Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh and went on to study at the University of Birmingham. He has written three other Bernie Gunther books and a book for children, entitled Children of the Lamp. He lives in London and Cornwall. He is currently working on a new Bernie Gunther novel.
One of the great achievements of contemporary crime fiction ... pure Chandler. Powerful and impressive. Welcome back - ObserverKerr brilliantly evokes the edgy atmosphere of the post-war period in one of the most gripping and accomplished detective novels published so far this year - Sunday Times