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R.I.P. Philip Kerr, 62, Scottish-born thriller/fantasy novelist
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Born in Edinburgh, he lived in Wimbledon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/obituaries/philip-kerr-62-author-of-gunther-crime-novels-is-dead.html

First paragraphs:

Philip Kerr, a Scottish-born writer whose popular novels feature a Nazi-era detective named Bernie Gunther, whose hard-boiled style made him literary kin to Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s classic private eye, died on Friday in London. He was 62.

The cause was bladder cancer, according to his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

Through 13 novels, including “Greeks Bearing Gifts,” which will be published next week, Mr. Kerr drew Gunther as a savvy and cynical Berlin criminal police investigator who hates Hitler and quits his job when the Nazis take over. He becomes a private detective, but is then pressed into gumshoe jobs for the propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich, a principal architect of the Final Solution...

https://www.google.com/search?ei=7X-9Wvr7MOPgjwSg9Y5Q&q=philip+kerr+62&oq=philip+kerr+62&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.1440.2630.0.2814.3.3.0.0.0.0.158.349.1j2.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.2.247...0j0i67k1.0.2XEYYXImEHs
(more obits)

https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/kerr-philip-1956-pb-kerr

Excerpts:

...Esau was optioned for film by Walt Disney Corporation; DreamWorks bought film rights to The Akhenaten Adventure...


...After many years as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Kerr surprised the publishing world in 2003 when he adpoted teh pen name P.B. Kerr and wrote the children's book The Akhenaten Adventure. The first in a proposed trilogy of novels, the book was immediately bought by Scholastic, who paid a record one million British pounds for the projected trilogy. Kerr explained to Caroline Horn in the Bookseller that he wrote for children because he wanted to get his eleven-year-old son to read: "I thought that if I could give my son a 'road to Damascus' experience he might become a reader."

The Akhenaten Adventure tells of twins John and Philippa who, while under anesthesia at the dentist's office, experience a revelation: they are really members of a tribe of djinn, or genies. The revelation leads to odd changes in the siblings: They suddenly find that they can grant wishes and have strange insights. Along with these new powers comes a need to learn how to control them. Their uncle Nimrod, also a djinn, takes the pair under his wing, but his motivation is not necessarily loving: he needs their abilities to accomplish his own ends. Meanwhile, an enemy tribe, the Iblis, are attempting to uncover the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. The Iblis must be stopped or Evil will acquire great power over Good...

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=bIG9WoCjNszujwSMy5LwCg&q="philip+kerr"+books&oq="philip+kerr"+books&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i24k1l5.1442.2147.0.2370.6.6.0.0.0.0.248.766.3j2j1.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.6.764...0i30k1.0.Fi_S__lZ0zQ
(book covers-for adults)

https://www.google.com/search?q="pb+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPmdjK4ZLaAhWM54MKHWegDP8Q_AUIDCgD&biw=1920&bih=974
(photos, fantasy book covers)

https://www.google.com/search?ei=Bn-9WrSrG8WcjwTBh5c4&q=philip+kerr+kirkus&oq=philip+kerr+kirkus&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.9297.13534.0.13759.18.18.0.0.0.0.147.1660.7j8.15.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..3.15.1658...0j0i131k1j0i131i67k1j0i67k1j0i10k1j0i22i30k1.0.Cqf7XlKrD_U
(Kirkus reviews)

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(two Kirkus reviews of his fantasies)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53936.Philip_Kerr
(reader reviews - adult)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3155347.P_B_Kerr
(reader reviews - fantasy)

https://www.google.com/search?ei=pIC9Wr_eM8uijwSP_azIBA&q=philip+kerr+interview&oq=philip+kerr+interivew&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i13k1.6131.8090.0.9512.10.10.0.0.0.0.160.936.1j7.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..2.8.935...0j0i67k1j0i22i30k1.0.NM35QwVl-JA
(interviews)

https://www.google.com/search?q="philip+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiukee04ZLaAhVr2IMKHQSQDYQQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=974
(videos)

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=vid&ei=0YC9WrntBcjZjwSlhouICw&q="pb+kerr"+&oq="pb+kerr"+&gs_l=psy-ab.3...14221.18026.0.18267.7.7.0.0.0.0.109.579.4j2.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.4.403...0j0i13k1.0.5g_CR_65xcE
(videos about his fantasy novels)


WRITINGS:

(Editor) The Penguin Book of Lies (anthology), Penguin (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds, and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy, Penguin (London, England), 1993.
(With Robin Mukherjee) Grushko (screenplay), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1993.
(As P.B. Kerr) One Small Step (juvenile fiction), Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2008.

