The blackmailer commits suicide apparently which frees him up to
return to Kripo and head an nvestigation The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop into the abduction and murder of several teenage girls which the Gestapos to Kripo and head an Brenin investigationnto the abduction and murder of several teenage girls which the Gestapo s a lid on to avoid any copycat killings G nther agrees but on his terms that he picks his own small team and s made Kommissar to avoid line of command with senior Kripo officers But at least he has a few friends there Tanker nodded reflectively as he pushed off the bottle tops with his bare thumbs And Doctor Who: Engines of War it s Kommissar now I hear Resigns as annspector Reincarnated as a Kommissar Makes you believe n fing magic doesn t t If I didn t know you better I d say you were n
s pocket when you thought that things couldn t get any worse you find out that they ve always been a lot worse than you thought they were And then they get worse A suspect s apprehended then released as another girl s abducted and G nther struggles to keep his detectives Korsch Deubel and Becker n line An anonymous phone tip off and another girl s experience suggests someone with a Bavarian accent The Racehorse Who Disappeared is behind the killings linking back to the SStself With the mother of one of the missing girls G nther goes undercover attending a s ance n the presence of Himmler where the medium describes the girl s whereaboutsHe gets to travel outside Berlin and not as a prisoner I drove west out of Berlin following the yellow signs ndicating long distance traffic heading towards Potsdam and beyond Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten it to Hanover The autobahn branches off from the Berlin circular road at Lehnin leaving the old town of Brandenburg to the north and beyond Zeisar the road runs westn a straight lineFrom the narrow winding road Wewelsburg looked like a typical Westphalian peasant village with as many shrines to the Virgin Mary on the walls and grass verges as there were pieces of farm machinery left lying outside the half timbered fairy story houses I knew I was Sutherlands Rules in for something weird when I stopped at one of these for directionsthe flying griffins runic symbols and ancient words of German that were carved or paintedn gold on the black window casements and lintels put me n mind of witches and wizardsThis was a solid read f a bit of a slow burner at first and covered a dark page An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) in European history persecution of Jews gypsies Catholic Priests homosexualsn a purging of society Not that Germany was alone as Stalin too had his Pograms Unlike March Violets there are no US style mobsters here nstead a throw back to Pagan and early Christian cults with Heydrich proving an unexpected allyVerdict A good f noir read and I am beginning to warm to Bernie G nther I read this all Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) in one day I repeatn Nazi Germany Bernie Gunther would have been dead ten times by page 50 But I ll forgive Phillip Kerr When Dimple Met Rishi if only for the great sensory pleasure ofmmersing myself n the reality of his description He seems to know every neighborhood every street every boulevard every music hall and restaurant and government building and whorehouse the accents spoken by Germans from Nuremberg or Bavaria and which Nazis were bad or not so bad The depth of his knowledge and his comfort level n writing about t s truly astoundingI have read a lot of Holocaust history so I confess to a certain amount of guilt Night Watch in reading these entertaining thrillers Still I got chills as fictional Bernie Gunther sniffed around the edges of the catastrophe to come later to be known as Kristallnacht It s uite magical the way Kerrmagines ordinary people discussing events that we know are looming just a few months away on the factual timeline of World War II And every now and then he escapes the bounds of his genre to write a truly lyrical uotable line on history and the nature of man at his worstLooking forward to the next one At The Very Gates of HellDown these mean streets The genius of Kerr End of Day is that he takes the dark dreary Hardboiled detective Gunther and placed him not on the mean streets of Los Angeles butn the midst of Hitler s Germany n 1938at the very gates of Hell on the eve of Kristalnachtt In so doing Kerr paints a picture of sadism debauchery and fear that s uncanny You can feel how dark the very skies are becoming how thick the air s how twisted logic has become This book has Gunther rejoining the police force although not by choice and hunting for a serial killer and a web of black I finally finished this novel and dare to say that t Israel! Do You Know? is without any doubt the worst of the Bernie Gunthers novels I have read so far with two to goBernies working as a PI after been out of the Berlin kripo KR Berlin 1938 the Nazis are firmly Korean War in power and we re moving menacingly towards Kristallnacht Gunthers faced with an Serpico intriguing double plot of gay blackmail and the serial murders of pretty Aryan girls Buts there really a sex maniacritual murderer on the loose or s something far sinister behind the cases Kerr has got some fascinating detail here especially on Nazi responses to psychotherapy and mental health but Gunther s rampant sexist commentary and creepy lechery s just tiresome and feels particu. Mosas adolescentes alemãs tipicamente arianas Uma perversa e Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law inuietante conspiraçãorá conduzir e revelar a Gunther as mais terríveis formas assumidas pelo fanatismo do ódio anti semita acabando por ser envolvido numa sórdida e peculiar teia dentro da hieraruia nazi alem.somebody s pocket
