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The March Fallen

A Gereon Rath Mystery

Volker Kutscher

The March Fallen by Volker Kutscher

Longlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger 2021

1933: A homeless veteran is found dead under railway arches in Berlin, apparently killed by an army dagger. Gereon Rath is brought onto the case just as the Reichstag mysteriously burns down. Unsettled by the Nazis’ tightening grip, he and Charlotte Ritter must also contend with their political colleagues. The new Germany is frightening, but police work must go on even among book-burning and marching, rising paranoia and fear.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781913207045
Publication Date: 10/09/2020
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Volker Kutscher
Volker Kutscher was born in 1962. He studied German, Philosophy and History, and worked as a newspaper editor prior to writing his first detective novel. Babylon Berlin, the start of...


‘Kutscher captures the zeitgeist with chilling accuracy’

The Guardian

‘Kutscher’s portrayal of the ambience and moral compromises of the time is convincingly if lightly evoked’

The Times

‘Gritty and gripping; Kutscher is a master of historical noir.’

Lin Anderson

‘Sharply observed... Philip Kerr fans will be pleased.’

Publishers Weekly

‘An evocative blend of history and fiction.’


‘Kutscher brings us another stunning, atmospheric story of Pre war Berlin... Another triumph!’

The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

‘I really enjoyed this book, chillingly set against he inexorable rise of the most evil regime in history.’

NetGalley review

‘A thoroughly entertaining book engaging from first to last page, atmospheric descriptive with a real sense of time and place.’

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