'For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir novels.' Sam Mendes, Guardian Controversial, powerful and iconic, March Violets is the first in the Bernie Gunther series by the thriller master Philip Kerr, and a must-read for any discerning crime thriller fan. 'Wonderfully sharp and satirical' Times 'An impressive debut' Guardian 'Fast-paced, laconic, unpredictable, and witty' Evening Standard Bernhard Gunther is a private eye, specializing in missing persons. And in Hitler's Berlin, he's never short of work...Winter 1936. A man and his wife shot dead in their bed. The woman's father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice - and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with his daughter's life. As Bernie follows the trail into the very heart of Nazi Germany, he's forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. A trail that ends in the hell that is Dachau...Stylishly written and powerfully evocative, Kerr's crime classic transports readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduces a private eye in the great tradition of Hammett and Chandler.