Philip Kerr ↠ 8 reviewWhilst not uite as good as March Violets the first of the Bernhard G nther novels by Philip Kerr this s an absorbing and exciting read Set Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan in 1938 two years after the events of March Violets Bernie G nther has taken Bruno Stahlecker another ex police officer as his partner The two are working on a case where a Frau Lange owner of a large publishing houses being blackmailed for the homosexual love letters her son Reinhardt sent to his psychotherapist Dr Kindermann As n March Violets although most of the characters are fictitious the novel s plot also nvolves historical figures Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws including Julius Streicher Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich and The Pale Criminals permeated by an atmosphere of Nazi brutality and anti Semitism This time round there are some philosophical and psychological themes were prevalent during the Nazi era and the story also embraces homosexuality drug addiction mental health and spiritualismThe relentless misogyny got a bit wearing this time round
I M Guessing Hoping Philip Kerrm guessing hoping Philip Kerr was trying to capture prevailing attitudes of 1938 but did he have to do t with uite so much apparent relish Smells are a theme throughout The Pale Criminal not least the stench of official corruption that characterised Hitler s regime This novel s conventional and slightly less successful than March Violets however Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World it picked up significantlyn the final third and leaves me feeling keen to continue with the next n the series A German Reuiem I thought I was done with reading the traditional hard boiled detective Perhaps I picked this up n a nostalgic mood I think Let's Talk 3 Student's Book it was Mark Lawson who talked about the three Ds of hard boiled detective fiction drink depression and divorce Yest might be a truism that a lot of detectives Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? in real life suffer from all of these butt s been done to death European State Aid and Tax Rulings in detective fiction I love the novels of Henning Mankell and Ian Rankin whose detectives are similarlynflicted but recently I vowed not to read or write a detective with any D whatsoeverSo why did I pick up this novel and why did I like t I suppose t was the milieu that The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra intrigued me Setting a crime noveln 1930s Nazi Germany does raise the stakes and the moral temperature The hero The Complete Paladin's Handbook is your run of the mill hard boiled detective butt was fascinating reading about him trying to do his job whilst fighting prejudice and the rule of the jackbootSo The Lake if like me you re tired of the three Ds don t let that put you off It s a very satisfying read Thiss book 2 Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way in the Bernie Gunther saga Its 1936 and the dark cloud of National Socialism covers everything Bernie The Devil Aspect is still depressed over the disappearance of his secretarylover and hes trying to adjust to having a partner n his detective practice I had another argument with my boy Heinrich when I got back from the Zoo his partner mentions What was t this time He s only gone and joined the motorized Hitler Youth that s all I shrugged He would have to have joined the regular Hitler Youth sooner or later The little swine didn t have to be An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in such a damned hurry to join that s all He could have waited to be takenn like the rest of the lads n his class Come on look on the bright side They ll teach him how to drive and look after an engine They ll still turn him nto a Nazi of course but at least he ll be a Nazi with a skill Black humor black deeds and what looks like a simple blackmail case gets very complicatedAgain Kerr through Gunther gives us a ground level tour of the Nazi capitol Berlin He also gives us a very stress Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders inducing palpable tour of the venality pettiness power grabbing and criminality that was the National Socialist movement The tipping point comes when Gunthers taken to meet Reinhard Heydrich known as the man with the Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) iron heart Perhaps part of their conversations the best way to give you a sense of how Kerr brings this all together At my home n Schlactensee we have a fine garden with ts own crouet lawn Are either of you familiar with the game No we said Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives in unison It s annteresting game I believe Kaltblau it s very popularn England It provides an nteresting metaphor for the new Germany Laws are merely hoops through which the people must be driven with varying degrees of force But there can be no movement without the mallet crouet s really the perfect game for a policeman The new Germany he said Between Octobers is all about arresting the decline of the family you know and establishing a national community of bloodthe better our children the better the future of GermanyWhat about children Do you like them I like them Good he said It s my own personal opinion thatt Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is essential to like them doing what we do even the things we must do that are hard because they seem distasteful to us for otherwise we can find no expression for our humanityA maniacs loose on the streets of Berlin Herr Gunther I shrugged Not so as you would notice I saidHeydrich shook his head Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia impatiently No I don t mean a Stormtrooper beating up some old Jew I mean a murderer of young girls I haven t seen anythingn the newspapers about t Thanks to Streicher Bernie Gunther é novamente o personagem central desta trama dois anos após o enredo de «Violetas de Março» a acção decorre em 1936 mas ainda num tom prenunciador da devastação nazi ue começaria em 1939 Gunther é obrigado por meio da mais fria chantagem a abandonar a ,Trying Towas trying to
