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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: Historical Mystery, Mystery, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Historical
 
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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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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Books containing stories by Philip Kerr
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Crimespree Magazine #66 (2017)
(Crimespree Magazine)
edited by
Jon Jordan and Ruth Jordan
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Crimespree Magazine #59 (2015)
(Crimespree Magazine)
edited by
Jon Jordan and Ruth Jordan
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Sightlines (2001)
edited by
P D James and Harriet Harvey Wood

Awards
2011 CrimeFest: eDunnit Award : Field Grey
2010 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel : If the Dead Rise Not
2009 CWA Historical Dagger : If the Dead Rise Not
1993 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2020 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : Metropolis
2020 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Metropolis
2018 HWA Gold Crown Award (longlist) : Prussian Blue
2018 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Prussian Blue
2018 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Prussian Blue
2016 Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : The Lady from Zagreb
2016 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Lady from Zagreb
2016 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : The Other Side of Silence
2013 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : Prague Fatale
2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Field Grey
2012 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : Prague Fatale
2011 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)
2008 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : A Quiet Flame
2007 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : The One from the Other
1989 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger (shortlist) : March Violets


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