NOVELS
A Philosophical Investigation, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1992.
Dead Meat, Mysterious Press (New York, NY), 1994.
Gridiron, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1995, published as The Grid, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1996.
Esau, Holt (New York, NY), 1997.
A Five-Year Plan, Holt (New York, NY), 1998.
The Second Angel, Holt (New York, NY), 1999.
The Shot: A Thriller, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Dark Matter, Crown (New York, NY), 2002.
Hitler's Peace: A Novel of the Second World War, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2005.
Prayer, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2014.
Research, Quercus (London, England), 2014.
The Winter Horses, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2014.

"BERNIE GUNTHER" SERIES
March Violets (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1989.
The Pale Criminal (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1990.
A German Requiem (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1991.
Berlin Noir (contains March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem), Penguin Books (London, England), 1993.
The One from the Other, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2006.
A Quiet Flame, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2009.
If the Dead Rise Not, Quercus (London, England), 2009, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2010.
Field Gray, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2011.
Prague Fatale, Marian Wood Books (New York, NY), 2011.
A Man without Breath, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2013.
The Lady from Zagreb, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2015.
The Other Side of Silence, Marian Wood Books/Putnam (New York, NY), 2016.

"CHILDREN OF THE LAMP" SERIES; AS P.B. KERR
The Akhenaten Adventure, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2004.
The Blue Djinn of Babylon, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2006.
The Cobra King of Kathmandu, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2007.
The Day of the Djinn Warriors, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2008.
The Eye of the Forest, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2009.
The Five Fakirs of Faizabad, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2010.
The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2011.

"SCOTT MASON" SERIES
January Window, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2014.
Hand of God, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
False Nine, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.



Lenona.
The Zygon
2018-04-01 05:04:09 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
Born in Edinburgh, he lived in Wimbledon.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/obituaries/philip-kerr-62-author-of-gunther-crime-novels-is-dead.html
Philip Kerr, a Scottish-born writer whose popular novels feature a Nazi-era detective named Bernie Gunther, whose hard-boiled style made him literary kin to Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s classic private eye, died on Friday in London. He was 62.
The cause was bladder cancer, according to his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
Through 13 novels, including “Greeks Bearing Gifts,” which will be published next week, Mr. Kerr drew Gunther as a savvy and cynical Berlin criminal police investigator who hates Hitler and quits his job when the Nazis take over. He becomes a private detective, but is then pressed into gumshoe jobs for the propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich, a principal architect of the Final Solution...
https://www.google.com/search?ei=7X-9Wvr7MOPgjwSg9Y5Q&q=philip+kerr+62&oq=philip+kerr+62&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.1440.2630.0.2814.3.3.0.0.0.0.158.349.1j2.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.2.247...0j0i67k1.0.2XEYYXImEHs
(more obits)
https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/kerr-philip-1956-pb-kerr
...Esau was optioned for film by Walt Disney Corporation; DreamWorks bought film rights to The Akhenaten Adventure...
...After many years as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Kerr surprised the publishing world in 2003 when he adpoted teh pen name P.B. Kerr and wrote the children's book The Akhenaten Adventure. The first in a proposed trilogy of novels, the book was immediately bought by Scholastic, who paid a record one million British pounds for the projected trilogy. Kerr explained to Caroline Horn in the Bookseller that he wrote for children because he wanted to get his eleven-year-old son to read: "I thought that if I could give my son a 'road to Damascus' experience he might become a reader."
The Akhenaten Adventure tells of twins John and Philippa who, while under anesthesia at the dentist's office, experience a revelation: they are really members of a tribe of djinn, or genies. The revelation leads to odd changes in the siblings: They suddenly find that they can grant wishes and have strange insights. Along with these new powers comes a need to learn how to control them. Their uncle Nimrod, also a djinn, takes the pair under his wing, but his motivation is not necessarily loving: he needs their abilities to accomplish his own ends. Meanwhile, an enemy tribe, the Iblis, are attempting to uncover the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. The Iblis must be stopped or Evil will acquire great power over Good...
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=bIG9WoCjNszujwSMy5LwCg&q="philip+kerr"+books&oq="philip+kerr"+books&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i24k1l5.1442.2147.0.2370.6.6.0.0.0.0.248.766.3j2j1.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.6.764...0i30k1.0.Fi_S__lZ0zQ
(book covers-for adults)
https://www.google.com/search?q="pb+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPmdjK4ZLaAhWM54MKHWegDP8Q_AUIDCgD&biw=1920&bih=974
(photos, fantasy book covers)
https://www.google.com/search?ei=Bn-9WrSrG8WcjwTBh5c4&q=philip+kerr+kirkus&oq=philip+kerr+kirkus&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.9297.13534.0.13759.18.18.0.0.0.0.147.1660.7j8.15.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..3.15.1658...0j0i131k1j0i131i67k1j0i67k1j0i10k1j0i22i30k1.0.Cqf7XlKrD_U
(Kirkus reviews)
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&ei=-4C9Ws8vjM-PBOfAsvgP&q="pb+kerr"+kirkus&oq="pb+kerr"+kirkus&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.1758.6131.0.6356.7.7.0.0.0.0.116.737.2j5.7.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.7.736...0j0i22i30k1.0.q9QgvsHPo1c
(two Kirkus reviews of his fantasies)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53936.Philip_Kerr
(reader reviews - adult)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3155347.P_B_Kerr
(reader reviews - fantasy)
https://www.google.com/search?ei=pIC9Wr_eM8uijwSP_azIBA&q=philip+kerr+interview&oq=philip+kerr+interivew&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i13k1.6131.8090.0.9512.10.10.0.0.0.0.160.936.1j7.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..2.8.935...0j0i67k1j0i22i30k1.0.NM35QwVl-JA
(interviews)
https://www.google.com/search?q="philip+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiukee04ZLaAhVr2IMKHQSQDYQQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=974
(videos)
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=vid&ei=0YC9WrntBcjZjwSlhouICw&q="pb+kerr"+&oq="pb+kerr"+&gs_l=psy-ab.3...14221.18026.0.18267.7.7.0.0.0.0.109.579.4j2.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.4.403...0j0i13k1.0.5g_CR_65xcE
(videos about his fantasy novels)
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Lies (anthology), Penguin (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds, and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy, Penguin (London, England), 1993.
(With Robin Mukherjee) Grushko (screenplay), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1993.
(As P.B. Kerr) One Small Step (juvenile fiction), Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2008.
NOVELS
A Philosophical Investigation, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1992.
Dead Meat, Mysterious Press (New York, NY), 1994.
Gridiron, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1995, published as The Grid, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1996.
Esau, Holt (New York, NY), 1997.
A Five-Year Plan, Holt (New York, NY), 1998.
The Second Angel, Holt (New York, NY), 1999.
The Shot: A Thriller, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Dark Matter, Crown (New York, NY), 2002.
