The groundbreaking trilogy by Scottish author Philip Kerr that introduced the world to Bernie Gunther, an ordinary German soldier turned KRIPO cop turned private detective who just tries to do his job and keep his wits about him amidst the rising tide of Naziism in 1930s Berlin.
Sardonic, tough-talking, and cynical, Bernie smokes too much, drinks too much, has a rough sense of humor and an even rougher sense of right and wrong. Partly that's because he's a true Berliner. Partly it's the result of life experiences...
BERLIN NOIR is comprised of the first three Bernie Gunther novels (MARCH VIOLETS, THE PALE CRIMINAL, and A GERMAN REQUIEM) which were published between 1989 and 1992. Upon its release in 1993, BERLIN NOIR left an eponymous new genre of historical crime fiction in its wake.
BERLIN NOIR will soon be coming to a small screen near you, thanks to Tom Hanks, his production company Playtone, and the brilliant folks at HBO!
So don't wait. Get your copy of BERLIN NOIR and start getting to know the unforgettable character of Bernie Gunther, who is, according to the the NYTimes, "the right kind of hero for his time… and ours."
And don't miss books 4 through 9 in the Bernie Gunther series...