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Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh and read Law at university. He stayed on to read Law and Philosophy as a postgraduate, most of this German, which was when he first became interested in German twentieth century history.He worked first as a copywriter at a number of advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, but spent most of his time researching an idea he'd had for a novel about a Berlin-based policeman. And following several trips to Germany - and a great deal of walking around mean streets of Berlin - his first novel, March Violets, was published in 1989 and introduced the world to the iconic tough-talking detective Bernie Gunther.Since then he has written and published ten universally lauded Bernie Gunther novels, and is currently working on his eleventh. He has won both the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing, and the CWA Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award.

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Blends high-powered storytelling with a rich piece of historical re-creation * Independent *
Kerr makes his star turns - Heydrich, Himmler, et al - eerily believable * The Times *
Powerful period flavour; a gruff, subversive hero; Kerr delivers the goods * Literary Review *
Echoes of Raymond Chandler...vivid and well-researched * Evening Standard *

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