Ferdinand von Schirach - Author

About the Author

Ferdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Today he works in Berlin and is one of Germany's most prominent defence lawyers. His short story collections Crime and Guilt and novels The Collini Case and The Girl Who Wasn't There were instant bestsellers in Germany, and his work has been translated into over thirty languages. Film adaptations of his stories are under way.

Featured books by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Girl Who Wasn't There

The Girl Who Wasn't There

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears. The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, THE GIRL WHO WASN'T THERE is dark, ingenious and irresistibly gripping.

The Girl Who Wasn't There

The Girl Who Wasn't There

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears.

Other books by Ferdinand von Schirach

Terror

Terror

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Guilty or not guilty? Enter the courtroom, hear the evidence, make your judgement.A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots down the plane killing 164 people to save 70,000.Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is placed in the audience's hands.Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror, in a translation by David Tushingham, received its UK Premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, in June 2017

Terror

Terror

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Guilty or not guilty? Enter the courtroom, hear the evidence, make your judgement. A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots down the plane killing 164 people to save 70,000. Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is placed in the audience's hands. Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror, in a translation by David Tushingham, received its UK Premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, in June 2017.

The Girl Who Wasn't There

The Girl Who Wasn't There

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears.

Collini Case

Collini Case

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

The internationally bestselling courtroom drama centering on a young German lawyer and a case involving World War IIA bestseller in Germany since its 2011 releasewith rights sold in seventeen countriesThe 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. Hes a quiet, unassuming man with no indications that hes capable of hurting anyone. And yet he brutally murders a prominent industrialist in one of Berlins 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 Germanys legal system that stretches back to World War II. But how much is he willing to sacrifice to expose the truth?From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Collini Case

The Collini Case

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2013

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 motive. 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. '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.

Crime and Guilt

Crime and Guilt

Author: Ferdinand von Schirach Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Meet Fahner, the retired small-town doctor who resorts to the garden axe when his patience with his cruel wife runs out. Meet Patrick, so entranced by the sight of his sleeping girlfriend that he cuts a small piece out of her back, just to see what she tastes like. Meet the silent assassin who calmly despatches two Neo-Nazi thugs on a railway platform. A nameless lawyer invites us to read an extraordinary dossier of violent and unspeakable acts. All the crimes have one thing in common: the guilty have never been convicted in a court of law. But however heinous the crime, the narrator shows how the human circumstances behind events can tell a different story.

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