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Prussian Blue: Philip Kerr Discusses the Latest Bernie Gunther Mystery

Prussian Blue: Philip Kerr Discusses the Latest Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr - Prussian Blue - (Above: Writer Philip Kerr holds a copy of his latest mystery novel, “Prussian Blue.” Photo: Dave McDermand | Houston Public Media)

Prussian Blue - Philip Kerr - Book CoverMystery novelist Philip Kerr just released the 12th book in his series about Bernie Gunther, a detective trying to solve crimes in Nazi Germany – where, as the Gunther often remarks, the biggest criminal is the state itself.
The latest installment is called Prussian Blue, and Kerr was in Houston last week (April 7, 2017) for an event at Murder by the Book.

Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider caught up with him to talk about the book and about how he first decided to set a detective series in place like Nazi Germany.

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