Philip Kerr has written over thirty books of which the best-known are the internationally renowned and bestselling Bernie Gunther series. The sixth book in the series, If the Dead Rise Not, won the CWA Historical Dagger. His other works include several standalone thrillers, non-fiction and an acclaimed series for younger readers, The Children of the Lamp. Philip died in March 2018, days before the publication of his 13th Bernie Gunther thriller, Greeks Bearing Gifts. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature shortly before his death.
One of the most memorable and original characters in contemporary popular fiction . . . confirms what Kerr's fans have long know: that he has few, if any, rivals to match him among modern thriller writers - Sunday TimesA vintage draught as themes of redemption are grippingly explored - GuardianBernie Gunther is a fictional investigator without parallel . . . Greeks Bearing Gifts shows, unequivocally, what a wonderful writer [Philip Kerr] was - The TimesThere could be no more fitting testimonial to [Kerr's] exceptional power as a storyteller than this superb evocation of Munich in 1957 ... Gunther unveils the vagaries of human nature with a gimlet eye - Daily Mail[Bernie Gunther's] greatest trait may be his power to endure. He is a softly spoken, shambling testifier to the human power of resilience. He is also bitterly, darkly funny - Sunday HeraldLeading us through the past and the changes leading to a new Europe, Kerr as ever delivers another masterpiece - Weekend Sport