Hitler's Peace: A Novel of the Second World War, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2005.
Prayer, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2014.
Research, Quercus (London, England), 2014.
The Winter Horses, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2014.
"BERNIE GUNTHER" SERIES
March Violets (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1989.
The Pale Criminal (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1990.
A German Requiem (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1991.
Berlin Noir (contains March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem), Penguin Books (London, England), 1993.
The One from the Other, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2006.
A Quiet Flame, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2009.
If the Dead Rise Not, Quercus (London, England), 2009, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2010.
Field Gray, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2011.
Prague Fatale, Marian Wood Books (New York, NY), 2011.
A Man without Breath, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2013.
The Lady from Zagreb, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2015.
The Other Side of Silence, Marian Wood Books/Putnam (New York, NY), 2016.
"CHILDREN OF THE LAMP" SERIES; AS P.B. KERR
The Akhenaten Adventure, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2004.
The Blue Djinn of Babylon, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2006.
The Cobra King of Kathmandu, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2007.
The Day of the Djinn Warriors, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2008.
The Eye of the Forest, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2009.
The Five Fakirs of Faizabad, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2010.
The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2011.
"SCOTT MASON" SERIES
January Window, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2014.
Hand of God, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
False Nine, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
Lenona.
I am a huge Bernie Gunther fan. I am sorry to hear of Kerr's death. RIp indeed.
The Zygon
2018-04-01 05:10:46 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
Born in Edinburgh, he lived in Wimbledon.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/obituaries/philip-kerr-62-author-of-gunther-crime-novels-is-dead.html
Philip Kerr, a Scottish-born writer whose popular novels feature a Nazi-era detective named Bernie Gunther, whose hard-boiled style made him literary kin to Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s classic private eye, died on Friday in London. He was 62.
The cause was bladder cancer, according to his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
Through 13 novels, including “Greeks Bearing Gifts,” which will be published next week, Mr. Kerr drew Gunther as a savvy and cynical Berlin criminal police investigator who hates Hitler and quits his job when the Nazis take over. He becomes a private detective, but is then pressed into gumshoe jobs for the propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich, a principal architect of the Final Solution...
https://www.google.com/search?ei=7X-9Wvr7MOPgjwSg9Y5Q&q=philip+kerr+62&oq=philip+kerr+62&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.1440.2630.0.2814.3.3.0.0.0.0.158.349.1j2.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.2.247...0j0i67k1.0.2XEYYXImEHs
(more obits)
https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/kerr-philip-1956-pb-kerr
...Esau was optioned for film by Walt Disney Corporation; DreamWorks bought film rights to The Akhenaten Adventure...
...After many years as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Kerr surprised the publishing world in 2003 when he adpoted teh pen name P.B. Kerr and wrote the children's book The Akhenaten Adventure. The first in a proposed trilogy of novels, the book was immediately bought by Scholastic, who paid a record one million British pounds for the projected trilogy. Kerr explained to Caroline Horn in the Bookseller that he wrote for children because he wanted to get his eleven-year-old son to read: "I thought that if I could give my son a 'road to Damascus' experience he might become a reader."
The Akhenaten Adventure tells of twins John and Philippa who, while under anesthesia at the dentist's office, experience a revelation: they are really members of a tribe of djinn, or genies. The revelation leads to odd changes in the siblings: They suddenly find that they can grant wishes and have strange insights. Along with these new powers comes a need to learn how to control them. Their uncle Nimrod, also a djinn, takes the pair under his wing, but his motivation is not necessarily loving: he needs their abilities to accomplish his own ends. Meanwhile, an enemy tribe, the Iblis, are attempting to uncover the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. The Iblis must be stopped or Evil will acquire great power over Good...
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=bIG9WoCjNszujwSMy5LwCg&q="philip+kerr"+books&oq="philip+kerr"+books&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i24k1l5.1442.2147.0.2370.6.6.0.0.0.0.248.766.3j2j1.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.6.764...0i30k1.0.Fi_S__lZ0zQ
(book covers-for adults)
https://www.google.com/search?q="pb+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPmdjK4ZLaAhWM54MKHWegDP8Q_AUIDCgD&biw=1920&bih=974
(photos, fantasy book covers)
https://www.google.com/search?ei=Bn-9WrSrG8WcjwTBh5c4&q=philip+kerr+kirkus&oq=philip+kerr+kirkus&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.9297.13534.0.13759.18.18.0.0.0.0.147.1660.7j8.15.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..3.15.1658...0j0i131k1j0i131i67k1j0i67k1j0i10k1j0i22i30k1.0.Cqf7XlKrD_U
(Kirkus reviews)
