Metropolis by Philip Kerr (Bernie Gunther 14)
Books / March 27, 2019

This is the 14th book In the Bernie Gunther series, Written before the sad and untimely death of the author Philip Kerr. I actually have most of the series in my tbr pile but this came up on netgalley and caught my interest so here is my review Set in 1928 , Berlin is a place of debauchery, prostitution, transvestites, bars and sex clubs, drinking is rife, sex is currency, beggars and homeless are everywhere, corrupt cops, anti semitism and drug dealers on the streets. it’s a new Babylon as the author describes at a time when the Weimar Republic Is coming to its end, before Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power. A young Bernie Gunther working in vice , is promoted to the murder squad , by the Berlin Chief of the Criminal Police, Bernhard Weiss, to work alongside highly experienced top cop the “Big Buddha” Ernst Gannet. they begin to hunt for a serial killer responsible for killing and scalping 4 prostitutes, dubbed the Silesian Station Killings. Soon A second set of murders begins. The killings of old war veterans and beggars, taunted by the killer in letters to the papers, the murder squad slow down…