Full UK publicity campaign by Ruth Killick Publicity.
Volker Kutscher was born in 1962 in Lindlar, West Germany. He is the author of the enormously successful Gereon Rath crime series which, in addition to compelling narrative, is notable for its scrupulous accuracy on Germany in the years between its beginning in 1927 and the approach to the Second World War.
'Babylon Berlin is a stunning novel that superbly evokes Twenties Germany in its seedy splendor. An impressive new crime series.'-Sarah Ward, author of 'In Bitter Chill'; 'Gripping, skilfully plotted and rich in historical detail, Babylon Berlin introduces us to Detective Inspector Gereon Rath, who navigates the turbulent waters of Weimar Germany in a suspenseful and noirish tale. The novel is hopefully the first of many to be translated from this best-selling German crime series.'-Mrs Peabody Investigates; 'Kutscher successfully conjures up the dangerous decadence of the Weimar years, with blood on the Berlin streets and the Nazis lurking menacingly in the wings.'-Sunday Times; 'Gripping evocative thriller set in Berlin's seedy underworld during the roaring Twenties. A massive hit in its native Germany, Volker Kutscher's series, centered on Detective Inspector Gereon Rath, is currently being filmed for television.'-Mail on Sunday; 'The best German crime novel of the year!'-Bucher; 'Kutscher's undertaking to portray the downfall of the Weimar Republic through the medium of detective fiction is both ambitious and utterly convincing. Let's hope it receives the attention it deserves.'-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; 'With his detective novel Babylon Berlin, Volker Kutscher has succeeded in creating an opulent portrait of manners.'-Der Spiegel; 'Has all the allure of an addictive drug: you won't be able to put it down until you've read to the end.'-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; 'A highly readable piece of crime fiction set against a politico-historical background.'-Osterreichischer Rundfunk.