. Who murdered him? why? The official version does not convince Bora, who begins a perilous investigation. Presently a lieutenant in the Spanish Foreign Legion, Bora lives the tragedy around him as an intoxicating epic, between idealism and youthful recklessness. The first doubts, rise in bora’ s mind when he happens on the body of Federico Garcia Lorca, a brilliant poet, however, progressive and homosexual.
The Horseman's Song Martin Bora #ad - Spain, summer 1937. Soon enough the german and the new englander will join forces, and their cooperation will not only culminate in a thrilling chase after a murderer, but also in a very human, existential face-to-face between two adversaries forever changed by their crime-solving encounter.
The Road to Ithaca Martin Bora Book 5Bitter Lemon Press #ad - Wehmacht officer bora is sent to recently occupied Crete and must investigate the brutal murder of a Red Cross representative befriended by Himmler. All the clues lead to a platoon of trigger-happy German paratroopers but is this the truth? Bora takes to the mountains of Crete to solve the case, navigating his way between local bandits and foreign resistance fighters.
Tin Sky Martin Bora Book 4Bitter Lemon Press #ad - Having barely escaped the inferno of Stalingrad, Major Martin Bora is serving on the Russian front as a German counterintelligence officer. Soon he and another general, this one previously captured, are found dead in their cells. Everything appears to exclude the likelihood of foul play, but Bora begins an investigation, in a stubborn attempt to solve a mystery that will come much too close to home.
. Fourth in the martin bora series. Spellbinding multi-layered crime novel set in ukraine as the germans regroup after the disaster of stalingrad. For fans of phillip kerr bernie gunther series, alan furst spies of the balkans. The hero, is an aristocratic german officer of the ilk of claus von stauffenberg, major martin bora, torn between his duty as an officer and his integrity as a human being.
Tin Sky Martin Bora Book 4 #ad - Ukraine, 1943. Weariness, disillusionment, and battle fatigue are a soldier’s daily fare, yet Bora seems to be one of the few whose sanity is not marred by the horrors of war. As the wehrmacht prepare for the Kursk counter-offensive, a Russian general defects aboard a T-34, the most advanced tank of the war.
A Dark Song of Blood Martin Bora Book 3Bitter Lemon Press #ad - Pastor is excellent at providing details silk stockings, movie magazines, cigarettes that light up the setting. Booklist"lumen's plot is well crafted, her prose shap. Praise for the martin bora series:"The tone of Liar Moon has a flu-like grimness, appropriate the 1943 setting. The cardinal is personally known to Bora and, like the officer, secretly active in the resistance against the Third Reich.
But this is also a time of italian partisan attacks, and mass executions, arrests, all to the sound of Allied artillery bombardment just outside the walls of the city. Baron martin von bora, an officer in the Wehrmacht, has the complex and delicate task of solving not one, but three murders. A young german embassy secretary has "accidentally" fallen to her death from a fourth-floor window, and a Roman society lady and a headstrong cardinal of the Roman Curia are found dead in her apartment.
A Dark Song of Blood Martin Bora Book 3 #ad - . Different as they are, war, the two men confront crime, and dictatorship in the awareness that the dignity of man comes at a price beyond all imagination. With italian police inspector Sandro Guidi at his side, Bora sets off to establish the truth. Their world is falling apart as the German Army, the Gestapo, and the SS vie for power while holding glittering and debauched parties.
A disturbing mix of detection and reflection. Publisher's WeeklyRome, 1944.
Liar Moon Martin Bora Book 2Bitter Lemon Press #ad - An interesting, original, and melancholy tale. Literary review Italy, September 1943. Against the backdrop of relentless anti-partisan warfare and the tragedy of the Holocaust, a breathless chase begins. Praise for ben pastor's lumen: “Pastor’s plot is well crafted, her prose sharp. A disturbing mix of detection and reflection.
Publishers weekly "Rivets the reader with its twist of historical realities. A historical piece, it faithfully reproduces the grim canvas of war. The italian government switches sides and declares war on Germany. He is ordered to investigate the murder of a prominent local fascist: a bizarre death threatening to discredit the regime’s public image.
Liar Moon Martin Bora Book 2 #ad - Ben pastor, lived for thirty years in the United States, born and now back in Italy, working as a university professor in Vermont. A character study, it captures the thoughts and actions of real people, not stereotypes. The free lance-star “and don’t miss Lumen by Ben Pastor. Haunted by his record of opposition to SS policies in Russia, Bora must watch his step.
Lumen Martin Bora Book 1Bitter Lemon Press #ad - The vatican orders him to stay and assist Bora in the inquiry into her killing. Pastor's plot is well crafted, her prose sharp. Martin's Press. The interference of seductive actress Ewa Kowalska does not help matters. Ben pastor, has lived for thirty years in the United States, born in Italy, working as a university professor in Vermont.
A character study, it captures the thoughts and actions of real people, not stereotypes. The free lance-starpart wartime political intrigue, psychological thriller, and religious mystery, detective story, Ben Pastor's debut follows a German army captain and a Chicago priest as they investigate the death of a nun in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Lumen Martin Bora Book 1 #ad - In october 1939 captain martin Bora discovers the abbess, Mother Kazimierza, shot dead in her convent garden. A disturbing mix of detection and reflection. Publishers weekly"a mystery, it rivets the reader until the end and beyond, with its twist of historical realities. Her alleged power to see the future has brought her a devoted following; her work and motto, help us", "Lumen Christi Adiuva Nos" "Light of Christ, appear also to have brought some enemies.
