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.
Once again Kerr leads us through the facts of history and the vagaries of human nature - Tom HanksBernie Gunther is as insubordinate, combative, interesting and entertaining as ever - yet another Kerr triumph - Sunday TimesBernie Gunther - sly, subversive, sardonic and occasionally hilarious - is one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written, and as always he lights up this tough and unflinching novel. We're in good hands here - Lee ChildPhilip Kerr once more shows himself one of the greatest master storytellers in English. The narrative is swift and adept, and so well grounded in the history and custom of the period that the reader is totally immersed - Alan FurstKerr's final novel is a triumph. It is to be hoped his estate, like Ian Fleming's with James Bond, continues Gunther's experiences through other writers. The journey is worth taking a 15th time. - Weekend Australian