True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

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Penguin, Nov 7, 2006 - True Crime - 272 pages
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True Stories of Law & Order reveals the fascinating and shocking facts behind 25 of the hit show's most popular episodes - from the incredible account of how a woman's repressed memory leads to the solving of a 30-year-old cold case to the high-profile investigation of tranvestite millionaire Robert Durst. And just like in Law & Order, the actual crime is just the beginning, as you follow these cases from the initial stages of the investigation through the trial and up to the often controversial verdicts.

Part of the reason millions of fans tune in to Law & Order is the gritty realism of its storytelling. The monumentally popular show has included many episodes inspired by actual cases ripped from the headlines - true crimes that are often stranger and more chilling than fiction.

 

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User Review  - oddbooks - LibraryThing

You know, I read this because I got a cheap copy. I don't watch much TV but I can never read about true crime, so why not take a chance. This book was surprisingly entertaining, and the writers can ... Read full review

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User Review  - Voracious_Reader - LibraryThing

True Stories was a quick read. Can't say it was incredibly, good or bad. It was what it purported to be: summaries of the real crimes that inspired Law and Order Special Victims Unit episodes. The ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
one
3
two
14
three
23
four
33
five
41
six
50
seven
64
fourteen
129
fifteen
142
sixteen
149
seventeen
156
eighteen
167
nineteen
177
twenty
187
twentyone
197

eight
74
nine
83
ten
93
eleven
102
twelve
111
thirteen
121
twentytwo
209
twentythree
219
twentyfour
229
twentyfive
235
endnotes
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