The Pale Criminal

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5 out of 5 stars
By chris on 19-01-09

Second in the series and just as good

This is the second title in the "Berlin Noir" trilogy. Set in Berlin of 1938, Bernie Gunther is investigating a serial killer specialising in young German girls. Meanwhile, elements of the Nazi party are attempting to use the killings to stir up anti-Jewish rioting. An excellent story, with more interesting detail of Berlin in the 30's and the Nazi threat.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Nana on 12-03-14

Fascinating pre war Nazi German setting

My first Phillip Kerr book. I enjoyed the story of the individuals in the setting of a comming Nazi state. Well enjoyed isnt the right word probably fascinating that so many failed to challenge the holocaust and stand up for what was right. But how easy is it to take tha path. Jeff Hardings narration was first class. Only problem is from tine to time i felt i was in a Jack Reacher Book because it was Jeff narrating. Wonder if this is why the narrator changes later in the series.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-10-13

German Chandler innit!

What made the experience of listening to The Pale Criminal the most enjoyable?

If you've read any of the Flashman books and Hammett or Chandler then in a nutshell that's what to expect. A ripping yarn set upon a backdrop of Germany between the 30's to 50's

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Rita on 12-01-10

Great period feel

i really enjoyed the hard-boiled detective in this series and the backdrop of 1930s Berlin provides a sinister atmophere. All the series are good but I did not enjoy Philip Kerr's other books. Luckily he has return to the Bernie Gunther stories

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Emma on 05-12-15

Kerr and Harding - another winner for the team

Would you consider the audio edition of The Pale Criminal to be better than the print version?

The chance to listen to more of Philip Kerr's books is a pleasure I look forward to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pale Criminal?

The accuracy of his research and the authenticity he gives to the setting and background events really bring his characters to life.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

Mr Harding's performance truly brings out the dry wit with which Kerr has endowed Bernie Gunther.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Gunther's cynicism hasn't left him as he is persuaded to serve his new Nazi bosses, but his passion for the truth and justice still shines through.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By MsMarko on 26-08-15

gripping and funny

nicely narrative of an enthralling adventures of Bernie . Enjoyed every minute of it. thanks

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful