The Resource Metropolis, Philip Kerr

Metropolis, Philip Kerr

Label
Metropolis
Title
Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin, 1928, the dying days of the Weimar Republic shortly before Hitler and the Nazis came to power. It was a period of decadence and excess as Berliners - after the terrible slaughter of WWI and the hardships that followed - are enjoying their own version of Babylon. Bernie is a young detective working in Vice when he gets a summons from Bernard Weiss, Chief of Berlin's Criminal Police. He invites Bernie to join KIA - Criminal Inspection A - the supervisory body for all homicide investigation in Kripo. Bernie's first task is to investigate the Silesian Station killings - four prostitutes murdered in as many weeks. All of them have been hit over the head with a hammer and then scalped with a sharp knife. Bernie hardly has time to acquaint himself with the case files before another prostitute is murdered. Until now, no one has shown much interest in these victims - there are plenty in Berlin who'd like the streets washed clean of such degenerates. But this time the girl's father runs Berlin's foremost criminal ring, and he's prepared to go to extreme lengths to find his daughter's killer. Then a second series of murders begins - of crippled wartime veterans who beg in the city's streets. It seems that someone is determined to clean up Berlin of anyone less than perfect. The voice of Nazism is becoming a roar that threatens to drown out all others. But not Bernie Gunther's
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
VFRK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bernhard Gunther mysteries
Series volume
0014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gunther, Bernhard
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
000065169562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
473 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1077251486
Label
Metropolis, Philip Kerr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
000065169562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
473 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1077251486

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