By Philip Kerr
While he brought Bernie Gunther within the unique Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr instantly confirmed himself as a mystery author on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have received him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame unearths Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, the place he- falsely accused of Nazi struggle crimes-has been provided a brand new existence and a fresh passport by means of the Perón executive. however the tricky, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxurious of laying low while a serial killer- whose crimes may perhaps achieve again to Berlin ahead of the war-is mutilating younger ladies. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative old aspect, A Quiet Flame is between Kerr's most sensible paintings but.
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He paused for a moment at the sight of Veronica, unsure how to go on. He inclined his head politely. " He turned to Newbury. " Newbury smiled. " They moved to one side. "My dear fellow, do you think it's a good idea to bring a lady to a scene such as this? " Newbury chuckled. " He smiled. " Charles shook his head, as if dismayed at what the modern world was coming to. " He sighed. " He led them on to where the body was laying, sprawled out on the cobbles like a broken doll, its neck contorted into an awkward posture, the face a picture of anguish and pain.
With this she let out a wracking sob, bringing her gloved hand up to her face to stifle her tears. " Newbury sat back in his chair, looking thoughtful. "I'm sure we'll find a suitable explanation, Miss Coulthard, if we apply ourselves. " He looked up at the sound of the kettle whistling in the other room, and caught sight of Veronica, listening to their conversation from the doorway. He nodded approvingly and then returned his attention to the crying woman before him. "There have been terrible things happening in our neighbourhood, sir, terrible things indeed.
Any questions pertaining to the company can be directed at me. " Newbury glanced at Veronica, a sardonic expression on his face, and then turned his attention to Inspector Foulkes. " "Not initially, sir. He has ceded responsibility for the case to me for the time being. He's still caught up in this damnable Whitechapel situation. " "Indeed. " He glanced back at Stokes, who was attempting to clean the dirt from his shoes by rubbing them on the grass. " The other man didn't look up from his ministrations.
A Quiet Flame (Bernard Gunther, Book 5) by Philip Kerr