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Berlin the dying days of the Weimar Republic shortly before Hitler and the Nazis came to power It was a period of decadence and excess as Berliners after the terrible slaughter of WWI and the hardships that followed are enjoying their own version of Babylon Bernie is a young detective working in Vice when he gets a summons from Bernard Weiss Chief of Berlin's Criminal Police He invites Bernie to join KIA Criminal Inspection A the supervisory body f. The book is entitled Metropolis not just because of the appearance of Fritz Lang but because the main character might be better described as Berlin than even Bernie Gunther Here Kerr gives us a taste of early Gunther right when he was promoted to the homicide bureau putting his detective mind to work solving a case of a serial murderer roaming the streets of Berlin But best of all Kerr places Gunther in a time of Weimar Germany with the whole country still suffering from its bitter defeat in World War One There s a darkness festering in the air And some areas are f

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D clean of such degenerates But this time the girl's father runs Berlin's foremost criminal ring and he's prepared to go to extreme lengths to find his daughter's killerThen a second series of murders begins of crippled wartime veterans who beg in the city's streets It seems that someone is determined to clean up Berlin of anyone less than perfect The voice of Nazism is becoming a roar that threatens to drown out all others But not Bernie Gunther's. So the inevitable last book of the Bernie Gunther books has arrived Philip Kerr died last year in March just days before the release of the previous Bernie Gunther novel I expected that to be last one and bless his heart he had another one for us in stock I love the little introduction that Ian Rankin provided for this book and love the gentleness he lays in there when he speaks about his friend and fellow writer he shall be missed I expect this book to be a bittersweet experience it being the last book of a really brilliant series written by a man who has passed a

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Or all homicide investigation in Kripo Bernie's first task is to investigate the Silesian Station killings four prostitutes murdered in as many weeks All of them have been hit over the head with a hammer and then scalped with a sharp knifeBernie hardly has time to acuaint himself with the case files before another prostitute is murdered Until now no one has shown much interest in these victims there are plenty in Berlin who'd like the streets washe. Well that s it then Read my 14th and last Bernie Gunther detective To my great regret there will never be another Bernie to look forward to But I am happy to report this was a really excellent oneI had the feeling that it had perhaps been Philip Kerr s intention for a long time to write about the young Bernie Gunther I might be wrong in my intuition about Metropolis but I really thought it breathed the air of the older Bernie Gunther novels than his last novels which were located at the French Riviera and the pre ultimate one in Greece Especialy the pre ultima


10 thoughts on “Metropolis

  1. says:

    This is Philip Kerr's swansong after his untimely and much lamented death last year and he leaves us with a gloriously detailed portrayal of the dying days of the Weimar Republic the chilling rise of Nazism and Hitler in the city of Berlin He returns us to Bernie Gunther's early days as a detective working in vice but now promoted to the Murder Commission by the Chief of the Criminal Police the lawyer and Jew Bernard Wei

  2. says:

    Berlin in 1928 is between two epochs the Weimer Republic is at its dusk and the Third Reich is just about to arrive Berlin i

  3. says:

    The book is entitled Metropolis not just because of the appearance of Fritz Lang but because the main character might be better described as Berlin than even Bernie Gunther Here Kerr gives us a taste of early Gunther right when he was

  4. says:

    Well that’s it then Read my 14th and last Bernie Gunther detective To my great regret there will never be another Bernie to look forward to But I am happy to report this was a really excellent oneI had the feeling that it

  5. says:

    This is the fourteenth Bernie Gunther novel and sadly the last to be published after the tragic loss of Phiip Kerr last year I read the first

  6. says:

    i rarely give 5 for a book but this one absolutely deserve it one of the best thrillers full with compassion and empathty for humanity clever fu

  7. says:

    I’ve been with Bernie Gunther on this long ride and now it is over Philip Kerr has died and this is the last book that he will ev

  8. says:

    So the inevitable last book of the Bernie Gunther books has arrived Philip Kerr died last year in March just days before the release of the p

  9. says:

    Set in 1928 during the Weimar Republic this features a younger innocent less cynical Bernie Gunther who has just joined the murder suad in Berlin and is on the trail of not one but two serial killers one targeting prostitutes the other 'cleaning' the streets of beggingwounded war veteransFor me this has the strengths and weakness

  10. says:

    My first Bernie Gunther is also the last written by Philip Kerr who died shortly after completing the bookThe story was enjoyable and had some great descriptions of Weimar Germany along with characters who were alive in those days playing larger or walk on parts in this MetropolisBernie himself is a Great War veteran an