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Author Philip Kerr Philip Kerr (February 22, 1956 - March 23, 2018) was born in Edinburgh and read Law at university. He stayed on as postgraduate and read Law and Philosophy, most of this German, which was when and where he first became interested in German twentieth century history and, in particular, the Nazis.

Following university he worked as a copywriter at a number of advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, during which time he wrote no advertising slogans of any note. He spent most of his time in advertising researching an idea he'd had for a novel about a Berlin-based policeman, in 1936. And following several trips to Germany - and a great deal of walking around mean streets of Berlin - his first novel, March Violets, was published in 1989 and introduced the world to Bernie Gunther.

Having left advertising behind, Kerr worked for the London Evening Standard and produced two more novels featuring Bernie Gunther: The Pale Criminal (1990) and A German Requiem (1991). These were published as an omnibus edition, Berlin Noir in 1992. Thinking he might like to write something else he did and published a host of other novels before returning to Bernie Gunther after a gap of sixteen years, with The One from the Other (2007).

Kerr is also the author of the Children of the Lamp Series for children (as P.B.Kerr).

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His website: www.philipkerr.org
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Metropolis
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Metropolis by Philip Kerr

Metropolis
First Edition

Metropolis by Philip Kerr

Prussian Blue
Signed 1st UK Edition

Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

Other Side of Silence
Signed 1st UK Edition

The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

Hand of God
Signed 1st UK Edition

Hand of God by Philip Kerr

Lady from Zagreb
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The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr
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Metropolis | Kerr, Philip | First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Metropolis | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. April 2019 NY: G.P. Putnam & Sons First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Esau | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Esau | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Other Side of Silence, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Other Side of Silence, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2016 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Man Without Breath, A | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Man Without Breath, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2013 NY: Marian Wood Book  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lady From Zagreb, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Lady From Zagreb, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2015 NY:  Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Research | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Research | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. July 2014 LON: Quercus Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, near-fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Angel, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Second Angel, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Field Gray | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Field Gray | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2011 NY: Penguin Group First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prayer | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Prayer | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   May 2014 NY: Putnam     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr | Signed UK Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Greeks Bearing Gifts | Signed UK Edition Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  April 2018 LON: Quercus  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Philosophical Investigation, A | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Philosophical Investigation, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1993 NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux First edition, first printing, near-fine (staple holes in FFEP) in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Grid, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Grid, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Warner Books, Inc. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gridiron | Kerr, Philip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Kerr, Philip | Gridiron | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1996 NY: Warner Books, Inc.  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Second Angel, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Second Angel, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  1999 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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If The Dead Rise Not | Kerr, Philip | Advance Reading Copy Book Kerr, Philip | If The Dead Rise Not | Advance Reading Copy Book

ARC Book. March 2010 NY: Penguin  Advance reading copy uncorrected proof, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Lady From Zagreb, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Lady From Zagreb, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2015 NY:  Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Shot, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Shot, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2000 NY: Pocket Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Man Without Breath, A | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Man Without Breath, A | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  March 2013 LON: Quercus Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Five-Year Plan, A | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Five-Year Plan, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Other Side of Silence | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Other Side of Silence | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. March 2016 LON: Quercus First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Winter Horses, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Winter Horses, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2014 NY: Random House Young Adult First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dead Meat | Kerr, Philip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Kerr, Philip | Dead Meat | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1994 NY: Mysterious Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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False Nine | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | False Nine | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 2015 LON: Head of Zeus  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hand of God | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Hand of God | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. June 2015 LON: Head of Zeus First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Angel, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition Book Kerr, Philip | Second Angel, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Research | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Research | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. July 2014 LON: Quercus Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prayer | Kerr, Philip | Signed First Edition UK Book Kerr, Philip | Prayer | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  Sept 2013 LON: Quercus Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, near-fine (bumped corner) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Angel, The | Kerr, Philip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Kerr, Philip | Second Angel, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1999 NY: Henry Holt  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Esau | Kerr, Philip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Kerr, Philip | Esau | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1997 NY: Henry Holt  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Philip Kerr Bibliography


Bernie Gunther Series

  1. March Violets - 1989
  2. The Pale Criminal - 1990
  3. A German Requiem - 1991
  4. The One from the Other - 2006
  5. A Quiet Flame - 2008
  6. If the Dead Rise Not - 2009
  7. Field Gray - 2010
  8. Prague Fatale - 2011
  9. A Man Without Breath - 2013
  10. The Lady from Zagreb - 2015
  11. The Other Side of Silence - 2016
  12. Metropolis - April 2019

Bernie Gunther Collections

  • Berlin Noir - 1993 (includes March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem)

Scott Manson Thrillers

  • January Window - UK 2014
  • Hand of God - UK 2015

Stand Alone Novels

  • A Philosophical Investigation - 1992
  • Dead Meat - 1993
  • Gridiron - 1995
  • Esau - 1996
  • A Five Year Plan - 1997
  • The Second Angel - 1998
  • The Shot - 1999
  • Dark Matter - 2002
  • Hitler's Peace - 2005
  • Prayer - 2014

Children of the Lamp


  1. The Atkhenaten Adventure - 2004
  2. The Blue Djinn of Babylon - 2005
  3. The Cobra King of Kathmandu - 2006
  4. The Day of the Djinn Warriors - 2007
  5. The Eye of the Forest - 2009
  6. The Five Fakirs of Faizabad - 2010
  7. The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan - 2011

Stand Alone Children's Fiction


  • One Small Step - 2008
  • The Winter Horses - 2014

Philip Kerr Awards

  • 1993 - Kerr was named in Granta's list of Best Young British Novelists
  • 2009 - If the Dead Rise Not won the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing
  • 2009 - If the Dead Rise Not won the British Crime Writers' Association's Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award


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