Bernie Gunther
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  • 1
    March Violets | Philip Kerr

    March Violets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Hailed by Salman Rushdie as a "brilliantly innovative thriller-writer", Philip Kerr is the creator of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries set in Nazi-era Berlin that are nothing short of spellbinding. The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces listeners 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.

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    March Violets | Philip Kerr

    March Violets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and he is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. The year is 1936 and Berlin is preparing for the Olympic Games. Some of Bernie's Jewish friends are beginning to realise that they should have left while they could, and Bernie himself has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party.

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    The Pale Criminal: Berlin Noir | Philip Kerr

    The Pale Criminal: Berlin Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    The Pale Criminal brings back 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, The Pale Criminal is noir writing at its blackest and best.

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    The Pale Criminal | Philip Kerr

    The Pale Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    During a sweltering heat wave in the summer of 1938, the German people anxiously await the outcome of the Munich conference, wondering whether the Fuhrer will plunge Europe into another war. Meanwhile, private investigator Bernie Gunther is hired by a rich widow to find out who has been blackmailing her, as well as by the Berlin criminal police to track down a serial killer. Temporarily promoted to the rank of Kommissar, Gunther sets out to solve the dual mysteries amid the tensions of pre-war.

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    A German Requiem | Philip Kerr

    A German Requiem

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther's in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer.

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    A German Requiem | Philip Kerr

    A German Requiem

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendour, he traces sprials of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo.

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  • 4
    The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel | Philip Kerr

    The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Munich, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing war criminals, and all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. It is also a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fugitives in their flight abroad, sorting out rival claims to stolen goods.

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    The One from the Other | Philip Kerr

    The One from the Other

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Munich in 1949 is a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work. It fills Bernie Gunther with disgust - but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead.

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    A Quiet Flame | Philip Kerr

    A Quiet Flame

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Posing as an escaping Nazi war criminal, Bernie Gunther, Berlin's hardest-boiled private eye, arrives in Buenos Aires. When he reveals his real identity to the local chief of police, he discovers that his reputation as a detective goes before him. A young girl has been murdered in peculiarly gruesome circumstances that strongly resemble Bernie's final case as a homicide detective.

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    A Quiet Flame | Philip Kerr

    A Quiet Flame

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Philip Kerr’s intricate novels featuring former Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther have earned ahallowed place in the hearts of mystery fans. It’s 1950, and Bernie has arrived in Argentina seeking asylum after being falsely identified as a Nazi war criminal. There he investigates the murder of a wealthy banker’s daughter ina case reminiscent of one he worked in Germany 18 years before.

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    If the Dead Rise Not | Philip Kerr

    If the Dead Rise Not

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Berlin, 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just 18 months but already Germany has seen some unpleasant changes. Forced to resign as a homicide detective, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. The discovery of two bodies involves Bernie in the lives of two hotel guests. One is a beautiful journalist intent on persuading America to boycott the Berlin Olympiad; the other is a German-Jewish gangster who plans to use the Olympics to enrich himself.

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    If the Dead Rise Not: A Bernie Gunther Novel | Philip Kerr

    If the Dead Rise Not: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    The best-selling author of 20 novels, Philip Kerr has won a devoted following - and there are none more ardent than those who devour his Bernie Gunther series. In 1934, Bernie found himself in Berlin, where he was caught up in intrigue surrounding Hitler, America, and the upcoming Olympiad. Two decades later, Bernie surfaces in Havana. But an old associate has appeared there as well - and might spell trouble of a decidedly deadly nature.

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  • 7
    Field Grey | Philip Kerr

    Field Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    It's 1954, and Bernie Gunther sails to Florida, where he's arrested, returned to Cuba, and imprisoned. There he meets Castro, and a French intelligence officer, Thibaud. Exhaustively questioned by Thibaud, Bernie is flown to Berlin with a proposition: work for the French or hang for murder. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen.

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    Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel | Philip Kerr

    Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Philip Kerr crafts a thrilling chapter from his critically acclaimed Bernie Gunther series. In Field Gray, Bernie finds himself imprisoned in 1954—and told he can either work for French intelligence or he can hang. Accepting his new job, Bernie begins interviewing POWs returning from Germany. And things get interesting when he meets a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer.

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    Prague Fatale | Philip Kerr

    Prague Fatale

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Philip Kerr’s thrilling mystery series starring private detective Bernie Gunther has been hailed as “one of the great historical crime series” by Bookmarks Magazine. Set in 1941, Prague Fatale follows Gunther as he investigates a murder at the country estate of his old boss, SD member Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was throwing a dinner party for senior German officers when the victim was discovered - the body mysteriously locked in a room from the inside.

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    Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Mystery, Book 8 | Philip Kerr

    Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    September 1941: Bernie Gunther's old boss, Reinhard Heydrich, orders him to Prague to stay at his country house. When a body is found in a room locked from the inside, the spotlight falls on Bernie to solve the mystery. If he fails to do so, he knows what is at stake - the reputation of Heydrich, a man who does not like to lose face. So begins the most diplomatically sensitive case of Bernie Gunther's police career.

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    A Man Without Breath | Philip Kerr

    A Man Without Breath

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death.

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    A Man Without Breath | Philip Kerr

    A Man Without Breath

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Winter, 1943. Bernie Gunther has left the Criminal Police and is working for the German War Crimes Bureau based in Berlin. Reports have been circulating of a mass grave, discovered deep in the Katyn Forest. Rumour has it that the grave is full of Polish officers murdered by the Russians - perfect propaganda for Germany. But it needs a detective of subtle skill to investigate this horrific discovery. Cue Bernie Gunther...

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    The Lady from Zagreb: A Bernie Gunther Novel | Philip Kerr

    The Lady from Zagreb: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    In 1942,there are worse places to be than Zurich, and detective Bernie Gunther has seen his fair share of them. So when a superior asks him to track down a glamorous German actress believed to be hiding in Zurich, he takes the job. The actress, it emerges, is the daughter of a fanatical Croatian fascist, the sadistic commandant of a notorious concentration camp, and Bernie finds himself involved in something much more sinister.

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    The Lady From Zagreb | Philip Kerr

    The Lady From Zagreb

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous propaganda minister - a close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the propaganda minister's command.

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    The Other Side of Silence | Philip Kerr

    The Other Side of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    The war is over. Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. It is 1956, and Bernie is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. As it happens, a local writer needs just that - someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game that is the usual evening diversion at the Villa Mauresque. Not just any writer. Perhaps the richest and most famous living writer in the world: W. Somerset Maugham.

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    The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther, Book 11 | Philip Kerr

    The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. Bernie never forgets a face, especially when it belongs to a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands; among them a woman Bernie loved. Bernie has a score to settle with Hennig…

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  • 12
    Prussian Blue | Philip Kerr

    Prussian Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    From New York Times-best-selling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther, our compromised former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer. With his cover blown, he is waiting for the next move in the cat-and-mouse game that, even a decade after Germany's defeat, continues to shadow his life.

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    Prussian Blue: Bernie Gunther, Book 12 | Philip Kerr

    Prussian Blue: Bernie Gunther, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    It's 1956 and Bernie Gunther is on the run. Ordered by Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, to murder Bernie's former lover by thallium poisoning, he finds his conscience is stronger than his desire not to be murdered in turn. Now he must stay one step ahead of Mielke's retribution. The man Mielke has sent to hunt him is an ex-Kripo colleague, and as Bernie pushes towards Germany he recalls their last case together, finding that there is some unfinished business awaiting him in Germany....

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