Nd his anti Semitic rag t would only get blamed on the Jews said Nebe Precisely so said Heydrich The last thing I want Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) is an anti Jewish riotn this city That sort of thing offends my sense of public order It offends me as a policeman When we do decide to clear out the Jews t will be n a proper way not with a rabble to do t You see Gunther said Heydrich we come back to you again uite frankly I doubt there s a better detective n the whole of Germany I laughed and shook my head You re good Very good That was a nice speech you made about children and the family General but of course we both know that the real reason you re keeping the lid on this
thing s because Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills it makes your modern police force look like a bunch ofncompetents Bad foris because t makes your modern police force look like a bunch of ncompetents Bad for bad for you And the real reason you want me back Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 is not because I m such a good detective but because the rest are so bad Kerrnduces and lets the reader explore the discomfort that comes with some very violent acts He also provides through additional characters an exploration of the criminal sexualsadistic mind and how the fear of death may provide self justification for both the conventional criminal and the Nazi criminal The experiences change Gunther so that well nto this story he describes himself as follows I m no knight n shining armour Just a weather beaten man Tryst with Prosperity in a crumpled overcoat on a street corner with only a greydea of something you might as well go ahead and call Morality Sure I m none too scrupulous about the things that might benefit my pocket and I could no Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 inspire a bunch of young thugs to do good works than I could stand up and sing a solon the church choir But of one thing I was sure I was through looking at my fingernails when there were thieves Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition in the store Theres little I can offer to help you decide Code Name: Bikini if thiss something you care to explore I know somewhat from reading this series out of order where Gunther must travel And Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy its a difficult road that reflects the times n Germany and the world at large There s a fine line between being lovably flawed and being a jerk when t comes to detectivessecret agents and what have you Last time around Bernard Gunther was Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten in the former category You can t blame a guy for having a bleak outlook on lifen late 1930s Berlin and the misogynistic attitude was what t was In round two of Bernie s adventures The Pale Criminal I found him much harder to stomach It s not just the bedding of women during sex crimes nvestigations that got me so much as his nternal monologue of magining himself between their thighs while they describe the last known whereabouts of their presumably dead children Likewise the threat of the pink triangle was real I know Bankerupt it s shocking that the Party wasn t progressive whent came to same sex relationships but true nonetheless but the uips about t just made Gunther seem mean especially when paired with toilet humor even I didn t find all that funny Philip Kerr makes use of his environment this time around Bernie gets sucked "Back Into Kripo And " into Kripo and keenly aware of the nternal strife within the leadership of the Nazi Party Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace including the uestionable purity of The Blonde Beast Reinhard Heydrich s status as an Aryan Julius Streicher s fiercely anti semitic rag Der St rmer factorsn as well which f nothing s an artifact of the times In the end the mystery just wasn t that good and I liked Bernie less and less as t went If the last n the Berlin Noir trilogy doesn t come to my library chances are I won t actively seek Wishing for a Home it out 255 stars for me Jeez these books are grim There s a great blending of fiction and history here real people book characters real headlines and crimes mixed with fiction I foundt grim because I knew what would happen Dreamsnake in November 1938 Kristallnacht What could be perfect for noir that Nazi Germany Kindermann s clinic stood off a uiet roadn a large but well behaved sort of garden that sloped down to a small backwater off the main lake and The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, included among the many elm and chestnut trees a colonnaded pier a boathouse and a Gothic folly that was so neatly built as to take on a rather sensible air It looked like a medieval telephone kioskBerlin 1938 Former detective turned PI Bernie G nther meets police chief Arthur Nebe under cover of darkness Nebe gives him the heads up that Heydrich of the Gestapo wants him back at Kripo to undertake a delicatenvestigation but meanwhile he s retained by wealthy German woman Frau Lange owner of a printing company Her son s gay and a blackmailer has acuired letters between him and his lover psychotherapist Dr Lanz Kindermann and she wants him to track down who Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte its When Bernie asks how she knew of him when he does not advertise she shows him a business card dating from before he had a partner Bruno Stahlecter with his private number written on t that the mother found n her son s jacket This takes him back to his affair with Inge Lorenz who mysteriously disappeared two years earlierBut staking out and finding the dentity of the blackmailer s only the start of his troubles his partner s murdered and. Ua profissão de detective particular reingressando na Polícia de Berlim A sua missão de nício semelhante com a do primeiro título desta trilogia é encontrar pessoas desaparecidas Mas as parecenças terminam aui Desta feita são vítimas de brutais assassinatos belas e for.