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Philip Kerr


UK flag (1956 - 2018)
Husband of Jane Thynne

aka P B Kerr

Born in Edinburgh, Kerr was educated there and at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied law at the University of Birmingham from 1974 to 1980, eventually gaining a master's degree. Kerr worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. A writer of both adult fiction and non-fiction, he was known for the Bernie Gunther series of thrillers set during the Weimar Republic, World War II and the Cold War. He also wrote children's books under the name P.B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series.
 

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Historical Mystery
 
Series
Bernie Gunther
   1. March Violets (1989)
   2. The Pale Criminal (1990)
   3. A German Requiem (1991)
   4. The One from the Other (2006)
   5. A Quiet Flame (2008)
   6. If the Dead Rise Not (2009)
   7. Field Grey (2010)

     aka Field Gray

   8. Prague Fatale (2011)
   9. A Man Without Breath (2013)
   10. The Lady from Zagreb (2015)
   11. The Other Side of Silence (2016)
   12. Prussian Blue (2017)
   13. Greeks Bearing Gifts (2018)
   14. Metropolis (2019)
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Scott Manson Thriller
   1. January Window (2014)
   2. Hand of God (2015)
   3. False Nine (2015)
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Novels
   A Philosophical Investigation (1992)
   Dead Meat (1993)
   Gridiron (1995)
     aka The Grid
   Esau (1996)
   A Five Year Plan (1997)
   The Second Angel (1998)
   The Shot (1999)
   Dark Matter (2002)
   Hitler's Peace (2005)
   Prayer (2013)
   The Winter Horses (2014)
   Research (2014)
   The Most Frightening Story Ever Told (2016)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
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Philip Kerr recommends
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The Decent Inn of Death (2020)
(John Madden, book 6)
Rennie Airth
"Rennie Airth is one of the best detective writers around,"
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The Reluctant Matador (2015)
(Hugo Marston, book 5)
Mark Pryor
"Mark Pryor is one of the smartest new writers on the block."
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The Heat of Betrayal (2015)
The Blue Hour

Douglas Kennedy
"The best book about Morocco since The Sheltering Sky. Completely absorbing and atmospheric."

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Anthologies containing stories by Philip Kerr
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Sightlines (2001)
edited by
P D James and Harriet Harvey Wood

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