Greeks Bearing Gifts: Bernie Gunther Thriller 13 - Bernie Gunther (Paperback)
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Greeks Bearing Gifts: Bernie Gunther Thriller 13 - Bernie Gunther (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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The work of a master storyteller at his peak, Bernie Gunther’s 13th outing sees him plunged into a dark, convincing web of old wounds, wartime scores and avenging agents.

1957, Munich. Bernie Gunther's latest move in a string of varied careers sees him working for an insurance company. It makes a kind of sense: both cops and insurance companies have a vested interest in figuring out when people are lying to them, and Bernie has a lifetime of experience to call on.

Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a sunken ship, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he is convinced the sinking was no accident but an act of vengeance.

And so Bernie is once again drawn inexorably back to the dark history of the Second World War, and the deportation of the Jews of Salonika - now Thessaloniki. As Europe prepares to move on to a more united future with Germany as a partner rather than an enemy, at least one person in Greece is ready neither to forgive nor forget. And, deep down, Bernie thinks they may have a point.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784296551
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 197 x 163 x 34 mm


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One of the most memorable and original characters in contemporary popular fiction . . . confirms what Kerr's fans have long know: that he has few, if any, rivals to match him among modern thriller writers * Sunday Times *
A vintage draught as themes of redemption are grippingly explored * Guardian *
Bernie Gunther is a fictional investigator without parallel . . . Greeks Bearing Gifts shows, unequivocally, what a wonderful writer [Philip Kerr] was * The Times *
Tremendously entertaining ... but sometimes able to make your stomach lurch with sudden insight * Daily Telegraph *
There could be no more fitting testimonial to [Kerr's] exceptional power as a storyteller than this superb evocation of Munich in 1957 ... Gunther unveils the vagaries of human nature with a gimlet eye * Daily Mail *
[Bernie Gunther's] greatest trait may be his power to endure. He is a softly spoken, shambling testifier to the human power of resilience. He is also bitterly, darkly funny * Sunday Herald *
Leading us through the past and the changes leading to a new Europe, Kerr as ever delivers another masterpiece * Weekend Sport *

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“Bernie Gunther is on top form....”

It is 1956 and Bernie Gunther ends up working together with a Greek policeman to track down a nasty murderer and wanted SS brute. Bertie Gunther is in top form, a little older but still irrepressible. As always with... More

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“Adjusting Loss”

It’s 1957. Germany has lost the war, but under Konrad Adenauer is winning the peace. Bernie Gunther has lost his name, but is working in Munich in a hospital mortuary. Through a series of connected events, Bernie... More

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“Thriller - WW2 and 1957 ATHENS”

Greeks Bearing Gifts is the thirteenth Bernie Gunther thriller by Philip Kerr. Philip died of cancer on 23rd March this year.

Greeks Bearing Gifts has itself just been published post Philip’s death, and is a fitting... More

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