Richard Lummis and I are back and today we head in a different direction. We consider the final Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr Metropolis. It is the final Gunther novel as Kerr died earlier this year. The novel is a prequel to the entire series, taking place in 1928, near the end of the Weimar Republic. Some of the highlights were:

  • The city of Berlin as a character in the novel;
  • Bernie Gunther as Phillip Marlow?
  • How close are the police to those they police?
  • What is the symbiotic relationship between the police and criminals of the city?
  • Why is the Weimar Republic in many ways the undiscovered country for Americans? and
  • Richard and I asses not only this book but the entire Gunther series.

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