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.
A rich and intricately plotted thriller. While one can't help wishing there were more Bernie adventures to comfort us, this is a welcome gift and a testament to the storytelling panache of one of Britain's great thriller writers - The TimesWith his trademark wit, Kerr creates believable characters and a compelling storyline, examining the psychology and morality of war. Flawless and clever - The LadyHistory is brought to life with black humour - Daily MirrorKerr leads us through the facts of history and the vagaries of human natureOne of the greatest master storytellers in EnglishKerr has few, if any, rivals to match him among modern thriller writers - Sunday TimesA scandalous yet plausible scenario...a thriller [in which] the historical dice are well-shaken - LA Times[Kerr] quantum leaps the limitations of genre fiction. Most thrillers insult your intelligence; Kerr assaults your ignorance - Esquire