It was with great sadness that Quercus learned of the death yesterday from cancer at 62 of Philip Kerr, one of its most successful and cherished authors. Philip has left an outstanding body of work: novels such as A Philosophical Investigation and Gridiron, books for which he was selected in 1993 by Granta as one of the Best of Young British Novelists.
“One of the most appealing detectives in the field.”
“Brisk and agile… Gunther is one of crime fiction's most gratifyingly melancholy creations, and in 'Prussian Blue' we watch him match wits with the officialdom of two Germanys, pre- and postwar.”
“I discovered Philip Kerr, the Scottish detective-novel writer, only recently, and one thing I like about him is that he makes bad behavior look bad again.”