Sad to hear that writer Philip Kerr has passed away at the relatively young age of 62. I know from previous threads that I’m not the only fan here of his Bernie Gunther books; best described to the uninitiated as Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe dropped into Nazi Germany then dangled into various scenes of noir into the 1950s. They’re up there with the best crime novels of recent decades. Apparently we’ve got one more to look forward to – Greeks Bearing Gifts – set for publication next month. But after that no more of one of my annual reading treats. I suppose this is the point where I reread all of them.