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... show more
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.
Publish date: July 27th 2004
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, World War II
Series: Bernard Gunther (#1)
Dziś przyszła kolej na następny kryminał, którego akcja dzieje się najpóźniej z dotychczas przeze mnie recenzowanych (mam tutaj na myśli Krugera i Scotland Yard), ponieważ "dopiero" w latach 30. i do tego w Niemczech. Powieść ta okazała się miłym zaskoczeniem, bo spodziewałem się solidnego "średniak...
"March Violets" (Märzveilchen) was a term of derision used by the "Old Fighters" (Alte Kämpfer) to refer to those who "opportunistically" joined up with the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (aka the Nazi Party) only after the Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz) was passed in March of 19...
Good, old fashioned Weimar Republic noir. This was the first book in a remarkably original noir series. I liked it...a lot...a whole lot. I don't know if I quite loved it but I can definitely see how this series could grow Ito something outstanding. Noir set in 1930's Germany, and done so well. I lo...
Unabridged and read by Jeff Harding.Listening to this I found myself thinking of a Steve Martin PI film - it had to do with the way the word 'dirty' was used early on in the book.
). Pelican has released a trilogy of his Berlin detective novels that feature the wise-cracking, ex-Kripo, private detective, Bernie Gunther. The first, March Violets, takes place in 1936 as the Nazis are rising to power, and Kerr sets the scene masterfully. Bernie has been hired to find the c...