Father malecki has come to Cracow, at the pope's bidding, to investigate Mother Kazimierza's powers. She is the author of other novels, including The Water Thief and The Fire Walker St.
The Fatherland Files A Gereon Rath Mystery Book 4Sandstone Press #ad - When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in Haus Vaterland, the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, Inspector Gereon Rath is called in to investigate. It’s not that Rath hasn’t problems enough. The corpse in haus vaterland looks to be part of a series of murders whose trail leads eastwards to the Polish border - and beyond.
His hunt for a mysterious contract killer has been stalled for weeks, and his on-off lover, Charlotte Ritter, has just begun her probationary year with Berlin CID. July 1932.
Metropolis A Bernie Gunther Novel Book 14G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But not just yet. In many ways, alas, it is also, it is Bernie's origin story and, as Kerr's last novel, his end. Metropolis, bernhard genther, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr's signature character, completed just before Philip Kerr's untimely death, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department.
Metropolis is also a tour of a city in chaos: of its seedy sideshows and sex clubs, the homeless, of the underground gangs that run its rackets, and its bewildered citizens--the lost, the abandoned. Meanwhile, the press is having a field day. Including, to his chagrin, that when push comes to shove, he isn't much better than the gangsters in doing whatever her must to get what he wants.
Metropolis A Bernie Gunther Novel Book 14 #ad - Berlin, a city where nothing is verboten. Daylight reveals a beleaguered populace barely recovering from the postwar inflation, often jobless, reeling from the reparations imposed by the victors. In the night streets, political gangs wander, looking for fights. Right now, he has to listen and learn. At central police HQ, the Murder Commission has its hands full.
It's almost as if he is taunting the cops. This is what bernie Gunther finds on his first day with the Murder Commisson.
Vienna at Nightfall Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 1Manor and State, LLC #ad - It is the late 1930s in Europe and the darkness is gathering. But a personal tragedy soon complicates Alex’s mission and entangles him with a suspicious Gestapo captain in ways that he never anticipated. Vienna at nightfall is the first book in the Alex Kovacs historical espionage thriller series. The nazis are marching, both inside Austria and outside.
What can one man do to make a difference?Alex Kovacs can see what’s coming – he can, all of his friends can, all of Vienna can. When an opportunity presents itself, a chance to thwart the Nazi invasion of Austria, he agrees to join an espionage network that will take advantage of his regular business trips to Germany to gather secret information.
Vienna at Nightfall Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 1 #ad - If you like to explore the world inhabited by philip kerr’s bernie Gunther or the characters created by Alan Furst, a place and time where looming terror and moral ambiguity live side-by-side, then you’ll love Richard Wake’s new pre-World War II thriller. Pick up vienna at Nightfall to discover this exciting new series today!
Diary of a Dead Man on LeaveSoho Crime #ad - In april 1938, germany, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. Fifty years later, discovers the carefully hidden diary the boarder had kept during his stay, who was eleven years old in the spring of 1938, the widow’s son, Walter Gersdorff, even though he never should have written any of its contents down.
Hofmann’s bosses believe the common workers are the only way to stop the German war machine from within. He always knew his mission would most likely end in his death, and he was satisfied to make that sacrifice for the revolution if it could help stop Hitler and his abominable ideology. What walter finds is a chronicle of one the most tumultuous years in German history, narrated by a secret agent on a deadly mission.
. Posing as a railroad man, hofmann sets out on his game of “Russian roulette, ” approaching Hamm’s ex-party members one at a time and delicately feeling out their allegiances. From bestselling author david downing, master of historical espionage, comes a heart-wrenching depiction of Germany in the days leading up to World War II and the difficult choices of one man of conviction.
Diary of a Dead Man on Leave #ad - Josef hofmann was not the returned argentinian immigrant he’d said he was—he was a communist spy under Moscow’s command trying to reconnect with remaining members of Germany’s suppressed communist party. But as he grows close to the gersdorffs, accidentally stepping into the role of the father Walter never had, Hofmann begins to wish for another kind of hope in his life.
The Spies of Zurich Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 2Manor and State, LLC #ad - The problem is that no one in authority seems to want to listen. Two questions hang over everyone: when will hitler’s army turn to the west, and will France be ready?After the fall of Austria and then Czechoslovakia, Alex Kovacs now lives in Zurich. If you like to explore the world inhabited by philip kerr’s bernie gunther or the characters created by Alan Furst, a place and time of unfathomable evil where the biggest questions sometimes are forced upon the most ordinary of people, then you’ll love Richard Wake’s new pre-World War II thriller.
Pick up the spies of zurich to travel along on Alex’s latest adventure! World war ii has started but the main event is still being planned. Frustrated but also determined, Alex fights for a way to get someone to hear him. The spies of zurich is the second book in the Alex Kovacs historical espionage thriller series.
The Spies of Zurich Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 2 #ad - It is 1939 and Germany has invaded Poland. He and his contacts in the espionage community – and Switzerland is a hotbed of spies – think they know what is going to happen, how Hitler will invade and how he will help to fund the endeavor. He is a banker and he is in love – but he hasn’t left the spy business behind, not completely.