1. Describe Bernhard Gunther.
Bernhard Gunther is a private detective in Berlin who is well known for being intelligent, savvy, and having a way with words. He is independent and self-assured and at the start of Book 1, afraid of losing his secretary.
2. Why does Hermann Six want Gunther's services?
Hermann Six wants Gunther's services to find out why his daughter Grete and her husband Paul were murdered, their house burned down, and their safe ransacked.
3. What does the maid tell Gunther about the deceased couple?
The maid tells Gunther that the deceased couple used to fight a lot. Paul was a member of the SS Gestapo and loved Hitler.
4. Where does Gunther go in search of the diamond necklace and what does he find?
Gunther goes to pawn shops in search of the diamond necklace. Gunther retrieves an SS badge from a Jewish pawn shop.
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