A Quiet Flame

A Quiet Flame

Book - 2010
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Penguin Putnam
Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires

When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame finds Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, where he- falsely accused of Nazi war crimes-has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Perón government. But the tough, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxury of laying low when a serial killer- whose crimes may reach back to Berlin before the war-is mutilating young girls. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historical detail, A Quiet Flame is among Kerr's best work yet.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143116486
0143116487
Branch Call Number: Fiction Kerr
Characteristics: 389, 11 pages ; 20 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The fifth book in the Bernie Gunther series)

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4ntrvlr
Aug 16, 2012

The 1950 episode of the Bernie Gunther series, which surprisingly seems the most grim yet. Bernie crosses paths with more figures from real history (e.g., the Perons) but this story actually takes you back in his history as a police officer in Berlin prior to the first book. A good read if you're a fan, but don't start the series with this one!

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pask
Feb 04, 2011

I liked this one. it comes just before the one i started with when Bernie is in Cuba and gets dragged back to Germany. This is good because he is investigating a nasty murderer who is repeating his during the war murders in Argentina 1950. And he finds nasty secrets of the Argentinian secret service and how they killed Jews too.

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