The One from the Other
Germany, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing Nazis, and all the intrigue and deceit readers have come to expect from this immensely talented thriller writer. In The One from the Other, Hitler's legacy lives on. For Bernie Gunther, Berlin has become... show more
Germany, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing Nazis, and all the intrigue and deceit readers have come to expect from this immensely talented thriller writer. In The One from the Other, Hitler's legacy lives on. For Bernie Gunther, Berlin has become too dangerous, and he now works as a private detective in Munich. Business is slow and his funds are dwindling when a woman hires him to investigate her husband's disappearance. No, she doesn't want him back-he's a war criminal. She merely wants confirmation that he is dead. It's a simple job, but in postwar Germany, nothing is simple-nothing is what it appears to be. Accepting the case,Bernie takes on far more than he'd bargained for, and before long, he is on the run, facing enemies from every side.
Publish date: September 7th 2006
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, World War II
Series: Bernard Gunther (#4)
Having listened to the author talk about these books, I decided to go back to them. Very glad I did too, now I know that all he writes about is based on fact. Never liked the 'hard-boiled' detective a la Philip Marlow, but the writing is good enough, the subject matter enthralling, the characters re...
I really can't rate this book highly enough. The author's knowledge of pre-and post war Germany is amazing for someone who does not, as far as I can see, have any direct connection with the Country. The way, through his wonderful creation, Bernie Gunther, he investigates the competing pressures on o...
I recall loving Bernie Gunther, and recommend the first three books often. (But it's been now some years since I read them. Buyer beware.) The collision of a noir vision (an endemic social corruption, a bitterly-funny protagonist bleakly trying to just get by and occasionally drawn into the moral m...
Former Berlin PI Bernie Gunther, running his wife's family hotel near Dachau after the war, decides to get back into the PI business and is hired by a woman looking for confirmation that her husband, a former SS concentration camp commander, is dead. It is nice to read about Bernie again and while ...