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The Resource If the dead rise not, Philip Kerr

If the dead rise not, Philip Kerr

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If the dead rise not
Title
If the dead rise not
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Philip Kerr
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eng
Summary
As Berlin prepares for the 1936 Olympic Games, Bernie Gunther is caught between violently opposing factions in a story that comes full circle in 1950's Cuba. Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just 18 months but already Germany has seen some unpleasant changes. Forced to resign as a homicide detective, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. The discovery of two bodies involves Bernie in the lives of two hotel guests. One is a beautiful journalist intent on persuading America to boycott the Berlin Olympiad; the other is a German-Jewish gangster who plans to use the Olympics to enrich himself. As events unfold, Bernie uncovers a vast labour and construction racket designed to take advantage of the huge sums the Nazis are prepared to spend to showcase the new Germany to the world. Havana, 1954: Batista, aided by the CIA, has just seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is quickly gaining a stranglehold on the city's exploding gaming and prostitution industries. Bernie, who has been unceremoniously kicked out of Buenos Aires, has resurfaced in Cuba with a new life, seemingly one of routine and relative peace. But Bernie discovers that he truly cannot outrun the burden of his past
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Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations - a blatant example of discrimination. Forced to resign as a homicide detective with Berlin's Criminal Police, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. Two bodies are found - one a businessman and the other a Jewish boxer. As Bernie digs to unearth the truth, he discovers a vast labour and construction racket designed to take advantage of the huge sums the Nazis are spending to showcase the new Germany to the world. It is a plot that finds its dramatic and violent conclusion twenty years later in pre-revolutionary Cuba.
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Award
Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, 2009.
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332023
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DLC
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Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Bernie Gunther
Series volume
0006
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  • Gunther, Bernhard (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
Label
If the dead rise not, Philip Kerr
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Publication
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  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: Quercus, 2009
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053969658
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
661 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471281822
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
If the dead rise not, Philip Kerr
Publication
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: Quercus, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053969658
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
661 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471281822
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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