Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr

Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel

byPhilip Kerr

Kobo ebook | April 17, 2012

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September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. He has chosen his guests with care. All are high-ranking Party members and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself.

     Indeed, a murder does occur, but the victim is a young adjutant on Heydrich’s staff, found dead in his room, the door and windows bolted from the inside. Anticipating foul play, Heydrich had already ordered Bernie Gunther to Prague. After more than a decade in Berlin's Kripo, Bernie had jumped ship as the Nazis came to power, setting himself up as a private detective. But Heydrich, who managed to subsume Kripo into his own SS operations, has forced Bernie back to police work. Now, searching for the killer, Gunther must pick through the lives of some of the Reich’s most odious officials.

     A perfect locked-room mystery. But because Philip Kerr is a master of the sleight of hand, Prague Fatale is also a tense political thriller: a complex tale of spies, partisan terrorists, vicious infighting, and a turncoat traitor situated in the upper reaches of the Third Reich.

Title:Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Penguin Group USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101580321

ISBN - 13:9781101580325

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Welcome to Prague, Mr. Gunther This is the 8th book in the Bernie Gunther series; a series that takes place in Nazi Germany during the 2nd World War. In this novel, Commissar Gunther is investigating the mysterious death of a foreign railroad worker when he is "asked" (read forced) to come to Reinhard Heydrich's castle in Prague. Heydrich wants Gunther to become his personal bodyguard/detective and to protect him from would be assassins. Instead, while at the villa, one of Heydrich's adjutants is murdered, and Bernie must track down a killer amongst a house full of killers. Adding to the intrigue is a woman who Bernie finds himself falling in love with despite her clear involvement in suspicious acts that may land both of them in hot water with the SS. This is a great "locked room" mystery (and even gives kudos to Agatha Christie, the master of the genre) and , as always when the Nazis are involved, the outcome is never quite what you expect.
Date published: 2017-03-18