The Fatherland Files
MEET DETECTIVE GEREON RATH IN THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THE HIT TV SERIES BABYLON BERLIN
‘A first-rate historical thriller and Gereon Rath is one of the most intriguing detectives in fiction.’ – Paul Burke, NB Magazine
Berlin, 1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator, miles from any standing water. How did he get there?
A series of murders by drowning has shocked Berlin. Inspector Gereon Rath’s hunt for the killer has stalled, and his personal life is as turbulent as ever.
His fiancee, Charly, has at last started her probationary year with Berlin CID, experiencing all the challenges of working in a male-dominated police force.
When Rath’s work on the case of the drowned man sweeps him away to a remote village on the Polish border, his investigation clashes with local myths and the growing power of the Nazi party.
As he puts the pieces of the puzzle together, Rath begins to wonder if he has a serial killer on his hands. Can he catch the killer before another victim is claimed?
About the Gereon Rath Mysteries
1930s Berlin is a hotbed of vice and organised crime. When Inspector Gereon Rath leaves Cologne to join Berlin’s murder squad, he cannot begin to imagine the brutality and complexity of the world he is stepping into as communists and Nazis struggle for power.
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