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The Resource Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr

Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr

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Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel
Title
Metropolis
Title remainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
Title variation
Metropolis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"--
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A Bernie Gunther origin story is set during his first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad and finds a twentysomething Bernie investigating a particularly violent wave of murders targeting the city's vulnerable prostitutes and homeless veterans
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10764066
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Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6061.E784
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Bernie Gunther novel
Series volume
[14]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gunther, Bernhard
  • Murder
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Label
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr
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Note
"A Marian Wood Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780735218895
Lccn
2018046712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color illustrations on endpapers
Physical substance
paper
Label
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Marian Wood Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780735218895
Lccn
2018046712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color illustrations on endpapers
Physical substance
paper

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