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The Resource Babylon Berlin, Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar

Babylon Berlin, Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar

Label
Babylon Berlin
Title
Babylon Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"James Ellroy fans will welcome Kutscher's first novel and series launch, a fast-paced blend of murder and corruption sent in 1929 Berlin."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) The first book in the international-bestselling series that centers on Detective Gereon Rath caught up in a web of drugs, sex, political intrigue, and murder in Berlin as Germany teeters on the edge of Nazism. It's 1929 and Berlin is the vibrating metropolis of post-war Germany-full of bars and brothels and dissatisfied workers at the point of revolt. Gereon Rath is new in town and new to the police department. When a dead man without an identity, bearing traces of atrocious torture, is discovered, Rath sees a chance to find his way back into the homicide division. He discovers a connection with a circle of oppositional exiled Russians who try to purchase arms with smuggled gold in order to prepare a coup d'Etat. But there are other people trying to get hold of the gold and the guns, too. Raths finds himself up against paramilitaries and organized criminals. He falls in love with Charlotte, a typist in the homicide squad, and misuses her insider's knowledge for his personal investigations. And as he gets further entangled with the case, he never imagined becoming a suspect himself. "The first in a series that's been wildly popular in Germany is an excellent police procedural that cleverly captures the dark and dangerous period of the Weimer Republic before it slides into the ultimate evil of Nazism."-Kirkus Reviews "Conjures up the dangerous decadence of the Weimar years, with blood on the Berlin streets and the Nazis lurking menacingly in the wings."-The Sunday Times (London)
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1962-
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Kutscher, Volker
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2711.U85
LC item number
N3713 2018
Literary form
fiction
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1984-
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Sellar, Niall
Series statement
Book 1 of the Gereon Rath mystery series
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  • Rath, Gereon (Fictitious character)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Historical fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
Babylon Berlin, Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000355562
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador paperback edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781250187048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000355562
Label
Babylon Berlin, Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000355562
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador paperback edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781250187048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000355562

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