The Pale Criminal

A Bernie Gunther Novel

Philip Kerr - Author

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ISBN 9780142004159 | 288 pages | 28 Jun 2005 | Penguin | 5.11 x 7.87in | 18 - AND UP
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The second of the classic Berlin Noir mysteries

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.

...a superb tour of Berlin on the edge of an abyss and a cynical, dashing leading man. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master. (Evening Standard)

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