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Crime

Crime

Author: Ferdinand Von Schirach
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Crime is a collection of true crime stories told by one of Germany's most prominent defense lawyers. Some of the cases are strange, some bewildering and others heartbreaking, but all are told with genuine concern for those who have slipped through the protective nets of society. What would make a polite, well-liked doctor cut up his wife with an axe? Why would a boy slaughter the sheep in his village? Who is the silent man that coolly murdered two neo-Nazis on a suburban train platform? What connection does a German bank robber have to an Ethiopian village? Why would a museum drop all charges against someone who deliberately smashed one of their statues? However heinous the crimes, the author shows readers the human at the core. Crime is an incredibly moving look at the legal system and the people it serves, from an expert of criminal law.

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CRIME von Schirach Ferdinand 9781921656903 | C Royal Pb 230x152 Mm | 208 pages | Text | $40.00 Crime is a collection of true crime stories told by one of Germany's most prominent defense lawyers. Some of the cases are strange, some bewildering and others heartbreaking, but all are told with genuine concern for those who have slipped through the protective nets of society. - What would make a polite, well-liked doctor cut up his wife's with an axe? - Why would a boy slaughter the sheep in his village? - Who is the silent man that coolly murdered two neo-Nazis on a suburban train platform? - What connection does a German bank robber have to an Ethiopian village? - Why would a museum drop all charges against someone who deliberately smashed one of their statues? However heinous the crimes, the author shows readers the human at the core. Crime is an incredibly moving look at the legal system and the people it serves, from an expert of criminal law and a powerful new voice in writing. 'A wonderful storytelling voice, dry, clear, restrained; but beneath the unshockable surface, a current of indignation and compassion.' Helen Garner 'Schirach writes clearly and simply, as much in command of his subject as if he had never done anything else […] he is a magnificent storyteller.' Der Spiegel 'A wonderful debut, gripping from the very first page, and never striking the wrong note.' Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung 'He is interested in the complexity of a crime, which he describes soberly, succinctly, and always so that the reader feels understanding and almost sympathy for the criminal at the end of the story.' Literarische Welt

Author description

Ferdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Since 1994 he has practised criminal law in Berlin. Crime became an instant bestseller in Germany. It will be published in thirty countries around the world, and is being made into a film.

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General Fields

  • : 9781921656903
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : November 2010
  • : 234mm X mm
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ferdinand Von Schirach
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 208