‘Prague Fatale’: in the crossfire of Czech resistance and the Butcher of Prague

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WWII-era crime novel depicts hunt for Czech resistance fighters, their German contact and enactment of a seemingly impossible crime

Prague Fatale is the eighth book by Philip Kerr that follows hard-nosed Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther as he navigates his way between the world of everyday street murders and the much more menacing variety of killing ordered in Germany’s corridors of power. Trying to remain a decent cop and decent person working under the Nazis takes its toll on Gunther, and he often wonders if he can pull it off. “But mostly I just blamed myself for thinking it was even possible to behave like a real detective in a world that was owned and run by criminals,” he thinks to himself at one moment.

Read the whole review at Czech Position

The book is out in the UK and will be published in the US April 12, 2012

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  1. Literary roundup: Polish vampires, Russian apartment sellers and German inadequates (take your pick) | literalab - 03/02/2012

    [...] it online the latest NYRB has a great article by Max Hastings on the Nazi high command. Having just read and reviewed a convincing portrait of Reinhard Heydrich in Philip Kerr’s Prague Fatale it was interesting to read a different take on the Gestapo headman and his boss and rival Heinrich [...]

  2. Literary roundup: Polish vampires, Russian apartment sellers and German inadequates (take your pick) | literalab - 03/02/2012

    [...] 9th issue of the NYRB has a great article by Max Hastings on the Nazi high command. Having just read and reviewed a convincing portrait of Reinhard Heydrich in Philip Kerr’s Prague Fatale it was interesting to read a different take on the Gestapo headman and his boss and rival Heinrich [...]

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