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Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Bernie Gunther Novels Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781415946398
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Hailed by Salman Rushdie as a "brilliantly innovative thriller-writer," Philip Kerr is the creator of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries that are nothing short of spellbinding. In this second book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, The Pale Criminal brings back Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he’d seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin—until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, The Pale Criminal is noir writing at its blackest and best. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/24/2011

    " Very good, three very atmospheric stories. The main character, Bernie Gunther, is likeable despite his flaws.

    Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/8/2011

    " March Violets was a chilling read and the other books in the Bernie Gunther series are also absorbing reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/1/2011

    " REally enjoyed the first two novels. The third, not so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/1/2011

    " I loved these three books. Very old school detective, but set in a turbulent time and place.

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elsa | 1/31/2011

    " En fait, je n'ai lu que la première partie (L'été de glace). Le contexte historique est bien décrit, mais je n'ai pas réussi à m'attacher au personnage principal, un détective plutôt macho. Le style m'a particulièrement agacée, avec son abus de comparaisons longues et souvent boiteuses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 1/25/2011

    " Impeccably written superb historical fiction - deeper and more thoughtful than A Conspiracy of Paper, or Saylor's Roman mysteries. Rather dark gumshoe tales, but understandably so given the Nazi Germany (and immediate post-war Germany) setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/16/2010

    " Bernie Gunther is for me the most realised of literary detectives. He has a rich history and I would love to see him on a TV or film screen someday. I think Daniel Craig would play him perfectly, once the 007 gig is over and done with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magcos | 12/4/2010

    " i liked the evolution of the main character and Berlin from 1933, to 1943 to 1950. "

About the Author

Author Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr (1956–2018) was a British writer and New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, along with other fiction series, stand-alone novels, a fantasy series, and nonfiction works. In 1993, he was named in Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists. 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. Field Gray, the seventh in the series, was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Under the name P. B. Kerr, he wrote the much-loved young-adult 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 co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.