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The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach
May 27, 2014 | 208 Pages
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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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