The Resource Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr

Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr

Label
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel
Title
Metropolis
Title remainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 infiltrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shaky Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward 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"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10764066
Cataloging source
FBR
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Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Bernie Gunther novel
Series volume
14
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  • Gunther, Bernhard
  • Police
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Label
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
473 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882875
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091591916
Label
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
473 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882875
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091591916

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