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    • The Pale Criminal

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Second in the series and just as good

    • By chris on 19-01-09

    Regular price: £24.99

    • A German Requiem

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendour, he traces sprials of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kerr writes Marlowe!

    • By Terry_E on 23-08-11

    Regular price: £21.79

    • The One from the Other

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Munich in 1949 is a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work. It fills Bernie Gunther with disgust - but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book

    • By Tom on 19-06-08

    Regular price: £29.09

    • A Quiet Flame

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Posing as an escaping Nazi war criminal, Bernie Gunther, Berlin's hardest-boiled private eye, arrives in Buenos Aires. When he reveals his real identity to the local chief of police, he discovers that his reputation as a detective goes before him. A young girl has been murdered in peculiarly gruesome circumstances that strongly resemble Bernie's final case as a homicide detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Bernie Gunther thriller

    • By chris on 18-03-09

    Regular price: £28.29

    • If the Dead Rise Not

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Berlin, 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just 18 months but already Germany has seen some unpleasant changes. Forced to resign as a homicide detective, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. The discovery of two bodies involves Bernie in the lives of two hotel guests. One is a beautiful journalist intent on persuading America to boycott the Berlin Olympiad; the other is a German-Jewish gangster who plans to use the Olympics to enrich himself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lost interest

    • By Ian1956 on 23-05-10

    Regular price: £16.79

    • Field Grey

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    It's 1954, and Bernie Gunther sails to Florida, where he's arrested, returned to Cuba, and imprisoned. There he meets Castro, and a French intelligence officer, Thibaud. Exhaustively questioned by Thibaud, Bernie is flown to Berlin with a proposition: work for the French or hang for murder. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Jeff Harding?

    • By Ian Kerr on 27-03-11

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Lady from Zagreb

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    In 1942,there are worse places to be than Zurich, and detective Bernie Gunther has seen his fair share of them. So when a superior asks him to track down a glamorous German actress believed to be hiding in Zurich, he takes the job. The actress, it emerges, is the daughter of a fanatical Croatian fascist, the sadistic commandant of a notorious concentration camp, and Bernie finds himself involved in something much more sinister.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A tired series

    • By Derrick on 30-05-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • March Violets

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and he is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. The year is 1936 and Berlin is preparing for the Olympic Games. Some of Bernie's Jewish friends are beginning to realise that they should have left while they could, and Bernie himself has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Traditional detective idioms in an unusual setting

    • By chris on 19-01-09

    Regular price: £24.69

    • Greeks Bearing Gifts

    • Bernie Gunther, Book 13
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    1957, Munich. Bernie Gunther's latest move sees him working for an insurance company. Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a ship that has sunk, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he’s convinced the sinking was no accident. Then the claimant is found dead. Bernie is strong-armed into helping the Greek police with their investigation. Who is behind the murder, and why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the best of the series

    • By Chantal on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Prague Fatale

    • A Bernie Gunther Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    September 1941: Bernie Gunther's old boss, Reinhard Heydrich, orders him to Prague to stay at his country house. When a body is found in a room locked from the inside, the spotlight falls on Bernie to solve the mystery. If he fails to do so, he knows what is at stake - the reputation of Heydrich, a man who does not like to lose face. So begins the most diplomatically sensitive case of Bernie Gunther's police career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Bernie Gunther

    • By Rita on 22-05-12

    Regular price: £17.38

    • The Other Side of Silence

    • Bernie Gunther, Book 11
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 413

    It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. Bernie never forgets a face, especially when it belongs to a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands; among them a woman Bernie loved. Bernie has a score to settle with Hennig…

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK but not great

    • By Mark on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Prussian Blue

    • Bernie Gunther, Book 12
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    It's 1956 and Bernie Gunther is on the run. Ordered by Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, to murder Bernie's former lover by thallium poisoning, he finds his conscience is stronger than his desire not to be murdered in turn. Now he must stay one step ahead of Mielke's retribution. The man Mielke has sent to hunt him is an ex-Kripo colleague, and as Bernie pushes towards Germany he recalls their last case together, finding that there is some unfinished business awaiting him in Germany....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Either back on form - or better than ever

    • By James on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • January Window

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Everyone knows football is a matter of life and death. But this time, it's murder. Scott Manson is team coach for London City football club. He's also their all-round fixer - he gets the lads into training, and out of trouble, keeps the wags at bay and the press in his pocket. But now London City manager Joao Zarco is dead, killed at his team's beloved stadium at Silvertown Docks. Even Scott Manson can't smooth over murder... but can he catch the killer before he strikes again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I don't do football but I loved this

    • By Mr. R. P. Gill on 10-10-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • False Nine

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Football manager Scott Manson needs a new job, but finding one in the star-studded world of international football isn't easy. A new position in Shanghai turns out to be part of an elaborate sting operation - and in Barcelona, he's not hired as a football manager but as a detective. Barca's star player is missing, and Scott has a month to track him down. As Scott follows the trail from Paris to Antigua, he encounters the rotten heart of the beautiful game....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing!

    • By Sandra on 18-07-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Shot

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Philip Kerr has won widespread critical acclaim for this imaginative reworking of the mythology surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination. The Shot offers fresh twists and turns while capturing the colorful and turbulent America of 1960. Tom Jefferson is a hitman - and a good one. He’s just taken down a former Nazi from 150 yards away. His talent is noticed by the Mob, which is fresh off rigging the presidential election for Kennedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There are no good guys

    • By C on 17-09-15

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The One from the Other

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award, 2007.
    Ex-SS cop and Russian POW Bernie Gunther is making his way back to Munich in 1949 to resurrect his career as a PI. Munich's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing war criminals, and all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. It's also a place where a private eye can find a lot of not quite reputable work. A woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - she just wants confirmation that he's dead.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Hand of God

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Scott Manson and London City are in Athens battling for the UEFA Champion's League title. The situation in Athens is tense, and some of City's players are so unpopular in Greece they've been assigned bodyguards. Karaiskakis Stadium is packed to the rafters when tragedy strikes: Christoph Bundchen collapses and dies midmatch. Is it a heart attack? Or something more sinister?

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Winter Horses

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    It will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine. But it's 1941, and things are different this year. Max, the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overtaken this precious land. He must also learn to keep secrets - for there is a girl, Kalinka, who is hiding in the park. Kalinka has lost her home, her family, her belongings - everything but her life. Still, she has gained one small, precious gift: a relationship with the rare wild and wily Przewalski's horses that wander the preserve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully touching and heart warming story

    • By Lara on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Research

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Houston publishes so many books a year that he can't possibly write them himself. He has a ghost team; writers, agents, publishers. So when he takes a year out to write something of quality, a novel that will win prizes, a lot of people stand to lose their livelihoods. Now Houston, the prime suspect in his wife's murder, has disappeared. He could be anywhere and there are many who'd like to find him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oh dear

    • By Maggie on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Prayer

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the FBI. He is a religious man but he’s coming close to losing his faith due to the nature of his job. Gil starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, and as the evidence mounts, it becomes apparent that they have been killed through prayer. His new-found atheism is severely challenged, and he finds his own life is next on the line.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Is Philip Kerr feeling alright ?

    • By Aurelio on 02-02-14

    Regular price: £20.89

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