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March Violets

(1989)
(The first book in the Bernie Gunther series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
The brutality and corruption of Nazi Germany serve as the backdrop for this impressive debut mystery novel. Scottish-born Kerr re-creates the period accurately and with verve; the novel reeks of the sordid decade that saw Hitler's rise to power. Bernhard Gunther is a hard-boiled Berlin detective who specializes in tracking down missing persons--mostly Jews. He is summoned by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the robbery of a priceless diamond necklace. Gunther quickly is catapulted into a major political scandal involving Hitler's two main henchmen, Goering and Himmler. The search for clues takes Gunther to morgues overflowing with Nazi victims; raucous nightclubs; the Olympic games where Jesse Owens tramples the theory of Aryan racial superiority; the boudoir of a famous actress; and finally to the Dachau concentration camp. Fights with Gestapo agents, shoot-outs with adulterers, run-ins with a variety of criminals, and dead bodies in unexpected places keep readers guessing to the very end. Narrator Gunther is a spirited guide through the chaos of 1930s Berlin and, more important, a detective cast in the classic mold. Kerr is at work on a sequel to this sparkling and witty tale.



Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for Philip Kerr's March Violets

Hardback Editions

March 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-670-82431-3 / 978-0-670-82431-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: March Violets: Berlin Noir 1 (Bernie Gunther)
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-241-97601-4 / 978-0-241-97601-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: March Violets: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunther Novels)
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-14-200414-6 / 978-0-14-200414-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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July 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-14-027985-7 / 978-0-14-027985-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: March Violets (Penguin Crime Monthly)
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-14-011466-1 / 978-0-14-011466-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: March Violets 10-copy
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-14-778613-4 / 978-0-14-778613-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-7531-2928-0 / 978-0-7531-2928-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-7531-2929-9 / 978-0-7531-2929-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: March Violets
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: March Violets: Discover Bernie Gunther, 'one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written' (Lee Child)
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: March Violets: A Bernie Gunther Novel
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon