Kerr's novels are modern classics
The best crime novels around today
The good detective trying to do his best within a corrupt regime, few writers have tackled the theme with the rigour of Philip Kerr
Still 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
Bernie Gunther is one of the more interesting and original private eyes in thriller fiction... as the other nine Bernie Gunther novels show, Kerr thoroughly researches the period he writes about. In particular, he excels in his atmospheric portrayal of Berlin...
...a satisfying slab of hardcore historical thrills... fans of the sleuth will happily add this to their growing bookshelves, but it will win over other genre-lovers too.
...a return to form for Kerr: it will keep diehard admirers of the Gunther novels happy and will also garner new supporters. As an alternative view of the Nazi world order, it's hard to beat. The Lady