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In the Tradition of NEW YORK TIMES #1 Bestseller THE BOOK THIEF

'The Power of Music can Touch Your Heart and Save Your Life…'

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > World > Jewish > Holocaust
#1 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

The classic story of a pitiless mass-murderer at Auschwitz and a genius, half-Jewish violinist – and the dark secret that binds them…

'Absolutely convincing… Heinemann's psychological struggle is excellently portrayed… Such gritty realism… Profoundly moving…' Louise Moore, Penguin Publishing / Random House USA/UK

'5-stars for a gripping and gritty read… A beautiful woman, a love story, a horrific set of villains, acts of incredible caring and bravery, and a man that refuses to cave in… The ending won't be what you think it will be… It's better… Far better…' Lloyd Tackitt, #1 Amazon Bestselling author of the EDEN series.

'Moves easily between eras, the plot tight and ticking along – and arrives at an ending I never saw coming…' Stephanie De Pue

'Literary brilliance… A very dark story of Germany's past…' Shelby Austin

From the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of

The Nazi Murder Machine: 16 Portraits in Evil + Auschwitz: A Short History (Ben Stevens)

'THE WHISTLER: A MURDERER'S TALE is a great read! Hard to read the end… Poignant…' Maggie

'A Must Read… Magnificent…' Joshua John

'Oh the power of music can touch your heart and save your life…'Shirley Waayenberg

'An engaging book and totally believable… Held my attention throughout…' Marti C Temple

'Excellent story… You really had no choice but to go along with Hitler if you valued your life…' Glora Hawthorne

'Many twists and unexpected side-issues. Author's long research paid off big-time…' Richard Milbrodt

'Read this after The Book Thief… The same genre and very well written…' Christopher Doyle

'Authentic… An engaging story… A brilliant half-Jewish violinist on the run from the Nazis…' Rachel D. Reyes

'A story of beauty and brutality during WWII… Well told…' Kadee from Littlerock, CA

'I simply couldn't put this down… The story moves with a speed and intensity that I have rarely encountered… Ben Stevens you are a brilliant story-teller… Thank you…' AS

'Passionate and powerful. I read it in a day as I had to understand… Gives numerous perspectives with intelligence and care. Outstanding!' Sam L

'Wonderful… Haunting and riveting… A desired sense of closure…' hitza

'Great use of flashbacks to tell of what was going on during World War II… Hard to put it down…' Edwin E Hooker

'Compare this to The Book Thief… The writing is clean and easy to follow… Rich detail… Blends past and present in a new and exciting way… Dramatic scenes where the reader can experience the events…' Lou Zitnik

'Engaging and had me turning the pages wanting more…' K DeGrazia

'A great story… Great writing can be done about those ghastly times…' AvdE

'A most unusual book… A marvelous book…' Carole Weinstein

'Moved!… The characters are very strong…' Amanda

'Awesome… A chilling insight into life in WW2 Germany…' Meesh J

'I got more and more engrossed… Evolves with sometimes large portions of flashback… An element of mystery about one of the main characters…' Alan G

'Well written… A pleasing ending…' Lee Kerr

'I became totally absorbed in this novel after reading just the first few pages… This one will keep your interest throughout…' Bonnie Gleckler Clarke

'My second reading… Incredible… Compare this to Markus Zusak…' Rachel Halls

'Excellent book… Heartbreaking rendition of a terrible period in history… The ending brought a smile…' M. Colvin

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1412 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nanbanjin Publishing (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Intriguing – till the end!

 on 23 November 2014
By Alan G
A tricky one. For a little I thought I wasn’t going to be hooked but as time went on I got more and more engrossed and in the end thoroughly enjoyed reading this. The subject matter is not for enjoyment – it is a reminder of some of the horrific events of WWII. The story evolves with sometimes large portions of flashback, and there is an element of mystery about one of the main characters – The Whistler of the title, and clarification does not come about fully till nearing the end of the book. The ending is not what I anticipated, and this makes the book more worth-while.


 on 21 August 2017
By Lawrence
A very interesting book, only read this because it is mentioned in The Book Thief, which I enjoyed equally


 on 29 November 2013
By SamL
Passionate and powerful. I read it in a day as I had to understand.


 on 14 October 2013
By MeeshJ
Interesting and quite chilling tale giving insight into life in WW2 Germany, read this after reading The Book Thief, both well worth a read.


 on 24 November 2013
By Amanda
This is a totally different type of book than I’ve previously read and was quite anxious about it. The subject alone is a very distasteful subject. The story is told very well and the characters are very strong. A very deep meaningful book that got me really thinking and quite moved me. It also made me cross that this scenario would actual have really happened in life

Good Thriller in a Classic Genre

 on 3 January 2014
By Stephanie De Pue
THE WHISTLER: A MURDERERS TALE, by Ben Stevens is a novelette-length historical mystery/thriller that tells of Kurt Schmidt, a psychotic pitiless killer and Erich Heinemann, a brilliant, famed half-Jewish violinist, and their nearly lifelong, yet obscure relationship with each other. It is set largely in the turbulent, fraught pre-World War II days of 1930s Berlin, Germany, and during the dark, disturbing days of World War II, with brief modern introduction and postscript.
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