Think you would like dark, tension-filled novels revealing the dilemmas of loyalty, integrity, and self-preservation for a former policeman serving in the German military during World War II (and in related settings afterwards)--as (mostly) convincingly imagined by a prolific British writer? Then you'd likely be pleased by (possibly love) the Bernie Gunther novels by Philip Kerr. By my count, there are 7 so far--3 published long ago (and perhaps the most gripping) and 4 more recently (the most recent of these published in the US within recent months).
>>By dreamsailer (Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 22:06)
Here are the Bernie Gunther titles in order of publication:
The Pale Criminal
A German Requiem
The One from the Other
A Quiet Flame
If the Dead Rise Not
Field Gray (2011)
>>By dreamsailer (Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 22:08)
This writer is so evocative of the Berlin times pre 2nd world war...and the aftermath.... as to be unputdownable....a description oft used but with less validity than that to Kerr.
Bernie is a joy and his surroundings totally authentic.
>>By scorpio rising (Saturday, 30 Jul 2011 16:58)
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