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A Quiet Flame (Bernie Gunther Novels)

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Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's 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. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame finds Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, where he- falsely accused of Nazi war crimes-has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Perón government. But the tough, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxury of laying low when a serial killer- whose crimes may reach back to Berlin before the war-is mutilating young girls. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historical detail, A Quiet Flame is among Kerr's best work yet.

Synopsis:

Bernie Gunther is in Argentina, circa 1950, where he--falsely accused of Naziwar crimes--has been offered a new life. But the tough detective doesn't havethe luxury of laying low when a serial killer--whose crimes may reach back toBerlin before the war--is mutilating young girls.

About the Author

Philip Kerr is the author of nineteen novels, perhaps the best- loved of which are those featuring Bernie Gunther: The One from the Other and the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116486
Author:
Kerr, Philip
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bernie Gunther Novels
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.80x5.06x.72 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , Bernie Gunther is in Argentina, circa 1950, where he--falsely accused of Naziwar crimes--has been offered a new life. But the tough detective doesn't havethe luxury of laying low when a serial killer--whose crimes may reach back toBerlin before the war--is mutilating young girls.
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