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If the Dead Rise Not : Bernie Gunther Thriller 6 - Philip Kerr

If the Dead Rise Not

Bernie Gunther Thriller 6

Paperback Published: 1st May 2010
ISBN: 9781849161930
Number Of Pages: 464

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'One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written' LEE CHILD

As Berlin prepares for the 1936 Olympic Games, Bernie is caught between violently opposing factions in a story that comes full circle in 1950s' Cuba.

Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations - a blatant example of discrimination.

Forced to resign as a homicide detective with Berlin's Criminal Police, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. Two bodies are found - one a businessman and the other a Jewish boxer. As Bernie digs to unearth the truth, he discovers a vast labour and construction racket designed to take advantage of the huge sums the Nazis are spending to showcase the new Germany to the world. It is a plot that finds its dramatic and violent conclusion twenty years later in pre-revolutionary Cuba.


Mystery and treachery in prewar Berlin


An exhilarating account of police work in prewar Germany and post war Cuba. Philip Kerr uses accurate historical fact within the experiences of the main character and weaves this like a magician to produce a story of accurate brilliance. Treachery, brutality, and sheer cunning of the characters, coupled with faultless historical and geographic accuracy are the hallmarks of another of Philip Kerr's work.



If the Dead Rise Not

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Once again Kerr leads us through the fact of history and the vagaries of human nature

Kerr's period detail is utterly convincing... a sophisticated thriller that brings the war and its aftermath to life - Independent

Kerr brilliantly evokes the edgy atmosphere of the post-war period in one of the most gripping and accomplished detective novels published so far this year - Sunday Times

The pace is cracking, the dialogue crisply Chandleresque, the characterisation refreshingly stereotype-free. Kerr's research, historical and geographical, is all but faultless - The Times

The scope and breadth of Philip Kerr's historical research, and the subtle complexity of plot structure, are worthy of Le Carre. The fast-paced, crack-a-minute delivery smacks of Chandler. The comparisons are inevitable, but Kerr parries the plaudits with ease - Irish Examiner

ISBN: 9781849161930
ISBN-10: 1849161933
Series: Bernie Gunther
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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