Bernie profile

In 1989, first-time British author Philip Kerr introduced the world to Bernie Gunther, his sardonic, tough-talking fictional detective who was — as the New York Times put it — "the right kind of hero for his time... and ours..."

This unofficial fan site is designed to be a hub of information about these historical novels, which are set largely in 1930s Berlin, and the unforgettable character of Bernie Gunther

Read descriptions and reviews of the 11 Bernie books as well as Kerr's long catalogue of other, non-Bernie titles

Read our blog and follow our Twitter feed to keep up with the latest news that may be of interest to Bernie and Philip Kerr fans

Visit our forum to connect with other readers of the series

And stay tuned because rumor has it Bernie may be on the small screen soon thanks to Tom Hanks, German SKY TV, and HBO