Philip Kerr (born 22 February 1956) is a British author.
Born in Edinburgh, Kerr was educated there and at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied law at the University of Birmingham from 1974 to 1980, eventually gaining a master's degree. Kerr worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. A writer of both adult fiction and non-fiction, he is known for the Bernie Gunther series of thrillers set during the Weimar Republic, World War II and the Cold War. He has also written children's books under the name P.B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series.
Kerr has written for The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Statesman. He is married to fellow novelist Jane Thynne; the couple live in Wimbledon, London, and have three children.
Bernie Gunther 
- "Berlin Noir" "Bernie Gunther" trilogy, republished 1993 by Penguin Books in one volume. ISBN 978-0-14-023170-0.
- Later "Bernie Gunther" novels
Stand alone novels 
Non fiction 
- The Penguin Book of Lies. 1991;1996
- The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. 1992;1993
Children's fiction (as P.B. Kerr) 
Stand alone fiction 
- ^ Stasio, Marilyn (10 September 2006). "CRIME; In Hitler's Wake". The New York Times. p. 27. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- ^ The text on the dust jacket of UK hardback editions of Field Grey, as well as many listings at online retailers, contain an incorrect early plot summary referencing many elements - including the Isle of Pines as a location and Fidel Castro and a French intelligence officer named Thibaud as characters - that do not appear in the final book.
- ^ Prague Fatale was originally announced under the title The Man With the Iron Heart. The name had to be changed shortly before publication, when the publishers discovered there was already a novel with the same title, also about Reinhard Heydrich, by author Harry Turtledove.
- ^ Dead Meat was adapted for British television as Grushko, and a media tie-in edition was later published with that title.
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