cover image March Violets

March Violets

Philip Kerr. Penguin Books, $4.95 (256pp) ISBN 978-0-14-011466-9

In an ``impressive'' debut mystery novel, Bernhard Gunther is a hard-boiled Berlin detective hired by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the robbery incorrect here.eed theft of a priceless diamond necklace. ``Narrator Gunther is a spirited guide through the chaos of 1930s Berlin and, more important, a detective cast in the classic mold,'' observed PW . (July)