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Greeks Bearing Gifts (Bernie Gunther 13) - Philip Kerr

Greeks Bearing Gifts (Bernie Gunther 13) - Philip Kerr

Title: Greeks Bearing Gifts

Author:  Philip Kerr

ISBN:  9781784296520

Weight:  990g

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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

1957, Munich.  Bernie Gunther’s latest move in a long string of varied careers sees him working for an insurance company.  It makes a kind of sense: both cops and insurance companies have a vested interest in figuring out when people are lying to them, and Bernie has a lifetime of experience to call on.

Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a ship that has sunk, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant.  When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he is convinced the sinking was no accident but an avenging arson attack.  Then the claimant is found dead, shot through both eyes.  It’s a win for Bernie’s employers at least: no one to pay out to even if the claim is genuine.  But who is behind the murder, and why?

Strong-armed into helping the Greek police with their investigation, Bernie is once again drawn inexorably back to the dark history of the Second World War, and the deportation of the Jews of Salonika – now Thessaloniki.  As Europe seems ready to move on to a more united future with Germany as a partner rather than an enemy, at least one person in Greece is ready neither to forgive nor forget.  And, deep down, Bernie thinks they may have a point.

Bernie Gunther’s back – the 13th instalment in this internationally bestselling and acclaimed series.

Peer & Press Reviews

Bernie 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 Child

Bernie Gunther is as insubordinate, combative, interesting and entertaining as ever… yet another Kerr triumph.

Sunday Times

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Title: Greeks Bearing Gifts
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Bernie Gunther – book 13
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus Editions
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Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781784296520
ISBN 10: 178429652X
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 482
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 44mm
Weight: 1.011kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Joanna Betts
Jacket design: Head Design
Jacket images: Head Design (figure)
Getty (background)

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