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The Pale Criminal
- By: Philip Kerr
- Narrated by: Jeff Harding
- Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
During a sweltering heat wave in the summer of 1938, the German people anxiously await the outcome of the Munich conference, wondering whether the Fuhrer will plunge Europe into another war. Meanwhile, private investigator Bernie Gunther is hired by a rich widow to find out who has been blackmailing her, as well as by the Berlin criminal police to track down a serial killer. Temporarily promoted to the rank of Kommissar, Gunther sets out to solve the dual mysteries amid the tensions of pre-war.
Second in the series and just as good
- By chris on 19-01-09
Kerr and Harding - another winner for the team
Would you consider the audio edition of The Pale Criminal to be better than the print version?
The chance to listen to more of Philip Kerr's books is a pleasure I look forward to.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pale Criminal?
The accuracy of his research and the authenticity he gives to the setting and background events really bring his characters to life.
What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?
Mr Harding's performance truly brings out the dry wit with which Kerr has endowed Bernie Gunther.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Gunther's cynicism hasn't left him as he is persuaded to serve his new Nazi bosses, but his passion for the truth and justice still shines through.
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