Crime FERDINAND VON SCHIRACH The Collini Case

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The Collini Case

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The internationally bestselling courtroom drama centering on a young German lawyer and a case involving World War II

A bestseller in Germany since its 2011 release—with rights sold in seventeen countries—The Collini Case combines the classic courtroom procedural with modern European history in a legal thriller worthy of John Grisham and Scott Turow.

Fabrizio Collini is recently retired. He’s a quiet, unassuming man with no indications that he’s capable of hurting anyone. And yet he brutally murders a prominent industrialist in one of Berlin’s most exclusive hotels.

Collini ends up in the charge of Caspar Leinen, a rookie defense lawyer eager to launch his career with a not-guilty verdict. Complications soon arise when Collini admits to the murder but refuses to give his motive, much less speak to anyone. As Leinen searches for clues he discovers a personal connection to the victim and unearths a terrible truth at the heart of Germany’s legal system that stretches back to World War II. But how much is he willing to sacrifice to expose the truth?

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Ferdinand Von Schirach is one of Germany’s most prominent defense lawyers and a prolific author. His short story collections, Crime and Guilt, were instant bestsellers in Germany and have been translated in more than thirty territories. He lives in Berlin.

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“A magnificent storyteller” – Der Spiegel
 
“A miracle of purpose and precision that leaves most bloated thrillers on the starting blocks.” – Financial Times 
 
“Everything about Ferdinand von Schirach and The Collini Case... is extraordinary.” – Sunday Times (London)
 
“Terrific” – Elle (Germany)
 
“Von Schirach has a style that is elegant, precise and lean.” – The Toronto Star
 
“Not just entertaining but historically significant” – Library Journal
 
“The pleasures of the book are its particulars: of the law and how it is practiced in Germany, the anecdotes that give agency and motive to the characters, fascinating tidbits about detonators, the description of an autopsy. This is the stock and trade of crime fiction. All the conventions—even a love interest—are present; a regular reader will check boxes off a list, and yet this book works magic.” – Kirkus
 
“But the way Leinen digs for facts... animate what is a tight-lipped but involving mystery.” – Booklist
 
The Collini Case takes off running and, without manipulation or stunts other than a brilliantly orchestrated plot, proceeds to tell a whopper of a tale.” – ShelfAwareness
 
“This certainly isn’t a comfortable story, but it is an important one... and like all the best murder mysteries, this one has a twist.” – The Spectator (UK)
 
“Don’t tell John Grisham but legal dramas don't actually need to be gratuitously cliffhanger-packed, 4,000 page affairs... Von Schirach’s economy of writing and knowledge of his subject are key to The Collini Case’s success.” – Metro (UK)
 
“...Extremely persuasive. The trial scenes are excellent.” – The Scotsman
 
“This is a small gem – sly, trenchant and provocative, none of its conclusions foregone.” – The Guardian

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ferdinand von Schirach s The Collini Case has been at the top of the German charts since publication and will be loved by all fans of Bernhard Schlink and John le Carre.A murder. A murderer. No motive.For thirty-four years Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for Mercedes Benz. He is a quiet and respectable person until the day he visits one of Berlin s most luxurious hotels and kills an innocent man.Young attorney Caspar Leinen takes the case. Getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would make his name. But too late he discovers that Collini s victim - an industrialist of some renown - is known to him.Now Leinen is caught in a professional and personal dilemma. Collini admits the murder but won t say why he did it, forcing Leinen to defend a man who won t put up a defence. And worse, a close friend and relation of the victim insists that he give up the case. His reputation, his career and this friendship are all at risk.Then he makes a discovery that goes way beyond his own petty concerns and exposes a terrible and deadly truth at the heart of German justice . . .The Collini Case is a masterful court room drama that will have readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. A magnificent storyteller Der Spiegel A murder trial full of political explosiveness: thrilling, clever, staggering Focus Terrific Elle Ferdinand von Schirach brilliantly draws you under his spell BunteFerdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Today he works as one of Germany s most prominent defence lawyers in Berlin. His short story collections Crime and Guilt became instant bestsellers in Germany and are translated in over thirty territories. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780718159207

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ferdinand von Schirach s The Collini Case has been at the top of the German charts since publication and will be loved by all fans of Bernhard Schlink and John le Carre.A murder. A murderer. No motive.For thirty-four years Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for Mercedes Benz. He is a quiet and respectable person until the day he visits one of Berlin s most luxurious hotels and kills an innocent man.Young attorney Caspar Leinen takes the case. Getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would make his name. But too late he discovers that Collini s victim - an industrialist of some renown - is known to him.Now Leinen is caught in a professional and personal dilemma. Collini admits the murder but won t say why he did it, forcing Leinen to defend a man who won t put up a defence. And worse, a close friend and relation of the victim insists that he give up the case. His reputation, his career and this friendship are all at risk.Then he makes a discovery that goes way beyond his own petty concerns and exposes a terrible and deadly truth at the heart of German justice . . .The Collini Case is a masterful court room drama that will have readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. A magnificent storyteller Der Spiegel A murder trial full of political explosiveness: thrilling, clever, staggering Focus Terrific Elle Ferdinand von Schirach brilliantly draws you under his spell BunteFerdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Today he works as one of Germany s most prominent defence lawyers in Berlin. His short story collections Crime and Guilt became instant bestsellers in Germany and are translated in over thirty territories. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780718159207

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