Review of The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr at Euro Crime

Posted: April 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

zagrebYou can read my review of The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr at EuroCrime.

Number ten in the brilliant Bernie Gunther series reminds us once again that mankind is capable of real evil, and the tremendous debt we owe to the brave men and women who fought to remove the stain of Nazism from Europe.

When reading this book I frequently had to remind myself that the most evil characters, and the more terrible events were not fictional creations but real life. The story of what happened during those dreadful years can never be told enough times, and perhaps one day people like Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury will stop “apologising” for winning the war, and eliminating one of the most profoundly evil regimes in history. 

 

The controversial Bombing of Dresden took place on 13-15 February 1945, the apparently less controversial last V2 rocket attack on London took place on 25 March 1945.

 

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Comments
  1. Jose Ignacio says:

    Norman, what would be your suggestion on how to tackle this series? So far I’ve only read the first book, March Violets and A Man Without Breath. Wonder if I should read the series in order or to continue reading as of If the Dead Rise Not. Appreciate your advice.

    • Norman Price says:

      The later books go forward and back in time so you could pick and mix, but if you have time I would go back and read them in published order from The Pale Criminal.
      Of course if you just want to pick one of the later books [apart from Lady from Zagreb] Prague Fatale is an absolutely brilliant pastiche of an Agatha Christie. But then I “enjoyed” [not quite the right word for these thought provoking novels] them all.

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