March Violets by Philip Kerr
A Bernie Gunther Novel

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The writing is very good, but I have a feeling Mr. Kerr tried a bit too hard to make it a noir book and sometimes similes stretch for a few sentences, which make the reading laborious.
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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. The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces readers to 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, March Violets is noir writing at its blackest and best.
 

About Philip Kerr

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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 July 27, 2004 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 252 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by ManoflaBook.com on Aug 20 2013

The writing is very good, but I have a feeling Mr. Kerr tried a bit too hard to make it a noir book and sometimes similes stretch for a few sentences, which make the reading laborious.

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