Volker Kutscher is a German author best known for writing the series of historical fiction novels, the Gereo Rath series. The books were originally published in his native language, but have since been translated into English and published across the world.

The series won the 2011 Berlin Krimi-Fuchs Crime Writers Award. Volker’s novels have been praised for the vivid description of what Germany was like during the time of the Weimar Republic. Volker has a love of history as he studied it at university. In addition to writing books, Kutscher has also worked as a journalist. The books have since been turned into a very successful TV show.

Publication Order of Gereon Rath Books

Babylon Berlin (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent Death (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldstein (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fatherland Files (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The March Fallen (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Babylon Berlin takes place in 1929 in Berlin, Germay. It is post-war and Gereon Rath is new in town and at the police department. It doesn’t take long for him to get his first case when a dead man without an identity is found. Rath hopes this will get him in with the homicide division and his investigation discovers a connection with a circle of oppositional exiled Russians who try to purchase arms with smuggled gold in order to prepare a coup d’état. However, they aren’t the only ones looking to get hold of the guns and the gold, and Rath soon finds himself caught up in quite the conflict.

Another good book in the series is called The Silent Death. Film takes center stage in this own as films are taking over the silver screen which leaves silent movie stars to fall to the side. An actress named Betty Winter is shooting a talkie when she is hit by a spotlight. At first this looks like an accident, but Rath finds clues that point to murder. His investigation will take him away from where his colleagues are looking and he’ll be on his own to solve this one.

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