Prussian Blue - Philip Kerr

Prussian Blue

By Philip Kerr

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 170 Ratings


When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2...
The French Riviera, 1956: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and he’s not on holiday. Mielke is calling in a debt and wants Bernie to travel to London to poison a female agent they’ve both had dealings with. But Bernie isn't keen on assassinating anyone. In an attempt to dodge his Stasi handler—former Kripo comrade Friedrich Korsch—Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night and hiding by day, he has plenty of time to recall the last case he and Korsch worked together...

Obersalzberg, Germany, 1939: A low-level bureaucrat has been found dead at Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bavaria. Bernie and Korsch have one week to find the killer before the leader of the Third Reich arrives to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Bernie knows it would mean disaster if Hitler discovers a shocking murder has been committed on the terrace of his own home. But Obersalzberg is also home to an elite Nazi community, meaning an even bigger disaster for Bernie if his investigation takes aim at one of the party’s higher-ups...

1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget.


  • Solid

    By YankiJ
    Good thriller for the time period
  • Kerr @ His Best

    By Lukester2012
    This book is ridiculously good. Easily best in the series. Kerr, and the series in particular, is grossly under-discovered. The writing is superb, in form and substance. Intelligent, engaging & frequently funny as can be. The book, like the series, is an offshoot of an uncanny ability to inject anti-Nazi humor in the backdrop of perhaps the darkest period of our history. History buffs will more easily gravitate toward subject matter, an unfortunate limitation on discovery of some of the best fiction being written in recent times.
  • What is up with the horrible punctuation?

    By pclymer
    I am 49 pages in to the iBooks version and the punctuation is so bad I am having trouble enjoying this. They need to do an update on this book quick
  • Fantastic

    By Peanut235
    If you are a fan of this series- it will not disappoint!