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This page-turning thriller evocatively depicts a corrupt and desolate Berlin at that turning point in history when Hitler is on the cusp of taking power. It is the story of Detective Harry Wulff, a member of an elite police force, who is assigned to solve the murders of two transvestites whose deaths are connected to the Nazis' rise to power.
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Hardcover, 345 pages
Published February 27th 2004 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published October 1st 2003)
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Richard
Mar 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've read a number of "Berlin Noir," books in the past few weeks. It's a genre I didn't even know existed. They've all been pretty good reads, except, oddly enough, for the series of three called "Berlin Noir." I started the first and it was a little too in terms of the hard-boildness of the genre. Every metaphor was with a capitol M, and it got tiring within 50 pages. It seems Berlin in the late 20's, early 30's, at the rise of the Nazi machine was one wild, crime ridden, decandent place. So th ...more
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Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Last Man in Berlin by Gaylord Dold

The story is set in 1930's Berlin, before the outbreak of WWII. Germany is on the brink of chaos, economical, political and moral decay. Hitler has not yet become Chancellor though the Nazi party is on the rise with their Brown Shirts and Storm Troopers, stirring up hatred, and racial animosity.

A murder has been committed and Harry Wulff, Kriminal Kommssar, has been assigned to investigate the crime. In addition, he has been asked by Weiss, the Deputy Comm
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Gaylord Dold was born in Kansas and raised in southern California during the good old days. He was educated at the University of Kansas, the University of California, and the London School of Economics, where he took an advanced degree in international law. Before becoming a professional writer, he worked as a chauffeur, theater usher, legal services attorney, law professor and volunteer mentor. H ...more
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