacta es incierta, hasta que empiezan a aparecer restos humanos en el bosque de Katyn. Los rumores dicen que los cadáveres son de oficiales polacos asesinados por el ejército soviético. Y si es cierto, ese crimen de guerra puede convertirse en una propaganda perfecta para la causa nazi.<br />* Su novela <i>Si los muertos no resucitan</i> fue galardonada en 2009 con el III Premio RBA de Novela Negra.

33 Una llama misteriosa

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  Vuelve Bernie Gunther.<br />Huyendo de una absurda acusación de criminal de guerra, dejará Berlín con destino a Buenos Aires. Es 1950 y su destino no es casual: una muchacha ha sido asesinada de forma espantosa al otro lado del Atlántico y el modus operandi lo enlaza con otro semejante en los últimos días de la República de Weimar. Y Gunther nunca se rinde.

34 How To Write Vocabulary Presentations And Practice

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Study Aids  Books  Reference 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-05-18
Description :  Vocabulary has gained its rightful place at the centre of modern language learning syllabuses, but how does a writer select which items to present and practise? Philip Kerr, an experienced teacher, trainer and coursebook writer, explains the importance of key criteria such as frequency, learnability and usefulness when choosing vocabulary items to focus on.<br />Starting with an overview of theoretical and practical issues involved in writing vocabulary materials, he goes on to illustrate a wide range of practice activity types and also includes suggestions for dealing with the knotty issue of rubric-writing. Carefully constructed tasks are backed up with detailed commentaries which encourage readers to think critically about vocabulary materials in general.<br />This module forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The training modules are designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

35 Falso nueve

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2018-03-15
Description :  Que el fútbol sea un deporte no implica que haya que jugar limpio. Scott Manson, entrenador de fútbol, está buscando trabajo, pero en el actual mundo del fútbol, plagado de estrellas, no le va a resultar fácil encontrarlo. El puesto de entrenador que le ofrecen en Shanghái resulta no ser sino un elaborado timo, y los del F. C. Barcelona no quieren contratarle como entrenador, sino como detective. Por lo visto, una de las estrellas del Barça ha desaparecido y Scott tiene un mes para dar con ella. Mientras sigue el rastro del futbolista desde París a Antigua, Scott se topa con hombres corruptos y con mujeres retorcidas, y descubre lo podrido que está el corazón de tan bello deporte…

36 Berlin noir trilogien

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $30.99
Release Date :  2015-03-01
Description :  Bernie Günther er etterhvert blitt en velkjent gjenomgangsfigur i Philip Kerrs mange kriminalromaner. Tre av disse er her samlet i ett bind: Marsfioler, Den bleke forbryter og Tysk rekviem. Handlingene foregår dels i Berlin etter at nazistene har tatt makten, forut for 2. verdenskrig, dels under krigen og til slutt i de første etterkrigsårene.<br /> Günther er den Philip Marlow-aktige privatdetektiven med bakgrunn fra tysk politi som forsøker å livnære seg under ganske så spesielle forhold. Og hvordan oppspore potensielle forbrytere i et samfunn som er gjennomsyret av angiveri og umenneskelighet fra topp til bunn?&#xa0;<br /> Og merkverdig nok, med tanke på tidskoloritten, severer Kerr (og Günther) også en dose humor, om enn av det litt beske og småironiske slaget.&#xa0;<br /> De tre romanene som utgjør Berlin Noir har alle fått glitrende anmeldelser, med terningkast 5/6 over det hele. De ble gitt ut i Sverige i 2014, og ble nominert til beste ovesatte krim av Svenska Däkarakademien.<br /> «... noe av det mest overbevisende researcharbeid jeg har sett på mange år, førsteklasses håndverk, litterært utfordrende og et mesterverk innenfor enhver sjanger eller ikke-sjanger»&#xa0;<br /> Ingvar Ambjørnsen, VG 6<br /><br /> Philip Kerr (59) er født og oppvokst i Skottland. Han har juridisk og filosofisk utdannelse og arbeidet i flere år i reklamebransjen. Kerr har skrevet en rekke romaner og barnebøker. Hans Berlin noir romaner er de tre første i en serie på 9 med privatetterforsker Bernie Günther som gjennomgangsfigur. Han er utgitt i en rekke land.

