Great characters, believable storyline. Gives a real insight into pre war Berlin under Hitler. The ending is harrowing but essential reading. I would have given 5 stars however I found some of the conversations sounding like they were from an American gangster movie. Highly recommended just the same.
This book has it all. Set amidst the cruel, dysfunctional bureaucracy of Nazi Berlin, we've got murders, intrigue, wonderful character observations and our hero, Bernie Gunther, who always solves the crime but usually loses a few innocent bystanders along the way.