A German Requiem by Philip Kerr
(Crime, Penguin)

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The disturbing climax to the Berlin Noir trilogy

Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels have won him an international reputation as a master of historical suspense. In A German Requiem, the private eye has survived the collapse of the Third Reich to find himself in Vienna. Amid decaying imperial splendor, he traces concentric circles of evil and uncovers a legacy that makes the wartime atrocities seem lily-white in comparison.


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Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther—A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.
Published August 29, 2006 by Penguin Books. 318 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Persuaded by a Russian officer to try to clear his unscrupulous old comrade Emil Becker of the murder of an American officer in Vienna, Bernie follows a trail from Becker to resurrected Gestapo chief Heinrich MÅller--all the while sinking into a Graham Greeneish landscape of casually willing wome...

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Russian Colonel Palkovich Poroshin is the first to ask for Bernie's help in finding out what actually happened and with his help Bernie is able to travel to Vienna to the scene of the crime to investigate.

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In the wreckage of postwar Berlin, PI Bernie Gunther--in his third appearance--accepts coal for payment and reluctantly takes on a case for Russian Col. Palkovich Poroshin, one of the despised ``Ivans

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