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The Lady from Zagreb

Agrant libertine And Bernie Gunther former Berlin homicide bull now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s commandThis time the favor is personal And this time nothing is what it seemsS. The tenth Bernie Gunther novel and he falls in love Like all us mortal man he falls for a beautiful movie star and in doing so is shooting among Goebbels pigeonsAnother brilliantly written novel in which we see through Gunther s eyes the face of evil during WWII Gunther not being a Nazi is a survivor in Nazi Germany 1942 43 he does uestionable things while he is asked to employ his skills as a detective and an independent character after the madness of Katyn in PolandRussia he ends up in the nations that after WWII made up Yugoslavia on a mission that makes him uestion humanity and humans This books hops along in small parts that find their glue at the end of the novel By then you share Gunther s look upon a WWII madness that does give mankind a really bad reputation The evil that man is capable of is not something special all are capable of doing so some are just giftedAt times you find Bernie Gunther a bit unsympathetic in his stances and approach to the situations he ends up in But then looking at the bigger picture you realize that these times nobody did end up looking smelling of rosesKerr does paint a dark picture of the often glamorised WWII war circus the insight he gives in the horrors of war should be made to read to everyone and explain at the same time that we as humans are still capable of insensitive behaviour on a scale that is perhaps not as large as that of the Nazis but we are capable of ignoring it just as goodI hope Mr Kerr does write a few novels with Gunther headlining as there is still a lot to be told of that era of darkness and its conseuences There will be most certainly be one by the title of The other side of silenceI am certainly not reading anything about Nazis in my next book as they and their deeds freak the heck out of me

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A beautiful actress a rising star of the giant German film company UFA now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry The very clever very dangerous Propaganda Minister close confidant of Hitler an ambitious schemer and fl. The 10th Bernie and once an excellent one I really enjoyed it and was glad to find it much better than the two previous Bernie s I do not read many detectives but will always read a Bernie Gunther His wisecracks are extremely cynical and very funny Raymond Chandler comes close to it but in my opinion Kerr is even witty This one is set in Croatia and Switzerland in 1943 Pretty interesting to read what happened in Yugoslavia at that time Who was siding with the Nazi s or Italians Croats Bosnians and Serbs were killing each other just as ferociously as in the beginning of the 1990 s Reading about it you must admire Tito in that he managed to unite all these groups who hated each other with great passion for such a long time I am relieved Kerr will write another Bernie to be published in 2016 Long live Bernie

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Et down amid the killing fields of Ustashe controlled Croatia Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda Perfect territory for a true cynic whose instinct is to trust no o. Book 10 in the Bernard Gunther seriesAfter 10 books Bernard is still my favourite character It might be that the first person narrative is by far my preferred style Bernie in his soft voice talks to you all through his adventure a mission that takes him from Berlin to Zurich then to Zagreb and to the brutal killing field of CroatiaThe story begins in 1956 with Bernie reminiscing events of 1942 and 1943 and with his dreams he brings us at the height of the war where he showcases his daily struggles to live in Germany during that time Bernie a former wise cracking homicide detective who hates the Nazis is forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels and in this latest is tasked to convince a young actress Dalia Dresner a Switzerland resident to return to Germany to star in a propaganda film But things get personal between the two and Bernie falls head over heels in love with the diva This is a stylish novel with an easy narrative and clever dialogue I love Bernie he is a romantic figure that doesn t always behave heroically and his cruel sense of humour is what make this character compelling The Lady from Zagreb seamlessly blends lots of imagination with harsh historical events It is uite a mix of excitement intrigue and murders This novel contains priceless moments and the author has once again treaded a fine line by incorporating in his mystery genre novel the ludicrous aspects of the Nazi regime Although this story moves at a slow pace and there are no real who done it moments and even less action scenes it is nevertheless a tremendously enjoyable and thought provoking read Bernie will return in 2016 in With the Other Side of Silence

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Lady from Zagreb
  • Philip Kerr
  • English
  • 14 August 2017
  • 9780399167645

About the Author: Philip Kerr

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10 thoughts on “The Lady from Zagreb

  1. says:

    The 10th Bernie and once an excellent one I really enjoyed it and was glad to find it much better than the two previous Bernie's I do not read many detectives but will always read a Bernie Gunther His wisecracks are extremely cynical and very funny Raymond Chandler comes close to it but in my opinion Kerr is even witty Th

  2. says:

    This is the tenth mystery featuring Bernie Gunther and having followed the series since the very first book “March Violets” in 1989 I am always happy to read a new Gunther novel Of course the timeline in this series skips about and previous books have taken us from 1934 to 1950 This particular book begins with Bernie on the Fr

  3. says:

    THE LADY FROM ZAGREB is the tenth book in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series Gunther a former homicide detect

  4. says:

    I won a copy of “The Lady From Zagreb” by New York bestseller author Philip Kerr through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest This is Book 10 in the Bernard Gunther crime series While it is part of a series and I have not read any of his books I found that this novel can be read as a stand alone bookWritten in the first person narrative Bernie adventure takes him from Berlin to Zurich then to Zagreb and to Cro

  5. says:

    The tenth Bernie Gunther novel and he falls in love Like all us mortal man he falls for a beautiful movie star and in doing so is shooting among Goebbels pigeonsAnother brilliantly written novel in which we see through Gunther's eyes the face o

  6. says:

    This is the first Bernie Gunther novel I’ve read actually set in The Second World War and it really does push the Philip Marlowe “

  7. says:

    In his afterword Philip Kerr humbly noted that he felt there was no real need for a tenth outing for Bernie Gunther However he said he was told he was wrong So Kerr wrote The Lady from ZagrebPerhaps Kerr was right in his first impression For th

  8. says:

    One of the strong points of the writer in this series of books is that Kerr uses a lot of real information that brilliantly envelops a fictional storyThis time we`re transported from Germany to Croatia FYR Switzerland and back Definitely one of the most interesting pieces of information were the ones about the internal massacre between the Croats Bosnians and Serbs Tremendous stuffAlso there are some good pieces that were new to m

  9. says:

    Book 10 in the Bernard Gunther seriesAfter 10 books Bernard is still my favourite character It might be that the first person narrative is by far my preferred style Bernie in his soft voice talks to you all through his adventure a mission that takes him from Berlin to Zurich then to Zagreb and to the brutal killing fiel

  10. says:

    Kerr has used his criminal detective Bernie Gunther to illuminate the German condition during WW II Vigorously anti Nazi Bernie survives only by being an astute detective and counter intuitively by being excessively forthright with his evil bosses Heydrich and Goebbels In this rather horrifying volume of the seri

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