The One From the Other

The One From the Other

A Bernie Gunther Novel

Book - 2006
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In Munich in 1949, private investigator Bernie Gunther is hired by a woman to find her missing husband who ran a concentration camp.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2006
ISBN: 9780399152993
0399152997
Branch Call Number: FIC Kerr 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 372 p

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looper46
Apr 30, 2017

This is my first Bernie Gunther novel...After reading positive reviews for his latest "Prussian Blue", I thought I should take a look at some others. This was the only Bernie book on the shelves, so I grabbed it...Really enjoyed it, good wise crack type of guy and he does have a checkered past... So, I'm looking forward to more--have his 1st Bernie novel on the way and then will check out more. Almost like an Alan Furst novel, pre WWII, action and past the the war.

So, its an unusual premise, read it...Fairly quick and interesting...

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paulsarkisian
May 12, 2015

This was a good book. I heartily concur with the other positive reviews. Classic wise-cracking hard-boiled detective believably set in a surreal time and space of post WWII Europe. Showed a lot of interesting complexity, but didn't get bogged down. This was a "you might also like" suggestion after reading "The Man from Berlin" by Luke McCall. And I liked it a lot!

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ilovewhippets
Nov 26, 2014

Superbly and brilliantly written! Lots of intrigue! I highly recommend it!

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empbee
Jul 16, 2013

Well written sarcastic at the right places/moments. Great character descriptions, tense and insightful - corrupt Americans, inefficient French and the general chaos after the war.

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MonicaKT
Oct 21, 2012

Excellent author - my first Bernie Gunther thriller - couldn't put it down - I will be sure to read more of Philip Kerr's books!

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alprea
May 12, 2012

I enjoyed this book immensely. Kerr's writing combines humour and wit as the smart talking Bernie Gunther gets enmeshed in a web of deceipt and double crosses in pursuit of a career as a private investigator. The tale is woven amongst the events of Nazi Germany and the aftermath. Kerr cleverly embeds the story amongst factual events and real characters in a way that provides rare insights into the thinking and motives of the times. Read this fast-paced story and get a history lesson as well.

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rgally
Oct 04, 2011

I am not quite sure how to recommend this as it deals with some pretty horrible subjects and is full of anti-semitic language. That said it is a creature of the time it is set in - pre- and post-WW2 Germany.

Bernie Gunther is a wise-cracking PI who has been through the wars (literally).

865841 Jul 17, 2010

quite enjoyable. involved storytaking place mostly following ww2 in germany

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