Murder By the Book, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Murder by the Book features the masters of the American crime novel presenting their takes on incredible real-life mysteries. In each hour-long episode, truTV teams with one of the nation's best crime novelists to delve into a case that has fascinated, inspired, or touched them personally. Season 1 includes authors James Ellroy, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Connelly, and Lisa Scottoline.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoFaye Kellerman||Bestselling crime novelist Faye Kellerman presents one of her favorite non-fictional femme fatales, Tonica Jenkins, the "evil genius" who started her life of crime by pulling academic scams, but ended up moving to more sinister activities: identity theft and murder.||42:22||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoJames Ellroy||The legendary crime author James Ellroy revisits the case that has haunted him for years and made him the writer he is today: The unsolved murder of his mother, which happened when he was a 10-year-old boy.||43:05||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMichael Connelly||Bestselling novelist Michael Connelly hosts this edition of "Murder By the Book" by revisiting the Christopher Wilder case, a shocking, real-life cross-country murder spree that he first covered while cutting his teeth as a crime reporter for a Fort Lauderdale newspaper in 1984.||42:57||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoJonathan Kellerman||Bestselling crime novelist Jonathan Kellerman steps into the hosting duties for this episode of "Murder by the Book." His reasons for revisiting this real-life case of murder, identity theft, and sexual perversion are quite personal, as it happened in a doctor's office three blocks from his office.||43:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoLisa Scottoline||When a female teacher at a prestigious suburban high school was found murdered, the investigation led to a sadistic principal and a philandering English teacher. Lisa Scottoline hosts.||43:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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Intensely Personal; James Ellroy
If you’re an Ellroy devotee, you'll be familiar with the themes covered in this episode and the manner in which he approaches any of his stories. In this instance, he once again visits the death of his mother as well as his reactions to it. In a sense, this episode capsulizes Ellroy's search into his mother's death and the search within the young James and adult James Ellroy that was covered very personally and dramatically in "My Dark Places". The result is deeply personal, revelatory and at times I felt voyeuristic listening and watching him move through the tale. But like a train wreck, you almost can't turn away. Ellroy speaks like he writes; confrontational, staccato and provocative. Ellroy may be a troubled man or someone who speaks openly about all of our dark places; I don’t know or don’t want to know. Regardless, he is an intensely talented writer who is never boring and his episode is worth watching.
Ellroy is spooky
The Ellroy episode is the most disturbing, bringing his loss and chance for redemption and truth to life. His dialoge and speech tones really make you want to help him in finding his mothers killer.
Great show folks! Now, is the time to show us more. I'm not going to wait 3 months for Itunes to finally show the next episode. This is getting tiresome!