Masterman bridges history and fiction

Crossing the Bridge is Masterman's second book published through Book Reality and again features his unique take on historical events. Image Sophie Elliott.

Crossing the Bridge is Masterman's second book published through Book Reality and again features his unique take on historical events. Image Sophie Elliott.

Busselton author Christopher Masterman’s latest book is a story inspired by his time living in the birthplace of Adolf Hitler.

Masterman has made mixing real-life historical events, his personal experience and creative narrative his specialty and Crossing the Bridge is no different.

The book was previously published as The Bridge at Braunau-am-Inn before it was picked up and refined by his current publisher Book Reality.

Crossing the Bridge tells the story of a US Army translator Paul Stoebel, who was set to enter the Austrian town two days before the final Nazi surrender.

Before he is able to cross the decimated bridge into Braunau-am-Inn he is ordered to report to Dachau concentration camp to assist the war crimes court.

The novel follows Paul’s post-war journey as he returns to Europe to face his demons and his investigations into Austria’s role in the Anschluss. 

Crossing the Bridge is available from Barefoot Books, Busselton or through online book sellers.