Book Recommendation: Metropolis by Philip Kerr

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Book Recommendation: Metropolis by Philip Kerr

 

Metropolis (2019) is the final book and number 14 in the crime fiction novels featuring Bernie Gunther by The New York Times bestselling British author Philip Kerr. The author died on March 23, 2018. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

 

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Goodreads Review of Metropolis

"Berlin, 1928, 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 for 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 knife.

Bernie hardly has time to acquaint 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 washed 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 killer.

Then 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 ..."

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Roy. Are you on a book a day clip recently? Enjoy your reading!

Apr 23, 2019 05:03 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Metropolis sounds like a great read for Crime readers everywhere, Roy.  My daughter and grandson went to see the movie, "Mustang," and are singing its praises.

Apr 23, 2019 06:32 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy,

I cannot bear reading another book on this horrific time of history. My history classes in Grad school had an emphasis on this time in history,  It turns me inside out, and the last book I read was Sophie's Choice...I still get chills thinking of it.  Man's inhumanity to man in full technicolor!  A

Apr 23, 2019 08:56 AM #5
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Roy I have read many Phil Kerr books and always found them to be a page turner... there are a few I am behind, needless to say now one more behind... Endre

Apr 23, 2019 11:11 PM #7
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Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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