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Coming soon: The Collini Case – Ferdinand von Schirach

Published in the UK by Michael Joseph (Penguin) on September 13, The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach.

Says Penguin:
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 Carré.

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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 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.

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2 comments on “Coming soon: The Collini Case – Ferdinand von Schirach

  1. Maxine
    August 8, 2012

    I read this novella (review here http://petronatwo.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/book-review-the-collini-case-by-ferdinand-von-schirach/ ) and enjoyed it. Though I think that because it is so short, it is best enjoyed if you don’t know anything about it before you read it (as I didn’t) because otherwise the twist is a bit obvious. But as I say, I enjoyed it, and the final coutroom scene is very well done. (The book doesn’t end there.)

    • crimeficreader
      August 8, 2012

      Thnaks Maxine. I look forward to this one.

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