Berlin as the Perfect Setting for Film or Roman Noir

“The fascination for me writing about crime in Berlin was the idea that there was this much bigger crime taking place in the background, a fantastically epochal moment in history which is just going on. … That just sort of makes the whole thing have a greater resonance.”

Read and listen to a story about crime novelist Philip Kerr, who set his latest novel in the Berlin of the Weimar and then the Nazi era, encompassing the Berlin we all wish we’d seen, and the one we’re all lucky to have missed.