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Murder By the Book, Season 1TV-14Closed 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.

Customer Reviews

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.

Attention Itunes

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!

Murder By the Book, Season 1
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Dec 04, 2006
  • CCin English

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