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The Collini Case

Narrated by: Steven Crossley
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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The internationally best-selling courtroom drama centering on a young German lawyer and a case involving World War II

A best seller in Germany since its 2011 release - with rights sold in 17 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?

©2012 Michael Joseph (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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Doesn’t come to life as a novel

As any student of creative writing can attest, one of the basic axioms of fiction writing is to “show don’t tell.” The Collini Case, alas, is about 85% “tell.” As a result, the characters are one dimensional and never come to life as people a reader might care about, despite the compelling subject matter. The material is competently presented and read, but there’s a world of difference between a dry docudrama and a story you get lost in.