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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). You can find Philip Kerr signed books below this author bio.

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

Philip Kerr Book List and Awards
His website: www.philipkerr.org
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Metropolis
First UK Edition

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
Signed First Edition

The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr
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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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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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