gripping historical thriller from a global bestselling author
By Philip Kerr
Bernie Gunther returns to his desk on homicide from the horrors of the Eastern Front to find Berlin changed for the worse. The eighth in the international bestselling series.
'One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written' LEE CHILD
Bernie Gunther returns to his desk on homicide from the horrors of the Eastern Front to find Berlin changed for the worse.
He begins to investigate the death of a railway worker, but is obliged to drop everything when Reinhard Heydrich of the SD orders him to Prague to spend a weekend at his country house. Bernie accepts reluctantly, especially when he learns that his fellow guests are all senior figures in the SS and SD.
The weekend quickly turns sour when a body is found in a room locked from the inside. If Bernie fails to solve this impossible mystery not only is his reputation at stake, but also that of Reinhard Heydrich, a man who cannot bear to lose face.
Philip Kerr has written over thirty books of which the best-known are the internationally renowned and bestselling Bernie Gunther series. The sixth book in the series, If the Dead Rise Not, won the CWA Historical Dagger. His other works include several standalone thrillers, non-fiction and an acclaimed series for younger readers, The Children of the Lamp. Philip died in March 2018, days before the publication of his 13th Bernie Gunther thriller, Greeks Bearing Gifts. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature shortly before his death.
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27 Oct 2011
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'Prague Fatale is, quite simply, an excellent novel, evocative and compelling, intelligent and thrilling' Euro Crime. — Euro Crime
'Prague Fatale remains as absorbing as its companions in the series' The Independent. — Independent
'Historically accurate with a forensic eye for period detail ... a thoroughly intriguing story in a fast-paced, psychologically engaging whodunit' Lady. — Lady
'a splendid locked room mystery told with customary wit ... insight and compassion. A rattling good read' Scotsman. — Scotsman
'as brilliant as ever' Sun. — Sun
'Mr Kerr just gets better and better' Sunday Telegraph. — Sunday Telegraph
'an Agatha Christie-style whodunit set in the Second World War' The Times. — The Times
'Kerr's novels are fast moving, tough talking affairs and Gunther is a perfectly cynical guide to the sordid world Kerr uncovers in his novels' The Sunday Business Post Magazine. — Business Post Magazine
'Kerr is a good, suspenseful writer' The Big Issue. — Big Issue