The Resource Metropolis, Philip Kerr

Metropolis, Philip Kerr

Label
Metropolis
Title
Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bernie Gunther is 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 inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to 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
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
QPPL
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Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Rankin, Ian
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True
Series statement
A Bernie Gunther thriller
Series volume
[14]
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  • Gunther, Bernhard
  • Detectives
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
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a Bernie Gunther novel
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
With an introduction by Ian Rankin
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065136557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787473218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091608355
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr
Publication
Copyright
Note
With an introduction by Ian Rankin
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065136557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787473218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091608355

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