Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr also wrote as: P.B. Kerr.

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 22nd, 1956 and passed away at the age of 62 on March 23rd, 2018.

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Philip Kerr Stats: The highest rated book by Philip Kerr on Book Notification is Metropolis, the 14th novel in the Bernie Gunther series. The second-highest rated book is The Lady from Zagreb (Bernie Gunther #10).

The most read book by Philip Kerr on Book Notification is March Violets, the first novel in the Bernie Gunther series. The second most read book is The Pale Criminal (Bernie Gunther #2).

Below is a complete list of Philip Kerr books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Philip Kerr is the Bernie Gunther Series.

List of Bernie Gunther Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
March Violets
1989
2
8
The Pale Criminal
1990
3
8
A German Requiem
1991
4
8
The One from the Other
2006
5
8
A Quiet Flame
2008
6
8
Field Gray
2010
7
8
If The Dead Rise Not
2010
8
7
Prague Fatale
2011
9
8.7
A Man Without Breath
2013
10
8.7
The Lady from Zagreb
2015
11
7
The Other Side of Silence
2016
12
7.3
Prussian Blue
2017
13
8
Greeks Bearing Gifts
2018
14
8.7
Metropolis
2019

List of Children Of The Lamp Books in Publication Order (as P.B. Kerr)

List of Scott Manson Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
A Philosophical Investigation
1992
2
Dead Meat
1993
3
Gridiron / The Grid
1995
4
Esau
1996
5
A Five-Year Plan
1998
6
The Second Angel
1999
7
The Shot
1999
8
Dark Matter
2002
9
8
Hitler's Peace
2005
10
6
Prayer
2013
11
The Winter Horses
2014
12
Research
2014
13
The Most Frightening Story Ever Told
2016

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order (as P.B. Kerr)

List of Philip Kerr Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Penguin Book of Lies
1984
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Philip Kerr: Biography

Philip Kerr (Philip Ballantyne Kerr) was born on February 22nd, 1956. Philip passed away March 23rd, 2018 at 62 years old. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kerr attended University of Birmingham where he received an M.A. Law and Philosophy.

Philip Kerr was the author of the Bernie Gunther series which consists of 14 novels. The Bernie Gunther series started in 1989 with the novel March Violets. The most recently released novel in the Bernie Gunther series was Metropolis which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming novels for the Bernie Gunther series.

Philip Kerr has made a lone appearance on the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list in Japan. It was for the novel March Violets, which was ranked #6 in 1993.

Greeks Bearing Gifts was named as one of the Best Historical Fiction novels in 2018 by The Real Book Spy website. Kerr's final Bernie Gunther book, Metropolis was named one of the Top 5 Historical Fiction Thrillers in 2019.

Philip Kerr: Awards & Accolades

Philip Kerr was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2011. Kerr's books have won multiple awards, If The Dead Rise Not won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award, in 2009 as well as the Barry Award - Best British Crime Novel in 2010.

The following novels by Philip Kerr were nominated for these awards:

  • March Violets: Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award (1989).
  • Dead Meat: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1993).
  • The One from the Other: Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (2007).
  • A Quiet Flame: Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (2008).
  • If The Dead Rise Not: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2011).
  • Prague Fatale: Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (2012).
  • Field Gray: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2012).
  • The Lady from Zagreb: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2016). Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2016).
  • The Other Side of Silence: Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (2016).
  • Prussian Blue: Barry Award, Best Novel (2018). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2018).
  • Metropolis: Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel (2020). Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (2020).

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Philip Kerr: F.A.Q

When was Philip Kerr Born?

Philip Kerr was born on February 22nd, 1956.

When did Philip Kerr die?

Philip Kerr died on March 23rd, 2018 at 62 years old.

Where was Philip Kerr Born?

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

What book awards has Philip Kerr won?

If The Dead Rise Not: Crime Writer's Association Award Historical Dagger Award (2009), Barry Award Best British Crime Novel (2010).

What was the first book Philip Kerr wrote?

The first novel written by Philip Kerr was March Violets, published in 1989.

What was the most recent book Philip Kerr wrote?

His most recently released work was Metropolis on April 4th, 2019.

How many books has Philip Kerr written?

Philip Kerr has written 40 books. 14 books in the Bernie Gunther Series, 7 books in the Children Of The Lamp Series, 3 books in the Scott Manson Series, 13 Standalone Novels, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 1 Short Story/Novella.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I researched Kerr after reading the first Gunther novel. I don’t have the patience to investigate the accuracy of what I read in historical fiction novels, so it gives me peace of mind to know that the historical fiction authors I read based their stories on historical facts.

    From what I could find, Kerr studied Law and Philosophy, but that doesn’t mean anything. For all I know, he had a passion for history, and he researched his books extensively. I stopped reading about the author once I learned that he had passed away. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t too keen on digging into his life after hearing about his death.

    That hasn’t stopped me from reading his novels. Gunther is a fascinating hero because he is almost unlikable. But you can’t necessarily dismiss him because his attitudes were probably the norm for his time. He is my favorite historical fiction protagonist, at least for the moment.

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