37 Hôtel Adlon

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-01-11
Description :  Dans ce sixième épisode, retour aux sources.&#xa0;<br />Berlin, 1934 : Le monde est aveugle. Mais Bernie Gunther, lui, ne l’est pas. Après avoir quitté la police de plus en plus nazifiée, il est chargé de la sécurité des résidents du célèbre hôtel Adlon. Le dirigeant d’une entreprise de construction est retrouvé assassiné dans sa chambre. Quelque temps plus tard, on repêche le cadavre d’un jeune boxeur juif. Y aurait-il un lien entre ces deux meurtres ? Dans le même temps, Bernie fait la connaissance de deux résidents de l’hôtel : une talentueuse et ravissante journaliste qui milite pour que les États-Unis boycottent les Jeux olympiques de 1936 et un gangster américain proche de la mafia de Chicago, bien décidé à s’enrichir grâce aux J.O. Sur fond de montée de la discrimination à l’égard des juifs, Bernie découvre un réseau de sociétés écrans, destinées à détourner les sommes pharaoniques que les nazis sont prêts à dépenser pour exhiber le nouveau visage de l’Allemagne grâce à la construction du stade prévu pour accueillir les J.O. . La lumière sur cette affaire ne se fera que vingt ans plus tard, dans le Cuba prérévolutionnaire.&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l’anglais par Philippe Bonnet</i>

38 Unos por otros

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  Transcurre el año 1949. Harto de ocuparse del hotel de su suegro situado a un paso del campo de concentración de Dachau, en Alemania, y con su esposa ingresada en una institución mental, el sardónico detective Bernhard Gunther ha decidido ir tras los pasos de un famoso sádico, uno de los muchos espías de las SS capaz de infiltrarse entre las filas de los aliados y encontrar refugio en América. Pero, por supuesto, nada es lo que parece, y Gunther pronto se encontrará navegando en un mar mortal habitado por ex-nazis que huyen de la persecución y de organizaciones secretas constituidas con el objetivo de facilitar la huída a los verdugos del tercer Reich.

39 El otro lado del silencio

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-10-18
Description :  En 1956, el exdetective Bernie Gunther vive en la Riviera francesa. Debería llevar una existencia tranquila, pero eso es algo imposible para él. El pasado de la guerra le alcanza de la mano de un antiguo oficial nazi. Además, ha sido invitado a Villa Mauresque por el célebre escritor William Somerset Maugham, quien está siendo chantajeado y necesita ayuda.&lt;br&gt;Puede que se trate de una cuestión personal. O puede que sea víctima de la batalla que el espionaje está librando en el corazón de Europa.

40 Pénitence

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2017-02-15
Description :  «&#xa0;Terriblement alléchant, sincèrement effrayant et délicieusement diabolique&#xa0;!&#xa0;»The Observer&#xa0;Gil Martins est un agent du FBI qui lutte contre le terrorisme depuis Houston, Texas. Il est le témoin quotidien d’actes de violence perpétrés par des extrémistes de toutes sortes. Autrefois croyant, la réalité cruelle de son travail le porte à remettre en question l'existence de Dieu, ce qui provoque de fortes tensions avec sa femme, Ruth.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0; Lorsque plusieurs personnalités athées – dont un professeur de biologie, un obstétricien et un journaliste – sont victimes d'attentats aussi étranges qu’inexpliqués, Martins lance une&#xa0;enquête malgré le scepticisme de ses supérieurs. Ses recherches l’amènent à l'Église Izraël, où une jeune membre de sa congrégation, terrifiée, est convaincue que les victimes ont été tuées par leurs prières. Martins doute de sa santé mentale mais quand cette dernière est retrouvée morte à son tour, il découvre chez elle une liste de noms&#xa0;; une liste de toutes les victimes jusque-là... et bien d'autres encore.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0; Déterminé à arrêter cette barbarie, Gil Martins s'approche de la source des prières et semble devenir lui-même la cible d'un Dieu vengeur. Sa seule planche de salut sera de faire pénitence...<br /><br />Traduit de l'anglais par Philippe Bonnet

