WorldCat Identities

Kerr, Philip

Works: 466 works in 2,457 publications in 14 languages and 61,615 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Adventure stories  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6061.E784, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Kerr
The Akhenaten adventure by Philip Kerr( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 2,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers
The Blue Djinn of Babylon by Philip Kerr( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John have more adventures when they become involved in an international adventure involving the Blue Djinn, the supreme arbiter of all djinn
The lady from Zagreb : a Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

41 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by Malcolm Forbes as "the best crime novels around today." A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister-close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister's command. This time, the favor is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems. Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda. Perfect territory for a true cynic whose instinct is to trust no one"--
Prague fatale by Philip Kerr( Book )

65 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 Prague, private detective Bernie Gunther must sort through a roomful of murderous high-ranking Nazi Party members to discover who killed a young member of Reinhard Heydrich's staff
The other side of silence by Philip Kerr( Book )

43 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by The Daily Beast as "the best crime novels around today." Once I'd been a good detective in Kripo, but that was a while ago, before the criminals wore smart gray uniforms and nearly everyone locked up was innocent." Being a Berlin cop in 1942 was a little like putting down mousetraps in a cage full of tigers. The war is over. Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. It is 1956 and Bernie is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. As it happens, a local writer needs just that, someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game that is the usual evening diversion at the Villa Mauresque. Not just any writer. Perhaps the richest and most famous living writer in the world: W. Somerset Maugham. And it turns out it is not just a bridge partner that he needs; it's some professional advice. Maugham is being blackmailed--perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle. Or perhaps because of something in his past, because once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British secret service, and the people now blackmailing him are spies. As Gunther fans know, all roads lead back to the viper's nest that was Hitler's Third Reich and to the killing fields that spread like a disease across Europe. Even in 1956, peace has not come to the continent: now the Soviets have the H-bomb and spies from every major power feel free to make all of Europe their personal playground"--
The one from the other : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

62 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working as a private detective in Munich in 1949, Bernie Gunther copes with the chaos of postwar Germany when a woman hires him to find out the fate of her missing husband, a war criminal whose death she wants to confirm
The Cobra King of Kathmandu by Philip Kerr( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old djinn twins Philippa and John and their friend Dybbuk have further adventures as they travel the world in search of a priceless talisman
If the dead rise not : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after being embroiled in the Nazi regime of 1934 Berlin, detective Bernie Gunther pursues a quieter life in Havana but is thwarted by an encounter with a killer from his past who is murdered at the same time a former lover reappears
A quiet flame by Philip Kerr( Book )

49 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Quiet Flame opens in 1950. Falsely fingered a war criminal, Bernie Gunther has booked passage to Buenos Aires, lured, like the Nazis whose company he has always despised, by promises of a new life and a clean passport from the Perón government. But Bernie doesn't have the luxury of settling into his new home and lying low. He is soon pressured by the local police into taking on a case in which a girl has turned up dead, gruesomely mutilated, and another--the daughter of a wealthy German banker, has gone missing. Both crimes seem to connect to an unsolved case Bernie worked on back in Berlin in 1932. It's not so far-fetched that the cases might be linked: after all, the scum of the earth has been washing up on Argentine shores, state-licensed murderers and torturers, so why couldn't a serial killer be among them?
Prayer : a novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr comes an amazing departure: an intense psychological thriller, sure to garner even more acclaim for this powerhouse author on the rise. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation's borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of "ism" there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution-however imperfect-a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith-in the system, in himself, and in God-deeply. It even estranges him from his wife and son. Desperate, Gil offers up a prayer. To know God is there, not through a sign or physical demonstration but through the strength to cope with his ever-growing, ever-creeping doubts. His problems become more than personal as things heat up in Houston. A serial killer terrorizing the morally righteous turns out to have religious motivations, upping the case from homicide to domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular icons die or are grievously injured abruptly and under suspicious circumstances, the latest of which is a New Atheist writer who's fallen into an inexplicable coma. Left and right, it seems Gil can't escape the power of God and murder. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection-answering his prayers in a most terrifying way."--
Esau by Philip Kerr( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition is mounted to the Himalayas to capture the Abominable Snowman, believed to be the missing link between ape and man. It follows a mountain climber's discovery of the skull of a recently dead snowman, which scientists claim proves the species actually exists. An adventure story that looks at evolution. By the author of The Grid
Field gray : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1954 and Bernie finds himself flown back to Berlin to work for the French or hang for murder. Bernie's job is simple: to meet and greet POWs returning from Germany and snag one Edgard de Boudel, a French war criminal and member of the French SS. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him -- in a way he could never have foreseen
Prussian blue : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Gunther, once Commissar of the Third Reich, is on the run from Erich Mielke, the deputy head of Stasi, and reminsces about a case he investigated seventeen years earlier in which someone shot an engineer on the terrace of Hitler's private residence
A man without breath : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working in the Wehrmacht's War Crime Bureau of 1943 at the behest of an old friend, sardonic Berlin cop Bernie Gunther struggles to find proof of Russian responsibility for a mass shooting of Polish army officers in the hopes of destabilizing the Western Alliance
The day of the djinn warriors by Philip Kerr( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After getting help for their father, who is cursed with rapid aging, twelve-year-old djinn twins John and Philippa and friends travel through the spirit world in search of Faustina, the only one who can keep their mother from becoming the Blue Djinn, and discover a link to museum thefts and hauntings throughout the word
The eye of the forest by Philip Kerr( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djinn twins John and Philippa, along with their Uncle Nimrod, travel to the Amazon jungle to try to recover a stolen collection of rare Incan artifacts
Greeks bearing gifts : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

30 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1956 and Bernie Gunther has a new name (Christoph Ganz), a clean passport, a chip on his shoulder, and a menial low-paying job in Munich. And then an old friend arrives to repay a debt. He encourages Bernie to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company. When Bernie tries to confront Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war, he finds that somebody else has gotten to him first. Print run 50,000
A five year plan : a novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shipboard romance in the Atlantic between a gangster and a woman FBI agent. He is there to hijack a shipment of Mafia money, she is after a cargo of cocaine. Neither knows who the other really is
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr( Book )

22 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"--
Hitler's peace : a novel of the Second World War by Philip Kerr( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing in the aftermath of Stalingrad that Germany will not win the war, Adolph Hitler considers the demands of FDR, Stalin, and Churchill, while OSS operative Willard Mayer, serving as FDR's envoy, finds his beliefs in the period's stylish philosophies put to the test
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The Akhenaten adventure
The Blue Djinn of BabylonThe one from the other : a Bernie Gunther novelThe Cobra King of KathmanduIf the dead rise not : a Bernie Gunther novelA quiet flameEsauField gray : a Bernie Gunther novelThe day of the djinn warriors
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Φίλιπ Κερ

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