The Night of Shooting Stars

The Night of Shooting Stars

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Bora is ordered to investigate the murder of Walter Niemeyer, a dazzling clairvoyant, a star since the days of the Weimar Republic. For years he has mystified Germany with his astounding prophecies. Bora’s inquiry, supported by former S.A member Florian Grimm, resurrects memories of the excessive and brilliant world of Jazz Age cabarets and locales. Around them, in the oppressive summer heat, constant allied bombing, war-weary Berlin teems with refugees and nearly a million foreign laborers.

Soon Bora realizes that there is much more at stake than murder in a paranoid city where everyone suspects everyone, and where persistent rumors whisper about a conspiracy aimed at the very heart of the Nazi hierarchy. Could the charming Emmy Pletsch, who works for Claus von Stauffenberg, be a key to understanding what is going on? Bora eventually meets with Stauffenberg, facing an anguishing moral dilemma, as a German soldier and as a man. The 20 July plot and its dramatic implications as never told before.

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    The Night of Shooting Stars Reviews

  • Jill Meyer

    It’s a bit problematic for an author to write a novel - or in this case, a series - with an anti-hero as the main character. How do you thread the needle in the case of a Nazi soldier, who was guilt...

  • Cathy

    I was first introduced to this series when I read The Horseman’s Song. Although it was the sixth book to feature Martin von Bora, it was a prequel and therefore perfect for readers like me who’d ...

  • Sue F

    I had heard lots of good things about Ben Pastor’s Martin Bora series, so I was happy to receive an ARC of The Night of Shooting Stars, in exchange for my honest review. And the good things I had he...

  • Pamela Scott

    https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpres...I haven’t read any other books in the series so I had no idea what to expect. I’ve started to enjoy historical fiction especially crime a lot more recently ...

  • Annarella

    Ben Pastor never fails to deliver and this is a gripping and enthralling novel.Great characters, solid mystery and a vivid historical background.Highly recommended.Many thanks to the publisher and Ede...

  • William

    Mind blowingTo think I would have asked for a kinder ending but not expecting it. Very tough book and the plot weaves around all the characters in the story. Spent many hours enthralled with this seri...

  • Alfred Nobile

    Reasonable historical fiction. Book 7 in a series. Would have enjoyed it better if I read the other 6 and knew more of Bora's backstory....

  • Sandra

    Excellent book continuing the journey of Martin Bora. Additional layers are revealed showing his personality, strengths and weaknesses, and inner torment over his losses....

  • Graham

    I struggled at times. Not sure if it was the cast of characters or the story line but I found it hard going at times...

  • Patrick SG

    Started and quit at 6%. Probably a good series, but I think I’d need to start at the beginning to appreciate. Maybe someday I will. ...