The Collini Case (Hardback)
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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 13/09/2012
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From one of Europe's bestselling writers comes a spellbinding and utterly compelling court room drama, which will stay with you for a long time. 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 motif. 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 prsonal 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". (Bunte). Ferdinand 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718159191
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 211 x 144 x 27 mm

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“An intriguing read”

This was an impulse buy and I wasn't expecting to enjoy it, but I was surprisingly gripped by the story from the first page. The theme ethics and your own moral principles when defending someone was interesting,... More

Paperback edition
13th February 2014
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“Good Book”

An easy read but fascinating. The author's quite terse style suits me. As one pays lawyers by the word, this seems like a good idea.
I do wish his other three books were not called Guilt, Crime, and Crime &... More

Paperback edition
6th January 2013
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“An interesting quick read”

I'm a little unsure what to say about this novel - it started so well, but having just finished it, I feel like my edition might be missing a few chapters and I haven't read the whole thing.
'The... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2013
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