The Resource March violets, Philip Kerr

March violets, Philip Kerr

Label
March violets
Title
March violets
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The brutality and corruption of Nazi Germany serve as the backdrop for this impressive debut mystery novel. Scottish-born Kerr re-creates the period accurately and with verve; the novel reeks of the sordid decade that saw Hitler's rise to power. Bernhard Gunther is a hard-boiled Berlin detective who specializes in tracking down missing persons--mostly Jews. He is summoned by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the robbery of a priceless diamond necklace. Gunther quickly is catapulted into a major political scandal involving Hitler's two main henchmen, Goering and Himmler. The search for clues takes Gunther to morgues overflowing with Nazi victims; raucous nightclubs; the Olympic games where Jesse Owens tramples the theory of Aryan racial superiority; the boudoir of a famous actress; and finally to the Dachau concentration camp. Fights with Gestapo agents, shoot-outs with adulterers, run-ins with a variety of criminals, and dead bodies in unexpected places keep readers guessing to the very end. Narrator Gunther is a spirited guide through the chaos of 1930s Berlin and, more important, a detective cast in the classic mold. -- Publishers Weekly
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerr, Philip
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Bernie Gunther
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gunther, Bernhard
  • Private investigators
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
March violets, Philip Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
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.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780670824311
Lccn
90145953 //r94
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20427383
  • (Sirsi) o20427383
  • (TMQ) o20427383
  • 134527
  • (OCoLC)ocm20427383
  • (Sirsi) o20427383
  • (TMQ) o20427383
Label
March violets, Philip Kerr
Publication
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.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780670824311
Lccn
90145953 //r94
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20427383
  • (Sirsi) o20427383
  • (TMQ) o20427383
  • 134527
  • (OCoLC)ocm20427383
  • (Sirsi) o20427383
  • (TMQ) o20427383

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