Top positive review
Very good to see Bernie Gunther back in print
27 April 2017
Very good to see Bernie Gunther back in print. As usual I became immersed in reading about Philip Kerr's honourable detective operating inside the Nazi system. Kerr uses his two-period double narrative system to great effect in this novel, switching between pre-war and postwar Europe. I preferred this book to the previous one involving Somerset Maugham.
Much of Prussian Blue was well up to standard, especially the detailed descriptions of Hitler's Bavarian mountain lair. The story became somewhat burdened by repeated lengthy statements of the characters' political beliefs and the manifest evils of the Nazi system, versus the emphasis on Bernie's credentials as a liberal Berliner. The action squences were usually excellent, although the final sort-out stretched belief . Overall it was yet another worthwhile addition to the Bernie Gunther library, and should please his many fans.