Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel / Philip Kerr.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to infiltrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shaky Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "A Marian Wood book."
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9780735218895
      0735218897
      9780525543015
      0525543015
    • Accession Number:
      2018046712
    • Accession Number:
      on1057731133
      1057731133
    • Accession Number:
      fay.647342
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    • ABNT:
      KERR, P. Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel. [s. l.]: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. ISBN 9780735218895. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kerr P. Metropolis : A Bernie Gunther Novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Kerr, P. (2019). Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kerr, Philip. 2019. Metropolis : A Bernie Gunther Novel. A Bernie Gunther Novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342.
    • Harvard:
      Kerr, P. (2019) Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC (A Bernie Gunther novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kerr, P 2019, Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, A Bernie Gunther novel, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kerr, Philip. Metropolis : A Bernie Gunther Novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kerr, Philip. Metropolis : A Bernie Gunther Novel. A Bernie Gunther Novel. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kerr P. Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. (A Bernie Gunther novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647342

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

*Starred Review* Fittingly, if sadly, Kerr's final, posthumously published Bernie Gunther novel returns the Berlin detective to his beginnings. It's 1928, and Bernie has just been promoted to the prestigious Murder Commission. Germany is just starting to emerge from the worst of the post-WWI inflation crisis, and, while the fabled decadence of the Weimar Republic remains in flower, the repressive Nazi movement is gaining strength. In the middle of that cauldron of opposites, Bernie finds himself investigating two serial killers—one who preys on prostitutes and another who targets the many disabled veterans reduced to panhandling on Berlin's streets. Or could there be only one killer? And, worse, could he be a cop, as some witnesses have suggested? With the help of a makeup artist working on the production of a new avant-garde musical, The Threepenny Opera, Bernie goes undercover as a limbless veteran to find the answers. Harkening back to the first two novels in the series, March Violets (1990) and The Pale Criminal (1991), both set a bit later in the Weimar era, Kerr displays again his special talent for reflecting individual depravities against the broad canvas of a society collapsing upon itself. It's fascinating to see a younger Bernie here, with the makings of the melancholic wiseass and world-class cynic he will soon become, but still just a tad vulnerable (and still learning to hold his liquor). The Bernie Gunther series is one of the great triumphs of modern noir, and it will be sorely missed. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 November #2

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 January #1

At the start of bestseller Kerr's gripping 14th and final Bernie Gunther novel (after 2018's Greek Bearing Gifts), a prequel, Bernie's skills as a vice cop earn him a place on the Berlin Murder Commission in the summer of 1928. In one of his first cases, Bernie collars a murderer within hours of the crime, but tougher is trying to identify and apprehend a serial killer, nicknamed Winnetou (after a character in a Karl May western), who has been scalping prostitutes. Then another serial killer, who writes taunting letters to the police signed Dr. Gnadenschuss, starts targeting the many maimed WWI veterans who struggle to survive on the streets of Berlin. Bernie has a hunch that the two killers are the same. This police procedural may lack the complex plotting of the best Gunther books, but Kerr (1956–2018) does a fine job of immersing the reader in the seamy side of Weimar Germany as Bernie crosses paths with such real-life folks as artist George Grosz and scriptwriter Thea von Harbou, the wife of filmmaker Fritz Lang. Fans will be sorry to see the last of the honest, wisecracking Bernie. Agent: Caradoc King, A.P. Watt (U.K.). (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.