Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture.The year is 1936 and Berlin is preparing for the Olympic Games. Some of Bernie's Jewish friends are beginning to realise that they should have left while they could, and Bernie himself has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its best and blackest.More
"A brilliantly innovative thriller-writer." (Salman Rushdie)
"Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master." (Evening Standard)
"Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff." (Sunday Telegraph)
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