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When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2...
The French Riviera, 1956: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and he’s not on holiday. Mielke is calling in a debt and wants Bernie to travel to London to poison a female agent they’ve both had dealings with. But Bernie isn't keen on assassinating anyone. In an attempt to dodge his Stasi handler—former Kripo comrade Friedrich Korsch—Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night and hiding by day, he has plenty of time to recall the last case he and Korsch worked together...

Obersalzberg, Germany, 1939: A low-level bureaucrat has been found dead at Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bavaria. Bernie and Korsch have one week to find the killer before the leader of the Third Reich arrives to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Bernie knows it would mean disaster if Hitler discovers a shocking murder has been committed on the terrace of his own home. But Obersalzberg is also home to an elite Nazi community, meaning an even bigger disaster for Bernie if his investigation takes aim at one of the party’s higher-ups...

1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 4
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Men With Gloves ,

Bernie Solves A Murder And Avoids One

Philip Kerr has his hero Bernie Gunther solving a murder at Hitler’s hide-away in 1939 while he tries to escape the East German secret police in 1956.
Prussian Blue has a beautifully intricate plot with Kerr-level details from both eras like Bernie watching Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color in 1956. Yes we all were watching it then.
He also has insight into the evils of Naziism and Communism. We get to see them both in action and get to understand the difficulties of trying to survive in either system.


Possibly the best of Bernie Gunther to date

I'm just about 1/4 of the way into this book and cannot put it down. Cheers to Mr. Kerr for not only keeping a beloved character going strong, but also for the amazing sense of prose that just gets better with each new novel. Don't miss out on this one if you've read some of or all of the series.
The Hearsay is that HBO bought the rights to this series of novels and I think they are the perfect home for this series. Move over Game of Thrones you might be in for some serious competition Haha

YankiJ ,


Good thriller for the time period

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