The Resource Metropolis, Philip Kerr ; [with an introduction by Ian Rankin]

Metropolis, Philip Kerr ; [with an introduction by Ian Rankin]

Label
Metropolis
Title
Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr ; [with an introduction by Ian Rankin]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it
Member of
Summary
A Bernie Gunther origin story is set during his first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad and finds a twentysomething Bernie investigating a particularly violent wave of murders targeting the city's vulnerable prostitutes and homeless veterans
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764066
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rankin, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bernhard Gunther mysteries
Series volume
0014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gunther, Bernhard (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr ; [with an introduction by Ian Rankin]
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781787473201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr ; [with an introduction by Ian Rankin]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781787473201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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