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A Man Without Breath A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr
  

A Man Without Breath A Bernie Gunther Novel

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Another Bernie Gunther novel, this time towards and end of World War II. Gunther oversees the exhuming of a mass grave with instructions to hide the evidence if the killings were by the SS and to make a publicity coup out of the evidence if the Russians were involved. It’s all very dangerous and Gunther ends up on trial for his life. This is an excellent series, here particularly, outlining the brutality on the Polish, Prussian and German borders which really brings home the horror of the way the Poles were treated. Not a comfortable read but a very find one indeed.

If you like Philip Kerr you might also like to read books by Alan Furst, Dan Fesperman and Martin Cruz Smith.

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A Man Without Breath A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr

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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'Richly layered ... Remarkable'
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'Compelling ... Elegantly constructed
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About the Author

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, and lives in London. He is the author of March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem, A Philosophical Investigation, and Dead Meat. He has also edited two anthologies. In 2011 Philip Kerr was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on BERNIE GUNTHER...

A German cop who has moved from the Nazi 1930s to the post-war period, with mixed loyalties but a strong sense of duty which often gets him into trouble. A QUIET FLAME was his 5th outing and IF THE DEAD RISE NOT appeared next in September 2009.

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Publication date

10th October 2013

Author

Philip Kerr

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781780876276

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