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  1. says:

    This is Philip Kerr's swansong after his untimely and much lamented death last year and he leaves us with a gloriously detailed portrayal of the dying days of the Weimar Republic the chilling rise of Nazism and Hitler in the city of Berlin He returns us to Bernie Gunther's early days as a detective working in vice but now promoted to the Murder Commission by the Chief of the Criminal Police the lawyer and Jew Bernard Weiss For som

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    Berlin in 1928 is between two epochs the Weimer Republic is at its dusk and the Third Reich is just about to arrive Berlin is still the city of decadence cabarets WW1 veterans however new ideas are on the horizon Bernie Gunther is a only a young detective tasked with finding the culprit behind brutal murders of four young women He already h

  3. says:

    The book is entitled Metropolis not just because of the appearance of Fritz Lang but because the main character might be better described as Berlin than even Bernie Gunther Here Kerr gives us a taste of early Gunther right when he was promoted to the homicide bureau putting his detective mind to work solving a case of a serial murderer roaming the streets of Berlin But best of all Kerr places Gunther in a time of Weimar

  4. says:

    Well that’s it then Read my 14th and last Bernie Gunther detective To my great regret there will never be another Bernie to look

  5. says:

    This is the fourteenth Bernie Gunther novel and sadly the last to be published after the tragic loss of Phiip Kerr last year I read the first Bernie Gunther novel in 1989 and was delighted when Kerr brought the character back in 2006 after the initial trilogy which was completed in 1991 During the series Kerr wrote about the life of Gunther before during and after WWII The previous book “Greeks Bearing Gif

  6. says:

    i rarely give 5 for a book but this one absolutely deserve it one of the best thrillers full with compassion and empathty

  7. says:

    I’ve been with Bernie Gunther on this long ride and now it is over Philip Kerr has died and this is the last book that he will ever write about Berlin’s detective Those who have been following Gunther through the Second World War and beyond now have the opportunity to read about how it all began This book deals with Berlin during the post World War I period and how Bernie Gunther becomes an expert in murder and other crimes

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    So the inevitable last book of the Bernie Gunther books has arrived Philip Kerr died last year in March just days before the release of the previous Bernie Gunther novel I expected that to be last one and bless his heart he had another one for us in stock I love the little introduction that Ian Rankin provided for this book and love the ge

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    Set in 1928 during the Weimar Republic this features a younger innocent less cynical Bernie Gunther who has just joined the murder suad in Berlin and is on the trail of not one but two serial killers one targeting prostitutes the other 'cleaning' the streets of beggingwounded war veteransFor me this has the strengths and weaknesses of the other books in this series for one the story is overlong bloated with fi

  10. says:

    My first Bernie Gunther is also the last written by Philip Kerr who died shortly after completing the bookThe story was enjoyable and had some great descriptions of Weimar Germany along with characters who were alive in those days playing larger or walk on parts in this MetropolisBernie himself is a Great War veteran and is affected and in

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Berlin the dying days of the Weimar Republic shortly before Hitler and the Nazis came to power It was a period of decadence and excess as Berliners after the terrible slaughter of WWI and the hardships that followed are enjoying their own version of Babylon Bernie is a young detective working in Vice when he gets a summons from Bernard Weiss Chief of Berlin's Criminal Police He invites Bernie to join KIA Criminal Inspection A the supervisory body f. This is Philip Kerr s swansong after his untimely and much lamented death last year and he leaves us with a gloriously detailed portrayal of the dying days of the Weimar Republic the chilling rise of Nazism and Hitler in the city of Berlin He returns us to Bernie Gunther s early days as a detective working in vice but now promoted to the Murder Commission by the Chief of the Criminal Police the lawyer and Jew Bernard Weiss For some time Jews have been fair game and every Jew in public life carries a gun the best kind of life insurance they can buy The legacy of WW1 is writ large in Germany with crushing poverty and starvation sualor rising inflation women forced to work as prostitutes to survive and the presence on the streets of mentally and physically afflicted crippled war veterans begging and a troubled political establishment hanging on by its fingernails Side by side in the Berlin metropolis is its reputation as another Babylon drowning in decadence with its growing sex tourism overt signs of debauchery in the bars and clubs ueers and transgenders shamelessly flaunting themselves a city of messed up morality At the heart of it is the arts and culture of 1928 including people such as Fritz Lang with his film Metropolis and degenerate artists like George GroszInto this febrile atmosphere a serial killer has been targeting prostitutes hitting them over the head with a hammer and scalping them This has not caused many ripples in the city where the underlying feeling is that the killer is only doing what is necessary clearing the filth off the streets But the fourth victim Eva Angerstein has a father in a powerful position in Berlin s criminal rings fraternity and he will do anything to get hold of his daughter s murderer including helping Bernie in his investigations With the reputation of the police in tatters with the killer still at large and many in Berlin gunning for Weiss another serial killer emerges wanting to rid Berlin of the constant reminders of Germany s past failures and shame by exterminating the crippled war veterans malingerers who are essentially vermin The latest killer is not alone in his inability to abide anything less than perfection there are doctors ostensibly looking after veterans openly espousing eugenics In a investigation where it is difficult to be a honest cop the flawed Bernie walks the tightrope determined to find a killer not always making the wisest decisions seeking justice for the victims but in the end forced to be pragmatic given the political volatility that defines the eraPhilip Kerr is a brilliant storyteller he evokes the turbulent atmosphere of 1928 Berlin in a historical novel that features real life characters of the time and captures a Berlin and Germany that is inexorably heading towards the horrors of Nazi rule and WW2 His final Bernie Gunther novel is superb and an absolute joy to read and I still haven t come to terms that there will be no I am going to have to go back and reread at some point in the future The worst aspects of reading about this time in history with its rising populism is that our contemporary world is being marked by its own nightmare rise in populism and the inevitable darkness that follows in its wake Love love love this novel and this series Highly recommended Many thanks to uercus for an ARC

