The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage
On a cold December morning in 2011, a woman's body is found in a forest near Berlin, hidden between tall trees under dry leaves and moss. She has been strangled in cold blood. The victim's husband, Heinrich Scholl, is devastated. He is well respected in the community, a former ma... read full description below.
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On a cold December morning in 2011, a woman's body is found in a forest near Berlin, hidden between tall trees under dry leaves and moss. She has been strangled in cold blood. The victim's husband, Heinrich Scholl, is devastated. He is well respected in the community, a former mayor, and had been happily married-or so it seemed-for almost fifty years. Three weeks later he is arrested, and after an eighteen-month trial is sentenced to life. To this day he pleads not guilty. Can this charming, courteous man possibly be a killer? Journalist Anja Reich-Osang followed the case from its beginning and talked to family, friends and Heinrich Scholl himself. She tells an utterly gripping story of marriage, sex and politics, in which nothing is as it seems.
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||`Reich-Osang tells this story in wonderfully simple language, full of sympathy for the people involved, but without any pathos, and with restrained but steadily growing tension as death draws inevitably closer.' -- Suddeutsche Zeitung 'The Scholl Case shines a light into the dark corners of a fascinating mystery. Anja Reich-Osang captures the twists and turns of a doomed marriage with a tension that builds to its courtroom climax. A compelling story that pulls the reader along with every page' -- Jane Harper 'A chilling tale of marriage, adultery and murder, The Scholl Case is a true story but reads like a thriller. Highly recommended.' -- Caroline Overington
A Berlin native, studied journalism and wrote for Die Welt and Berliner Zeitung. Her first book, Wo warst du? Ein Septembertag in New York (Where were you? A Day in September in New York) was co-written with her husband, Alexander Osang, author and New York correspondent for Der Spiegel. Anja was awarded the German Reporter Award in 2012. Der Fall Scholl, The Scholl Case, was published by Ullstein Buchverlage in 2014. Edwina Wren is a Melbourne-based actress. She spent two years at the University of Melbourne studying Arts, before leaving to commence studies at the Victorian College of the Arts drama school. Since graduating, Edwina has performed in theatre, film, television, radio drama, animation and audiobooks. In 2005 she was awarded Bolinda's Rising Star Award.