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.
Once again Kerr leads us through the fact of history and the vagaries of human nature
One of the greatest master story-tellers in English
Nods to Poirot suggest Kerr set himself the challenge of working the Holocaust into an Agatha Christie-style country house mystery. If so, he has pulled it off with aplomb - Sunday Times
Somehow Mr Kerr just gets better and better - Telegraph
This is a locked-room murder, worthy of Agatha Christie - Independent
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.