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Metropolis

Or all homicide investigation in Kripo Bernie's first task is to investigate the Silesian Station killings four prostitutes murdered in as many weeks All of them have been hit over the head with a hammer and then scalped with a sharp knifeBernie hardly has time to acuaint himself with the case files before another prostitute is murdered Until now no one has shown much interest in these victims there are plenty in Berlin who'd like the streets washe. Well that s it then Read my 14th and last Bernie Gunther detective To my great regret there will never be another Bernie to look forward to But I am happy to report this was a really excellent oneI had the feeling that it had perhaps been Philip Kerr s intention for a long time to write about the young Bernie Gunther I might be wrong in my intuition about Metropolis but I really thought it breathed the air of the older Bernie Gunther novels than his last novels which were located at the French Riviera and the pre ultimate one in Greece Especialy the pre ultimate one Greeks bearing Gifts felt like Philip Kerr was at the end of his tether and his heart was not in it any which is understandable in view of his illness So I personally thought that it was a splendid idea of Philip Kerr to give us at last the young Bernie Gunther without the burden of his future life all those murders intrigues betrayals concentration camps Hitler s election as Chancellor horrors like Himmler and Heydrich and other top nazi s and the destruction of Berlin and Germany You could say that Kerr made it easier for his fans to take leave of Bernie At least it had that effect on me Here was the unknown Bernie with a clean slate and an unburdened past But also the Bernie who is well recognizable in his independent reasoning and naturally his cynical wisecracksThe novel is situated in 1928 and starts with Bernie s first day as a detective in the Berlin Murder Division having spent a few years in the Vice Department which was naturally very educational for him to get a good view of all the lowlifes their connections and the places where they hang out Bernie was really noticed for his talent employing his creative independance and ability to communicate with each and everyone and was therefore asked by the Head of the Murder Division a Jewish intellectual to join his team The Director Mr Bernard Weiss is already starting to get harrassed by the fascists but they do not have any substantial influence yet especially in Berlin In the Author s Note at the end of the book we learn that Bernard Weiss was a real historical person who fled Germany a few days before Hitler became Chancellor But already in 1928 it is clear that things will be getting progressively nasty especially with those bands of Goebbels followers roaming the streets and taking pleasure in harrassing everyone especially Jewish people Bernie is put on the task of finding the murderer of 4 prostitutes This murderer has the very nasty habit of scalping his victims so he gets the nickname Winnetou after the scalping Indian in the Karl May novels Subseuent to these atrocious murders begging WW I veterans in wheel chairs in the streets are shot in the head with a single shot in the forehead So there you go Bernie is investigating nine murders as his first assignmentIan Rankin wrote a touching and interesting introduction to this last Bernie He praises Philip Kerr for his humour humanity and existential dread in the portrayal of Bernie Gunther and the description of the ever darkening world around him I could not agree

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D clean of such degenerates But this time the girl's father runs Berlin's foremost criminal ring and he's prepared to go to extreme lengths to find his daughter's killerThen a second series of murders begins of crippled wartime veterans who beg in the city's streets It seems that someone is determined to clean up Berlin of anyone less than perfect The voice of Nazism is becoming a roar that threatens to drown out all others But not Bernie Gunther's. Set in 1928 during the Weimar Republic this features a younger innocent less cynical Bernie Gunther who has just joined the murder suad in Berlin and is on the trail of not one but two serial killers one targeting prostitutes the other cleaning the streets of beggingwounded war veteransFor me this has the strengths and weaknesses of the other books in this series for one the story is overlong bloated with filler Kerr is never one to leave any research unused so there are endless descriptions of the precise route that Bernie takes every time he leaves the housepolice building he can t pick up a reichsmark note without lecturing us on the man whose portrait is on the note even though he s never heard of him and it s irrelevant anywayIt s also notable that many men including Bernie seem to suddenly be feminists I wonder if this is Kerr s response to how some readers took Bernie s rampant sexism in the previous books It might have been distasteful but was probably historically realistic Now we have Bernie s boss in his plummy almost thespian voice saying I keep telling our leaders that if we did to support eual pay for women we could solve the problem of prostitution overnight Another male character Mussolini has ended women s rights in Italy on the same day my own country has lowered the age of women voting HaFor all that these books are excellent on recreating atmosphere here the decadent febrile atmosphere of Berlin when the wounds and humiliations of WW1 are still current and the country is heading towards a Nazi power grab Anti semitism is rife women with jobs are forced to turn to prostitution to supplement their income inflation is on the rise there is corruption in public life and crime gangs and drug dealers rule the streets Bernie and his band of or less honourable cops are the decent guys Bernie wisecracking his way through the murk 35 stars for me an engrossing commuteoff duty read