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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2017 By Thynker, Ltd. (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A brilliantly twisting tale of espionage and betrayal." (Sunday Times)
"Kerr's novels are modern classics." (Simon Sebag Montefiore)

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Cat lover Gunther survives again

What did you love best about Prussian Blue?

Plot

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bernie of course

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have and I like him a great deal, almost as much as George Guidall

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just a superb story

Any additional comments?

More please.

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  • James
  • 06-26-17

Either back on form - or better than ever

I love Bernie Gunther, but it's been a bumpy ride - not bad, but maybe and naturally/rightly veering about a bit in style across the books in this pretty long series.
Prussian Blue felt like a return to how I remember the first few books - felt like Philip Kerr had got his teeth into researching an interesting bit of history, and had then dropped in Bernie to stubbornly Chandler his way through it.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-17

Another outstanding piece of work from Philip KERR

Kerr again adeptly develops two compelling plots full of punchy and witty dialogue and several twists. He again demonstrates his undoubted detailed knowledge of extremely troubled times in Europe and expertly blends reality with fiction to the extent it can be difficult to differentiate between the two.

Another Bernie triumph and roll on the next episode.

Congratulations, Philip, and thank you!

David Guild

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Creeda
  • 08-08-17

Bernie Gunther - pub bore!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes - for the story. No for the discursive rants about Nazis - we all know how ghastly they were....

What other book might you compare Prussian Blue to, and why?

Can't think of any off-hand. Technically very accomplished. A lot of research has obviously been done (but appears quite natural).

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes - excellent

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Certainly

Any additional comments?

I have read most of the Bernie Gunther series. The stories are always excellent and he seems a most pleasant fellow. However, if I were to read this on paper I could skip all (or most of) the predictable wise-cracks about the horrors of Nazism (a bit like the Latin prayers in Ulysses!). We all know how awful they were. I have read history and Primo Levi. If we don't know by now, no one can tell us!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Bob L
  • 12-03-17

Perhaps a bit too long... Or is it me?

When I got to the last four hours of the book,. I was willing it to end. Won't stop me listening to other Bernie Gunther books though.

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  • odd kåre olsen
  • 07-20-17

supah! love bernie!

always good going back to the good old times when big governments really knww what rhey wanted!

4 of 9 people found this review helpful