The March Fallen
By (author) Volker Kutscher
It is 1933 and a dead man has been found lying under railway arches in Berlin. An old soldier, hideously disfigured, he has been killed mysteriously. Gereon Rath is brought onto the case while his fiancee, Charlotte Ritter, blazes her own trail. Meanwhile, the Nazis consolidate their hold on power, the Reichstag is burned down, and things become a lot worse not only for Berlin’s Jewish community but also for those police officers who can remain in action.
Volker Kutscher studied German, Philosophy and History, and worked as a newspaper editor prior to writing his first detective novel. Babylon Berlin was the start of an award-winning series of novels to feature Gereon Rath and his exploits in late Weimar Republic Berlin, was an instant hit in Germany. The series has sold over one million copies worldwide, and is now a critically acclaimed TV show. Kutscher works as a full-time author and lives in Cologne.