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&ei=-4C9Ws8vjM-PBOfAsvgP&q="pb+kerr"+kirkus&oq="pb+kerr"+kirkus&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.1758.6131.0.6356.7.7.0.0.0.0.116.737.2j5.7.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.7.736...0j0i22i30k1.0.q9QgvsHPo1c
(two Kirkus reviews of his fantasies)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53936.Philip_Kerr
(reader reviews - adult)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3155347.P_B_Kerr
(reader reviews - fantasy)
https://www.google.com/search?ei=pIC9Wr_eM8uijwSP_azIBA&q=philip+kerr+interview&oq=philip+kerr+interivew&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i13k1.6131.8090.0.9512.10.10.0.0.0.0.160.936.1j7.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..2.8.935...0j0i67k1j0i22i30k1.0.NM35QwVl-JA
(interviews)
https://www.google.com/search?q="philip+kerr"&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiukee04ZLaAhVr2IMKHQSQDYQQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=974
(videos)
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=vid&ei=0YC9WrntBcjZjwSlhouICw&q="pb+kerr"+&oq="pb+kerr"+&gs_l=psy-ab.3...14221.18026.0.18267.7.7.0.0.0.0.109.579.4j2.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.4.403...0j0i13k1.0.5g_CR_65xcE
(videos about his fantasy novels)
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Lies (anthology), Penguin (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds, and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy, Penguin (London, England), 1993.
(With Robin Mukherjee) Grushko (screenplay), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1993.
(As P.B. Kerr) One Small Step (juvenile fiction), Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2008.
NOVELS
A Philosophical Investigation, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1992.
Dead Meat, Mysterious Press (New York, NY), 1994.
Gridiron, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1995, published as The Grid, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1996.
Esau, Holt (New York, NY), 1997.
A Five-Year Plan, Holt (New York, NY), 1998.
The Second Angel, Holt (New York, NY), 1999.
The Shot: A Thriller, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Dark Matter, Crown (New York, NY), 2002.
Hitler's Peace: A Novel of the Second World War, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2005.
Prayer, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2014.
Research, Quercus (London, England), 2014.
The Winter Horses, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2014.
"BERNIE GUNTHER" SERIES
March Violets (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1989.
The Pale Criminal (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1990.
A German Requiem (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1991.
Berlin Noir (contains March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem), Penguin Books (London, England), 1993.
The One from the Other, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2006.
A Quiet Flame, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2009.
If the Dead Rise Not, Quercus (London, England), 2009, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2010.
Field Gray, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2011.
Prague Fatale, Marian Wood Books (New York, NY), 2011.
A Man without Breath, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2013.
The Lady from Zagreb, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2015.
The Other Side of Silence, Marian Wood Books/Putnam (New York, NY), 2016.
"CHILDREN OF THE LAMP" SERIES; AS P.B. KERR
The Akhenaten Adventure, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2004.
The Blue Djinn of Babylon, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2006.
The Cobra King of Kathmandu, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2007.
The Day of the Djinn Warriors, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2008.
The Eye of the Forest, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2009.
The Five Fakirs of Faizabad, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2010.
The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2011.
"SCOTT MASON" SERIES
January Window, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2014.
Hand of God, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
False Nine, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
Lenona.
I forgot to add the Bernie Gunther reminded me more of a spy than a detective. He had a lot in common with Bernie Samson in Len Deighton's _London Game_, _Mexico Set_ and _Berlin Match_ than Marlowe. He also had a lot of Brian Freemantle's Charlie Muffin in him. I find those three characters so similar that sometimes get confused between them.
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Born in Edinburgh, he lived in Wimbledon.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/obituaries/philip-kerr-62-author-of-gunther-crime-novels-is-dead.html
Philip Kerr, a Scottish-born writer whose popular novels feature a Nazi-era detective named Bernie Gunther, whose hard-boiled style made him literary kin to Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s classic private eye, died on Friday in London. He was 62.
The cause was bladder cancer, according to his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
Through 13 novels, including “Greeks Bearing Gifts,” which will be published next week, Mr. Kerr drew Gunther as a savvy and cynical Berlin criminal police investigator who hates Hitler and quits his job when the Nazis take over. He becomes a private detective, but is then pressed into gumshoe jobs for the propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich, a principal architect of the Final Solution...
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(more obits)
https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/kerr-philip-1956-pb-kerr
