Philip Kerr is the author of ten internationally bestselling Bernie Gunther novels. If the Dead Rise Not won the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Novel. His other books include several stand-alone thrillers and acclaimed series for children. He lives in south-west London.
Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers in its blend of wit, careful plotting and the kind of detail that brings the past to life - Sunday TimesBernie Gunther is one of the more interesting and original private eyes in thriller fiction. [Kerr] excels in his atmospheric portrayal of Berlin - The TimesThe plotting is as taut as a bowstring, the dialogue sparkles with a life of its own, and Kerr's historical research is unrivalled . . . as near perfection as makes no difference - Crime Fiction LoverThe good detective trying to do his best within a corrupt regime, few writers have tackled the theme with the rigour of Philip Kerr - IndependentKerr's novels are modern classics - Simon Sebag Montefiore...a return to form for Kerr: it will keep diehard admirers of the Gunther novels happy and will also garner new supporters. As an alternative view of the Nazi world order, it's hard to beat. The Lady - The Lady...a satisfying slab of hardcore historical thrills... fans of the sleuth will happily add this to their growing bookshelves, but it will win over other genre-lovers too. - Weekend SportThe best crime novels around today - Malcolm Forbes