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Publisher's Summary

Munich in 1949 is a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fugitives in the flight abroad, sorting out rival claims to stolen goods. It's work that fills Bernie Gunther with disgust - but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet.

Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead. It's a simple enough job. But in post-war Germany, nothing is simple, and Bernie soon finds himself on the run, facing enemies on every side.

©2006 Philip Kerr (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A brilliant transfer of a Chandler novel to postwar Germany." ( Guardian)
"A superb crime novel...one of the most gripping and accomplished detective novels published so far this year." ( Sunday Times)
"One of the great achievements of contemporary crime fiction....pure Chandler. Powerful and impressive." ( Observer)

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Wonderful storyline

I love Bernie. He is believable and someone I would like to meet. Recommended sereis

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  • Tom
  • 19-06-2008

An excellent book

Philip Kerr writes fine thrillers, and this is one of his best.

The genre is what you might term a 'noir thriller' typified best perhaps by Raymond Chandler, but what gives the book its spice and bite is that the story is set in post-war central Europe. The formula works really well, and the author skillfully weaves into the plot the thread of moral ambivalence that must have characterised the times in that part of the world. The characters are well drawn, and Philip Kerr works in very plausible references to real life villains such as Eichmann. The central character, Bernie Gunther, is not painted as a perfect human being, which I think greatly adds to the story, which is meticulously plotted, written with great pace and verve, and put in a fascinating and interesting historical context.

Narration by Jeff Harding is well judged and paced and greatly enhances the listening pleasure.

Incidentally, this is the fourth book in a sequence (but can be easily read on its own).
Strongly recommended.

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  • Mr Rupert Seymour
  • 07-07-2014

Post war shadowy nightmare.

Bernie Gunther is no man's fool - he knows there are evils that haunt post war Germany ... he was after all in the SS even though he was transferred to the Russian front as he wouldn't be complicit with mass murderers. He's a good ex-SS man and he knows that beneath the surface of his conquered nation there lies living proof of it's ghastly past. Philip Kerr has the magic of Jo Nesbo to be able to tell a story and suddenly surprise the reader by taking the plot off at a tangent. Just when you sigh and relax feeling Bernie Gunter has resolved a problem the writer takes us off in another direction and accelerates leaving us holding onto our hero's coattail. An added bonus is the no nonsense voice of Jeff Harding who brings life and a bucketful of hard bitten gravel to the character.

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  • stanley hicks
  • 04-07-2011

Good Very Good

Just love this mans books,when you get into them you do not want to stop untill the end

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  • Philip
  • 15-04-2017

Brilliant

A great series and this is a particularly good one. An exciting, intricate and intriguing mystery, well told by Jeff Harding.

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  • JV
  • 23-03-2017

One of the best in an excellent series

What did you like most about The One from the Other?

As usual the historical issues woven into the story line are fascinating and informative; shockingly so, especially complicity of the CIA post war and the Catholic Church. The horrors of the camps in Poland/Ukraine are well known but probably not in such detail to most readers

What did you like best about this story?

There was genuine excitement

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

No special favourite character as he gets into the skin of most very well. A great reader.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several but it would be plot spoiling to answer. (I think this question should be removed from the Audible template)

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  • Che
  • 02-06-2015

Better than two and three

One from the other is a satisfies as a story. Although it doesn't reach the brilliance of march violets.

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  • Nana
  • 22-04-2014

Another great listen in post war germany

I enjoyed this to. It is interesting observing the different levels of corruptness across the book from the butler, to the CIA and the real nazis. All steps on a way. Bit too many dead bodies in Vienna i dont think added much to the plot. The rest was fantastic.

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  • H S.
  • 10-12-2010

The One From The Other - Philip Kerr

Really enjoyed this non stop adventure, with the reader making it even better.

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  • Duncan Fitzhowle
  • 13-02-2021

An excellent story about moral ambiguity

This is one of the best Bernie Gunther novels. Thoroughly recommended. Jeff Harding is the perfect reader.

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  • Frank Harris
  • 27-01-2021

very good reading

loved it and that goes for rest of Gunter books in the sites. suggest you take them in order

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