...Esau was optioned for film by Walt Disney Corporation; DreamWorks bought film rights to The Akhenaten Adventure...
...After many years as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Kerr surprised the publishing world in 2003 when he adpoted teh pen name P.B. Kerr and wrote the children's book The Akhenaten Adventure. The first in a proposed trilogy of novels, the book was immediately bought by Scholastic, who paid a record one million British pounds for the projected trilogy. Kerr explained to Caroline Horn in the Bookseller that he wrote for children because he wanted to get his eleven-year-old son to read: "I thought that if I could give my son a 'road to Damascus' experience he might become a reader."
The Akhenaten Adventure tells of twins John and Philippa who, while under anesthesia at the dentist's office, experience a revelation: they are really members of a tribe of djinn, or genies. The revelation leads to odd changes in the siblings: They suddenly find that they can grant wishes and have strange insights. Along with these new powers comes a need to learn how to control them. Their uncle Nimrod, also a djinn, takes the pair under his wing, but his motivation is not necessarily loving: he needs their abilities to accomplish his own ends. Meanwhile, an enemy tribe, the Iblis, are attempting to uncover the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. The Iblis must be stopped or Evil will acquire great power over Good...
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(book covers-for adults)
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(photos, fantasy book covers)
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(Kirkus reviews)
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(two Kirkus reviews of his fantasies)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53936.Philip_Kerr
(reader reviews - adult)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3155347.P_B_Kerr
(reader reviews - fantasy)
https://www.google.com/search?ei=pIC9Wr_eM8uijwSP_azIBA&q=philip+kerr+interview&oq=philip+kerr+interivew&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i13k1.6131.8090.0.9512.10.10.0.0.0.0.160.936.1j7.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..2.8.935...0j0i67k1j0i22i30k1.0.NM35QwVl-JA
(interviews)
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(videos)
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(videos about his fantasy novels)
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Lies (anthology), Penguin (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor) The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds, and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy, Penguin (London, England), 1993.
(With Robin Mukherjee) Grushko (screenplay), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1993.
(As P.B. Kerr) One Small Step (juvenile fiction), Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2008.
NOVELS
A Philosophical Investigation, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1992.
Dead Meat, Mysterious Press (New York, NY), 1994.
Gridiron, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1995, published as The Grid, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1996.
Esau, Holt (New York, NY), 1997.
A Five-Year Plan, Holt (New York, NY), 1998.
The Second Angel, Holt (New York, NY), 1999.
The Shot: A Thriller, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Dark Matter, Crown (New York, NY), 2002.
Hitler's Peace: A Novel of the Second World War, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2005.
Prayer, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2014.
Research, Quercus (London, England), 2014.
The Winter Horses, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2014.
"BERNIE GUNTHER" SERIES
March Violets (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1989.
The Pale Criminal (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1990.
A German Requiem (also see below), Viking (London, England), 1991.
Berlin Noir (contains March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem), Penguin Books (London, England), 1993.
The One from the Other, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2006.
A Quiet Flame, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2009.
If the Dead Rise Not, Quercus (London, England), 2009, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2010.
Field Gray, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2011.
Prague Fatale, Marian Wood Books (New York, NY), 2011.
A Man without Breath, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2013.
The Lady from Zagreb, G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2015.
The Other Side of Silence, Marian Wood Books/Putnam (New York, NY), 2016.
"CHILDREN OF THE LAMP" SERIES; AS P.B. KERR
The Akhenaten Adventure, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2004.
The Blue Djinn of Babylon, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2006.
The Cobra King of Kathmandu, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2007.
The Day of the Djinn Warriors, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2008.
The Eye of the Forest, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2009.
The Five Fakirs of Faizabad, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2010.
The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2011.
"SCOTT MASON" SERIES
January Window, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2014.
Hand of God, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
False Nine, Head of Zeus (London, England), 2015.
Lenona.
I forgot to add the Bernie Gunther reminded me more of a spy than a detective. He had a lot in common with Bernie Samson in Len Deighton's _London Game_, _Mexico Set_ and _Berlin Match_
And six other books.

When I was in Hospital a few years ago the library on my floor had all nine. That was a serious binge-read, and just what I needed. Well, that and the drugs.

William Hyde

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