41 Trilogie berlinoise

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-11-05
Description :  <i>L’été de cristal</i> se situe en 1936, alors que l’on “nettoie” Berlin en prévision des J.O. Bernie Gunther, ancien membre de la Kripo devenu détective privé n’est pas sans ressembler à Philip Marlowe, le modèle culte de tous les privés. Son enquête (meurtre de la fille d’un industriel et disparition de bijoux) le conduit à se laisser interner au camp de Dachau… Dans <i>La pâle figure</i>, situé en 1938, il est victime d’un chantage de Heydrich qui veut le contraindre à réintégrer la police. <i>Un requiem allemand</i>, le plus noir des trois, commence en 1947 dans Berlin en ruine et divisé en secteurs d’occupation. <i>La Trilogie berlinoise</i>, tout en respectant les règles du genre policier, offre un portrait glaçant et puissamment évocateur de Berlin au quotidien à l’ère nazie.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l'anglais par Gilles Berton (traduction entièrement révisée)</i>

42 La mort, entre autres

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-03-04
Description :  1949. Munich rasée par les bombardements et occupée par les Américains se reconstruit lentement. Bernie Gunther aussi : redevenu détective privé, il vit une passe difficile. Sa femme meurt, il a peu d’argent et surtout, il craint que le matricule SS dont il garde la trace sous le bras ne lui joue de sales tours. Une cliente affriolante lui demande de vérifier que son mari est bien mort, et le voici embarqué dans une aventure qui le dépasse. Tel Phil Marlowe, et en dépit de son cynisme, Gunther est une proie facile pour les femmes fatales. L’Allemagne d’après-guerre reste le miroir de toutes les facettes du Mal et le vrai problème pour Gunther est bientôt de sauver sa peau en essayant de sauver les apparences de la morale. Atmosphère suffocante, hypocrisies et manipulations, faits historiques avérés façonnés au profit de la fiction : du Philip Kerr en très grande forme.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l’anglais par Johann Frederik Hel Guedj</i>

43 La Paix des dupes

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-04-18
Description :  Automne 1943. Après Stalingrad, Hitler sait qu'il ne peut plus gagner la guerre. La conférence prévue pour décembre à Téhéran entre Roosevelt, Churchill et Staline va définir les termes de la paix à venir. Hitler envoie quelques espions à Téhéran pour préparer le terrain. De son côté, Himmler en fait secrètement autant. Roosevelt, lui, dépêche Willard Mayer, agent de l'OSS, personnage sans scrupule qui va modifier le cours des choses. Tous les moyens seront bons? Téhéran devient le théâtre d'une farandole de trahisons, assassinats et renversements de situation. L'auteur offre une alternative audacieuse à l'issue de la conférence, redessinant le destin de l'Europe tel qu'il aurait pu être. Son talent est de rendre tous les personnages historiques incroyablement vrais, et l'intrigue plausible.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l'anglais par Johann-Frederik Hel-Guedj</i>

44 Une douce flamme

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-06-02
Description :  1950. À la fin de <i>La Mort, entre autres</i>, embarqué sous un faux nom pour l’Argentine avec Adolf Eichman, Bernie Gunther va y retrouver le gratin des criminels nazis en exil. Ayant révélé sa véritable identité au chef de la police de Buenos Aires, il constate que sa réputation de détective l’y a précédé. Une jeune fille est assassinée dans des circonstances atroces, et Bernie se dit que cette affaire ressemble étrangement à une enquête non élucidée qui lui avait été confiée lorsqu’il était flic à Berlin sous la république de Weimar. Soupçonnant l’un des très nombreux nazis réfugiés dans sa ville, le chef de la police, sollicite l’aide de Bernie qui accepte sans grand enthousiasme. Une série de flash-backs nous ramènent à Berlin en 1932, éclairant les progrès de ses investigations, qui posent d’embarrassantes questions sur les rapports entre le gouvernement de Pern et les nazis.<br /><br /><i>Traduit par Philippe Bonnet</i>

45 Une enquête philosophique

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-06-01
Description :  2013 à Londres, où il ne fait plus bon vivre du tout. Un meurtrier sadique s’attaque à des femmes et leur fait des choses tout à fait affreuses avant de badigeonner leur corps de graffitis obscènes. Parallèlement, on assassine l’un après l’autre les membres d’une liste ultra secrète figurant dans l’ordinateur du ministère de l’Intérieur : il s’agit de criminels sexuels potentiels, affublés de surnoms de philosophes. L’inspecteur « Jake » Jacowicz, une dure à cuire dont la particularité est de détester les hommes, s’engage dans un duel (d’une intelligence rarement vue dans un polar) avec le serial killer, surnommé Wittgenstein, qui proclame : « Je tue, donc je suis », et figure lui aussi sur la liste. La double enquête, policière et philosophique, est menée par Kerr avec un brio époustouflant.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l’anglais par Claude Demanuelli</i>

