A Quiet Flame
Book 5, Bernie Gunther - A Bernie Gunther Novel
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Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires
When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame finds Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, where he- falsely accused of Nazi war crimes-has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Perón government. But the tough, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxury of laying low when a serial killer- whose crimes may reach back to Berlin before the war-is mutilating young girls. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historical detail, A Quiet Flame is among Kerr's best work yet.
Publishers Weekly Review
© Publishers Weekly
Kerr is a great writer!
As I work my way through the Gunther novels, and this may not be the best, I remain absolutely sure of one thing: Phillip Kerr is an extraordinary talent. Most of the other so-called leading authors in the "Detective" genre or any fiction category cannot hold a candle to his skill.
By comparison, they are an embarrassment to the art.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Mar 19, 2009
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, Bernie Gunther