Prague Fatale : Bernie Gunther Mystery 8 Paperback
by Philip Kerr
Bernie Gunther returns to his desk on homicide from the horrors of the Eastern Front to find Berlin changed for the worse.
He begins to investigate the death of a railway worker, but is obliged to drop everything when Reinhard Heydrich of the SD orders him to Prague to spend a weekend at his country house.
Bernie accepts reluctantly, especially when he learns that his fellow guests are all senior figures in the SS and SD.
The weekend quickly turns sour when a body is found in a room locked from the inside.
If Bernie fails to solve this impossible mystery; not only is his reputation at stake, but also that of Reinhard Heydrich, a man who cannot bear to lose face.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 27/09/2012
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9781849164177
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Review by devenish
As far as the story-line goes.I can add little to what has already been said. Our hero (or should that be anti-hero) Bernie Gunther is drawn into investigating the murder a member of SS-General Reinhard Heydrich's staff. Working for one of Germany's most evil men,proves difficult even for our Bernie,but needless to say he manages to survive,although many others aren't so lucky.I found this (as with most of the books in this series) a fascinating read and keenly await the next one.
Review by BrianHostad
After Fieldgrey I questioned whether the Bernie Gunther series had run its' course. Wll with Prague Fatale the answer is a definitive no! This is the best in the series since The One from the other. Fast paced with one strong story line set during the war, it avoids the problems of split plots and timelines seen in the recent novels. It also has a strong background of Heydrich in Prague which will be familiar to many readers and builds on it with the a less well known plot line of the three kings and a Czech double agent. It all makes for a classic Gunther and I'm now looking forward to the next instalment.
Review by eliza.graham.180
I enjoyed this very much but at times felt a slightly guilty pleasure in my enjoyment of the almost Agatha-Christie-like countryhouse murder. It didn't feel right when the prospective 'victims' were such real and evil people, rather than purely fictional people.