46 Prague fatale

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-01-08
Description :  Berlin, 1942. Bernie Gunther, capitaine dans le service du renseignement SS, est de retour du front de l’Est. Il découvre une ville changée, mais pour le pire. Entre le black-out, le rationnement, et un meurtrier qui effraie la population, tout concourt à rendre la vie misérable et effrayante. Affecté au département des homicides, Bernie enquête sur le meurtre d’un ouvrier de chemin de fer néerlandais. Un soir, il surprend un homme violentant une femme dans la rue. Qui est-elle ? Bernie prend des risques démesurés en emmenant cette inconnue à Prague, où le général Reinhard Heydrich l’a invité en personne pour fêter sa nomination au poste de Reichsprotektor de Bohême-Moravie.<br /><br />Traduit de l’anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Philippe Bonnet

47 A Philosophical Investigation

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-04-27
Description :  <b>A terrifyingly prescient cult classic by the&#xa0;bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther series.&#xa0;<br /><br />“Chilling...absorbing...part techno-thriller, part futuristic detective story, part diary of a serial killer.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>LONDON, 2013</i>. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions—even with the widespread government use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the “punitive coma.” Beautiful, whip-smart, and driven by demons of her own, Detective Isadora “Jake” Jacowicz must stop a murderer, code-named “Wittgenstein,” who has taken it upon himself to eliminate any man who has tested posi­tive for a tendency towards violent behavior—even if his victim has never committed a crime. He is a killer whose intellectual brilliance is matched only by his homicidal madness.

48 Falskspel

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-04-19
Description :  Första delen i succéserien Berlin Noir! Året är 1936, platsen är Berlin och stämningen är laddad. Privatdetektiven Bernie Günther får i uppdrag att utreda mordet på en rik stålmagnats älskade dotter och att återfinna ett värdefullt diamanthalsband som försvunnit. I sin jakt på sanningen söker han sig till sjaskiga nattklubbar, byggplatser för den nya Autobahn och till de ökända nazisterna Himmler och Heydrich. Falskspel är den första boken i trilogin Berlin Noir av Philip Kerr. Det är en elegant och nervkittlande deckare som ger en sylvass bild av livet i det nazistiska Berlin. Författaren Philip Kerr har skrivit ett 20-tal böcker, och för sin Berlin Noir-serie har han mottagit ett flertal litterära priser.

49 O tiro

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-10-01
Description :  Estados Unidos, Novembro de 1960. Contra todas as expectativas, John F. Kennedy, de apenas quarenta e três anos, é eleito presidente do país mais poderoso do mundo. São tempos difíceis, a Guerra Fria está ao rubro, a União Soviética equipara-se aos Estados Unidos na corrida ao armamento, tendo já vencido a conquista do espaço. A febre anticomunista impôs-se e a paranóia em relação à Cuba de Fidel Castro é crescente. Para a Máfia, que quer liberalizar as suas operações nas Caraíbas, Fidel Castro representa um obstáculo. A solução está num homem.

50 En mand uden åndedræt

Author : Philip Kerr
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $35.99
Release Date :  2013-10-19
Description :  Året er 1943. Bernie Gunther har fået ansættelse ved Wehr-machts Krigsforbrydelseskontor i det krigshærgede Berlin.<br />  Der har længe floreret rygter om en massegrav skjult i Katynskoven, og da rygterne bliver bekræftet af en ulvs fund af menneskeknogler, kræver både Wehrmacht og den tyske propagandamaskine med Goebbels i spidsen at få svar på spørgsmålene: Hvilken nationalitet har ligene i graven, og hvilket land står bag forbrydelsen?<br />  Et nagelfast bevis for, at det er russernes værk, vil være perfekt propaganda for Tyskland, og Gunther bliver beordret til det vestlige Rusland for at skaffe dette bevis.<br /> EN MAND UDEN ÅNDEDRÆT er niende bind i Philip Kerrs Berlin Noir-serie. Denne gang er det Katynmassakren, der danner rammen for Kerrs veldrejede krimiplot.



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