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Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Series:The Bernie Gunther Novels Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780698406544

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From  New York Times–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.”


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.

This time, the favor is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems.

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.

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  • “The great thing about these novels is that they don’t feel researched, they feel lived in—in this case, much too painfully for Bernie.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Superlative…Kerr combines a murder mystery that Raymond Chandler could have devised with a searing look at the inhumanity of the Nazis and their allies, presented from a unique perspective.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Kerr’s magic lies in how he addresses core ethical questions: What is the right conduct while operating within the filthy underbelly of Nazi Germany? How could Kerr’s sardonic, tough-talking, anti-Nazi PI survive in a criminal state with his moral integrity and honor intact? Noir devotees, immerse yourselves in the cynical, amoral angst Kerr skillfully portrays.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “It’s 1943, and Berlin cop Bernie Gunther is trying to stay clear of the Nazis while solving the murder of a lawyer who acted on behalf of wealthy Jews. John Lee, who has narrated many of the Bernie Gunther series, knows the territory. His Gunther seems believably world-weary and has the edge you’d get from having to pass for a true believer behind enemy lines. He also colorfully draws a range of secondary characters, including SS officers, crooked Swiss bankers, and a damsel not-quite-in-distress. Lee’s…rich voice is always a listening pleasure.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Kerr does moral ambiguity better than most…For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr.”

    - Booklist
  • “Kerr has become a master at concocting gripping, morally hazy World War II–era crime thrillers full of nuanced players.”

    - Kirkus Reviews


  • A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

Philip Kerr (1956–2018) was the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels, three of which—Field Gray, The Lady from Zagreb, and Prussian Blue—were finalists for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Kerr also won several Shamus Awards and the British Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the 2009 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award. In 2018, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Writing as P. B. Kerr, he was the author of the much-loved young-adult fantasy series Children of the Lamp.

About the Narrator

John Lee is the winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. His has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.