Due to system upgrades, item availabilty information may not be accurate at this time.
Please call to ensure the availabilty of an item. 

Metropolis

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"[ Metropolis is] a perfect goodbye--and first hello--to its hero...Bernie Gunther has, at last, come home." -- Washington Post New York Times -bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. Summer, 1928. Berlin, a city where nothing is verboten. In the night streets, political gangs wander, looking for fights. Daylight reveals a beleaguered populace barely recovering from the postwar inflation, often jobless, reeling from the reparations imposed by the victors. At central police HQ, the Murder Commission has its hands full. A killer is on the loose and though he scatters many clues, each is a dead end. It's almost as if he is taunting the cops. Meanwhile, the press is having a field day. This is what Bernie Gunther finds on his first day with the Murder Commisson. He's been taken on beacuse the people at the top have noticed him--they think he has the makings of a first-rate detective. But not just yet. Right now, he has to listen and learn. Metropolis , completed just before Philip Kerr's untimely death, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr's signature character, Bernhard Genther, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department. In many ways, it is Bernie's origin story and, as Kerr's last novel, it is also, alas, his end. Metropolis is also a tour of a city in chaos: of its seedy sideshows and sex clubs, of the underground gangs that run its rackets, and its bewildered citizens--the lost, the homeless, the abandoned. It is Berlin as it edges toward the new world order that Hitler will soo usher in. And Bernie? He's a quick study and he's learning a lot. Including, to his chagrin, that when push comes to shove, he isn't much better than the gangsters in doing whatever her must to get what he wants.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780735218895
9780735218918
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ae008df6-e114-ec66-f721-150472c0f45d
Grouping Title metropolis
Grouping Author kerr philip
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-17 08:46:22AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-17 08:50:28AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kerr, Philip,
author2-role cloudLibrary
author_display Kerr, Philip
available_at_aacpl Broadneck Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Glen Burnie Library
Severna Park Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacpl Broadneck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Edgewater Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Odenton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Online
Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
display_description "New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"--
format_aacpl Book
eBook
format_category_aacpl Books
eBook
id ae008df6-e114-ec66-f721-150472c0f45d
isbn 9780735218895
9780735218918
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a1561807 31997101665487 Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Sep 03, 2019 EAN
ils:a1561807 31997101665537 Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Jul 10, 2019 NCO
ils:a1561807 31997101665545 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Aug 30, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665578 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Aug 23, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665453 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 09, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665586 Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Jul 23, 2019 CRO
ils:a1561807 31997101665743 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 09, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665552 Odenton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 04, 2019 WCO
ils:a1561807 31997101665529 Edgewater Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 12, 2019 EDG
ils:a1561807 31997101665560 Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 03, 2019 EAN
ils:a1561807 31997101665461 Broadneck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Aug 22, 2019 BDN
ils:a1561807 31997101665511 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Hold Aug 30, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665495 Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Aug 07, 2019 CRO
ils:a1561807 31997101665503 Severna Park Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false Checked Out Sep 14, 2019 S-PK
ils:a1561807 31997101665594 Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Jul 26, 2019 CRO
ils:a1561807 31997101665479 Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction MYSTERY FICTION (K) 1 false false On Shelf Aug 01, 2019 CRO
external_econtent:ils:a1608587 1608587-1001 Online CLOUD LIBRARY eBook eBook 1 false true CLOUD LIBRARY https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-ts5spg9 Available Online Z-ELIBRARY
itype_aacpl Electronic Book
Mystery Fiction
last_indexed 2019-09-17T12:50:28.119Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY
MYSTERY FICTION (K)
local_time_since_added_aacpl Six Months
Year
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Broadneck Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Odenton Library
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9780735218895
publishDate 2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1561807 Book Books English G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019] 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
external_econtent:ils:a1608587 eBook eBook English Penguin Publishing Group, 2019. 384 p.
ils:a1608587 eBook eBook English Penguin Publishing Group, 2019. 384 p.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1561807 31997101665487 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665537 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665545 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665578 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665453 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665586 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665743 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665552 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665529 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665560 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665461 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665511 Checked Out On Hold false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665495 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665503 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665594 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1561807 31997101665479 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
external_econtent:ils:a1608587 1608587-1001 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
series Bernhard Gunther mysteries
series_with_volume Bernhard Gunther mysteries|14
subject_facet Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction
Detectives -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction
Electronic books
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Fiction
Gunther, Bernhard -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Historical -- Mystery & Detective
Historical fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Thrillers -- FICTION
title_display Metropolis
title_full Metropolis / Philip Kerr
Metropolis [ebook] Kerr, Philip.
title_short Metropolis
topic_facet Detectives
Gunther, Bernhard
Historical
History
Investigation
Murder
Thrillers