Indeed, a murder does occur, but the victim is a young adjutant on Heydrich’s staff, found dead in his room, the door and windows bolted from the inside. Anticipating foul play, Heydrich had already ordered Bernie Gunther to Prague. After more than a decade in Berlin's Kripo, Bernie had jumped ship as the Nazis came to power, setting himself up as a private detective. But Heydrich, who managed to subsume Kripo into his own SS operations, has forced Bernie back to police work. Now, searching for the killer, Gunther must pick through the lives of some of the Reich’s most odious officials.
A perfect locked-room mystery. But because Philip Kerr is a master of the sleight of hand, Prague Fatale is also a tense political thriller: a complex tale of spies, partisan terrorists, vicious infighting, and a turncoat traitor situated in the upper reaches of the Third Reich.
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Philip Kerr’s darkly realistic Bernie Gunther mystery series has long been considered to exemplify noir crime fiction.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
PRAGUE FATALE is a well-written and engaging mystery...Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
It takes the combination of deep cynicism and brutal realism in which Philip Kerr specializes to write this riveting murder mystery based on the life and terrible times of Reinhard Heydrich, the sadistic Nazi butcher of Czechoslovakia in World War II.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale | See more reviews from Washington Times
...this latest addition is clever and compelling, proving once again that the Bernie Gunther books are, by a long chalk, the best crime series around today.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
The plot is skillfully arranged...The setting, Prague, and a castle full of Nazis, is brilliant and shows that even monsters tend to blend into one another in a close setting.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
...because Gunther is such a fine narrator, it’s a pleasure to follow him through the maze...Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
A perfect locked-room mystery. But because Philip Kerr is a master of the sleight of hand, Prague Fatale is also a tense political thriller...Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
Kerr knits fictional and historical characters, while Bernie’s memories and knowledge of the future flow backward and forward.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
...I have always held these novels to a pretty high standard. And he simply failed to come close to the pinnacle this time.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
Philip Kerr’s novels have been one of my favorite discoveries over the last couple of years...They are all great books and Prague Fatale is no exception.Read Full Review of Prague Fatale
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