Crime by Ferdinand von Schirach

This is one of the books which I got from my last trip to my library. Sadly I’ve given up on reading it, it’s a compilation of short stories and I think short stories are especially good for bedtime reading but these ones just didn’t fit the bill.

I think they’re really well written and translated from the original German but the author is a criminal lawyer and as you would expect he has had a lot of experience of the things that most of us are lucky enough to avoid in life. Murder, torture and general mayhem abound.

I’m not against the odd wee bit of mayhem now and again but I really don’t feel like it at the moment. It’s not conducive to a good night’s sleep either, I just didn’t enjoy trying to get to sleep whilst having torture on my mind. I know – silly me!