A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

Author(s): Philip Kerr

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It is winter, 1943. Bernie Gunther has left the Criminal Police and is working for the German War Crimes Bureau based in Berlin. Reports have been circulating of a mass grave hidden in a wood near Smolensk. The grave's whereabouts are uncertain until, deep in the Katyn Forest, a wolf digs up some human remains. Rumour has it that the grave is full of Polish officers murdered by the Russians - a war crime that is perfect propaganda for Germany. But it needs a detective of subtle skill to investigate this horrific discovery. Cue Bernie Gunther...

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Praise for PRAGUE FATALE: "["Prague Fatale"] is clever and compelling, proving once again that the Bernie Gunther books are, by a long chalk, the best crime series around today."--"The Daily Beast"" ""Inside this mesmerizing novel, set mainly in a country house outside Prague, is a tantalizing locked-door murder mystery that will thrill fans of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels."--Carol Memmott, "USA"" Today" ""Prague Fatale" is classic Philip Kerr, a first-person noir detective story worthy of Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler in every regard, seamlessly transplanted to war-era Europe. Every time I finish another Gunther novel, I think, "This is as good as it gets." Then inevitably, the next one comes along and is even better!"--Bruce Tierney, BookPage.com "In "Prague Fatale," [Bernie Gunther] is back in the early days of the Second World War, dealing with a case that combines espionage, terrorism and a locked-room mystery [. . .] Philip Kerr does his usual fine job of setting the scenes and portraying the personalities of the era. His Nazis are note-perfect creations, as are the other characters, fictional and historical, of Second World War-era Europe, all of it flavoured by the wisecracking, tough-talking Gunther, who has been called the Sam Spade of Germany. Kerr knows his modern German history, and is gifted at storytelling, and Gunther is a dark anti-hero for the ages." --H. J. Kirchhoff, "The Globe and Mail" Praise for Philip Kerr:
"Just as youth is wasted in the young, history is wasted on historians. It ought to be the exclusive property of novelists--but only if they are as clever and knowledgeable as Philip Kerr."--Julia Keller, "Chicago Tribune"
"A wily and unreliable narrator, Bernie may be forgiven for holding his cards so close to his chest as he tries to do the right thing in so many wrong places. Shades of the moral ambiguity of some of Graham Greene's and John le Carre's more memorable characters are here, as is the spirit of

Philip Kerr is the author of eight other acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels. If the Dead Rise Not won the 2009 CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Crime Novel. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh and now lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781780876245
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : March 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philip Kerr
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 384