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  • Published: 18 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241976012
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $24.99

March Violets



The first in the iconic Berlin Noir series, March Violets takes readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduces a private eye in the great tradition of Hammett and Chandler.

'For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir novels.' Sam Mendes, GuardianControversial, powerful and iconic, March Violets is the first in the Bernie Gunther series by the thriller master Philip Kerr, and a must-read for any discerning crime thriller fan. 'Wonderfully sharp and satirical' Times'An impressive debut' Guardian'Fast-paced, laconic, unpredictable, and witty' Evening StandardBernhard Gunther is a private eye, specializing in missing persons. And in Hitler's Berlin, he's never short of work... Winter 1936. A man and his wife shot dead in their bed. The woman's father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice - and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with his daughter's life.As Bernie follows the trail into the very heart of Nazi Germany, he's forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. A trail that ends in the hell that is Dachau...Stylishly written and powerfully evocative, Kerr's crime classic transports readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduces a private eye in the great tradition of Hammett and Chandler.%%%Bernhard Gunther is a private eye, specializing in missing persons. And in Hitler's Berlin, he's never short of work . . .Winter 1936. A man and his wife have been shot dead in their bed. The woman's father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice - and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with her life.As Bernie follows the trail into the cesspit that is Nazi Germany, he's forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. One that takes him to the very heart of the administration, and, finally, to Dachau . . .Stylishly written and powerfully evocative, March Violets transports readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduces a private eye in the great tradition of Hammett and Chandler.

  • Published: 18 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241976012
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, and lives in London. He is the author if March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem, A Philosophical Investigation, Dead Meat (shown on television as Grushko), Gridiron and Esau.

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