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The One from the Other PI Bernie Gunther, hero of Kerr's stunning Third Reich-era Berlin Noir trilogy, is back. In 1949 Munich, he takes a simple case — to prove that a...The One from the OtherMystery and Thriller, Fiction PI Bernie Gunther, hero of Kerr's stunning Third Reich-era Berlin Noir trilogy, is back. In 1949 Munich, he takes a simple case — to prove that a...2006-09-01Putnam
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The One from the Other

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Phillip Kerr; Status: In Season; Publisher: Putnam

PI Bernie Gunther, hero of Kerr’s stunning Third Reich-era Berlin Noir trilogy, is back. In 1949 Munich, he takes a simple case — to prove that a woman’s war-criminal husband is dead so she can remarry — that proves to be anything but.

Bodily Trauma
Heavies chop off one of Gunther’s fingers.

Lowdown
Kerr’s expertly plotted tale glistens with period detail and punchily cynical asides (one Nazi official ”smelled faintly of cologne and hypocrisy”).

Originally posted September 1 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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