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I’ve written before about the Edgar Awards, annual awards given by the Mystery Writers of America to recognize the best mysteries published in a particular year.   502 more words

Antipodean Crossings, Global Readings

For the past several months Sandi and I have been Antipodean hopping, between Queenstown, Sydney and Western Australia so that somehow 2018 has arrived and already started to disappear. 1,218 more words

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update: April 2018


Norfolk Festival of Nature ‘celebrating the cultural relationships that exist between people and nature’ took place at the Forum in Norwich on 21 & 22 April. 492 more words


Philip Kerr, 'Prussian Blue' (2017)

I can’t think of many fictional characters who have thrilled and entertained me as much as Bernie Gunther. Inspired to create him after wondering what Raymond Chandler’s detective novels would be like if he’d lived not in Los Angeles but 1930s Berlin, Philip Kerr wrote fourteen Gunther novels, of which Prussian Blue is the twelfth. 664 more words


Kerr's Prussian Blue up next

Prussian Blue.  It’s 528 pages of fictional Berlin detective Bernie Gunther interacting with Nazis in (framing device) 1956 and (very meaty main plot) 1939… 1,085 more words


GREEKS BEARING GIFTS . . . Between the covers

“One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written,” says Lee Child of Bernie Gunther, the world weary, wise-cracking former German cop, and sometime acquaintance of such diverse historical characters as Reinhard Heydrich, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Peron and William Somerset Maugham. 763 more words


Philip K and other stuff

Sitting in the cinema with my mate Stephen back in another lifetime, as the opening credits for Total Recall unfurled. The year before, I had had a job which involved some proof reading of a corporate newsletter. 634 more words