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Review: The Lady From Zagreb - Philip Kerr

Series: Bernie Gunther 10
My version:
Genre: Historical Fiction Thriller, Second World War Germany, Eastern Europe
First published: 2015

Summer 1942. When Bernie Gunther is ordered to speak at an international police conference, and old aquaintance has a favour to ask. 731 more words

Historical Fiction

Review: Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

At the stage of his career when many other thriller writers struggle for new ideas or settle on conventional, repetitive plots, Philip Kerr continues to crank out electrifying, utterly addictive novels of suspense.  320 more words

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Review: A Man Without Breath - Philip Kerr

Series: Bernie Gunther 9

My version:
Historical Fiction
 WWII, Germany
First published: 2013

Berlin, March 1943.

Germany is bleak after the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. 771 more words


A Bomb or Two and Very Few Objected*

Very often, fictional sleuths have to move a bit carefully as they do their jobs. They may be investigating powerful and/or very dangerous people. Or (for police sleuths), they may have been told not to focus their energies on certain cases. 1,006 more words


February 22: Happy Birthday Julie Walters and Robert Young

Dame Julie Walters is celebrating her 68th birthday today.  She worked in the insurance business and studied nursing before deciding to go into acting.  She began working in British television in the mid-1970s, and made her London stage debut at about the same time.  942 more words

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Prussian Blue is the first novel I have read by Philip Kerr. It is a 2018 Edgar Award nominee. After reading it, I understand why! 172 more words

THE POSTMAN DELIVERS . . . Three keepers!

MOST BOOK REVIEWERS do not have the space to keep all the books they read and review. I’m no exception, despite living in a five bedroom property bought to house a missus and four sons. 669 more words