A quiet flame by philip kerr overdrive rakuten overdrive. A quiet flame philip kerr author of more than 30 books. Kerr got his masters in law from the university of birmingham before working as a copywriter and finally becoming a fulltime author in 1989. Philip kerrs intricate novels featuring former berlin homicide detective bernie gunther have earned a hallowed place in the hearts of mystery fans. Book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book book 14. Feb 23, 2010 a quiet flame is a good place to start with philip kerr s berlin noir novels. Read a quiet flame a bernie gunther novel by philip kerr available from rakuten kobo. Philip kerr returns with his bestloved character, bernie gunther, in the fifth novel in what. Bernie fought on the turkish front during world war i and was a cop before becoming a private eye in berlin before world war ii. World war ii didnt quite go the way it was supposed tothe third reich having lasted noticeably less than 1,000 yearsbut the nazis are still in there pitching. The stories take place, mostly, in berlin during the days just before and just after world war ii.
A quiet flame finds gunther in argentina, circa 1950, where he falsely accused of nazi war crimeshas been offered a new life and a clean passport by the peron government. Philip kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the four featuring bernie guntherthe one from the other and the berlin noir trilogy march violets, the pale criminal, and a german requiem. The book dealt with a theme which was dark from the very beginning. Jan 27, 2012 listen to quiet flame audiobook by philip kerr. Read a quiet flame bernie gunther thriller 5 by philip kerr available from rakuten kobo. A quiet flame is a good place to start with philip kerrs berlin noir novels. In prussian blue, philip kerr once more shows himself one of the greatest master storytellers in english. The comparisons are inevitable, but kerr parries the plaudits with ease irish examiner. A quiet flame npr coverage of a quiet flame by philip kerr. A quiet flame a quiet flame audiobook, by philip kerr. A quiet flame by philip kerr, 9781847245588, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. August, 2009 set in the 1920s and 1930s mostly in the section of the city that later became east berlin philip kerrs crime novels.
Mar 19, 2009 a quiet flame is a good place to start with philip kerr s berlin noir novels. Philip kerrs latest novel, a quiet flame, examines directive 11, a secret order issued in 1938 that barred jews from entering argentina. After being falsely accused of war crimes, bernie guntherlike the nazis he has always despisedhas been offered a new life and a clean passport by the peron government. In a quiet flame bernies arrests are far too contrived to enable the listener to feel a smooth flow of the plot. A quiet flame is the fifth book in the bernie gunther series. The first two books were prewar, postnazi takeover germany. The wisecracks are still there and the story is passable. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Bernie gunther is one of the more interesting and original private eyes in thriller fiction. Kerr tries too hard throughout, and isnt nearly consistently successful, especially with the forced quips and banter.
Bernie gunther arrives in buenos aires only to be caught up in the hunt for a killer. Everyone can keep their mouths shut, skorzeny said. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. March 19, 2009 hitler is history, but bernie gunther, the ss guy with a heart of gold, is alive and well, and chasing dirty rats in argentina. Home the books forum about bernie about philip kerr. Description philip kerr if the dead rise not, quiet flame, one from the other 3 books collection set description. Philip kerr is the new york times bestselling author of the acclaimed bernie gunther novels, three of whichfield gray, the. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app.
A quiet flame bernie gunther, book 5 by philip kerr book cover, description, publication history. A bernie gunther novel and millions of other books are available for. Philip kerr s intricate novels featuring former berlin homicide detective bernie gunther have earned a hallowed place in the hearts of mystery fans. Its 1950, and bernie has arrived in argentina seeking asylum after being falsely identified as a nazi war criminal. In this riveting historical mystery novel from new york times bestselling author philip kerr, bernie gunther trails a serial killer in 1950s buenos aires buenos aires, 1950. He has also written childrens books under the name p. A quiet flame by phillip kerr left me sad, and on both the counts of character and atmosphere. The wisecracks are still there and the story is passable, even given the several bumps along the road. The main story begins in beunos aires in 1950, where bernie gunther has managed to emigrate to, partly to get away from the devastation of his homeland.
It is more fun when kerr is simply telling a story and letting bernie smartoff and get into feasible trouble. His new bernie gunther novels have won him comparisons with alan furst, john le carre. When he introduced bernie gunther in the original berlin noir trilogy, philip kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with raymond chandler. Bernie gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950s buenos aires when he introduced bernie gunther in the original berlin noir trilogy, philip kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with raymond chandler. The narrative is swift and adept, and so wellgrounded in the history and custom of the period that the reader is. But bernie doesnt have the luxury of settling into his new home and lying low. A bernie gunther novel ebook written by philip kerr. A quiet flame is a good place to start with philip kerr s berlin noir novels. What a great read it os being suspenseful, full of historic detail, and also pleasingly literate and wellwritten. Order of bernie gunther books bernie gunther is the central character in a series of historical mysterythriller novels by british novelist philip kerr. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over.
Philip kerr if the dead rise not, quiet flame, one from. Philip ballantyne kerr 22 february 1956 23 march 2018 was a british author, best known for his bernie gunther series of historical detective thrillers. Philip kerr is the new york times bestselling author of the acclaimed bernie gunther novels, three of whichfield gray, the lady from zagreb, and. The scope and breadth of philip kerrs historical research, and the subtle complexity of plot structure, are worthy of le carre. Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers in its blend of wit, careful plotting and the kind of detail that brings the past to life. A quiet flame is the 5th book in philip kerr s terrific bernie gunther berlin noir series. A quiet flame is the 5th book in philip kerrs terrific bernie gunther berlin noir series. Philip kerr returns with his bestloved character, bernie gunther, in the fifth novel in what is now a series. The fastpaced, crackaminute delivery smacks of chandler. A quiet flame is a perfectly fine read, but not a really good one. A case involving disappearance of missing some books are never meant to be happy.
The nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already germany has seen some frightening changes. Philip kerr was a british author of thriller novels and childrens books under the pen name of p. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read a quiet flame. Falsely fingered a war criminal, bernie gunther has booked passage to buenos aires, lured, like the nazis whose company he has always despised, by promises of a new life and a clean passport from the peron government. After being falsely accused of war crimes, bernie guntherlike the nazis he has always despisedhas been offered a new life and a clean. Philip kerrs intricate novels featuring former berlin homicide detective bernie. A quiet flame bernie gunther, book 5 by philip kerr. The bernie gunther books a quiet flame philip kerr. But the tough, fasttalking detective doesnt have the luxury of laying low when a serial killer whose crimes may reach back to berlin before the waris mutilating young. Philip kerr returns with his bestloved character, bernie gunther, i. Buy a quiet flame by philip kerr from waterstones today.240 489 1245 975 1469 1502 15 714 1261 33 115 779 1072 589 228 1214 819 1475 463 173 230 1212 258 1444 1003 1207 1089 1324 135 1438 1223 1433 1375 918