- By KevinDwyer Juré Fiorillo

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

  • Title: True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show
  • Author: KevinDwyer Juré Fiorillo
  • ISBN: 9780425211908
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • True Stories of Law Order The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show True Stories of Law Order reveals the fascinating and shocking facts behind of the hit show s most popular episodes from the incredible account of how a woman s repressed memory leads to the solvin

    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 theTrue 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 chilling than fiction.

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

    1. Although the book has little to do with the actual LAW & ORDER shows, it does a great job of going "behind the scenes," as it were, of 25 of the show's episodes to explore the true crimes they were based on. These aren't stories for the faint of heart, but they do pull at the heartstrings. I remember watching many of the episodes the crimes were based on. This is a great book, especially for those interested in true crimes, but anyone will find them fascinating. The authors have truly done t [...]

    2. This is why there is a fascination with crime dramas. Becuase truth is WAY stranger than fiction. Pity there was mistakes all the way through the book - people had taken to editing my copy!

    3. I was hooked from the first chapter. I'd say this is a great read for anyone who: one, likes to read and two, likes Law & Order. Apparently there is a SVU edition out although I haven't found it yet- I can only hope it's as good as this. There are some chapters that pertain to stories that I remember hearing in the news, for example, James Bulger, the toddler who was murdered by two ten year olds in Liverpool and Kitty Genovese who was murdered in an alley by her apt. in N.Y. while over 30 n [...]

    4. I haven't finished this book yet, don't know if I ever will. It's horribly written. It's a bag of chips, it's little debbie swiss cake rolls: sometimes you just like to eat shitty food. This book suits me perfectly when I'm close to falling asleep, and need that little nudge to make it happen.The premise is interesting, but it just comes down to true crimes being poorly retold.

    5. Overall, I thought that this book was quite good at explaining each crime fully, it was very interesting to me, it really kept my attention throughout each chapter. I personally would recommend this book to someone with the love of this genre of book.

    6. I've always preferred SVU to the original, so I've only seen a couple of the episodes described here.I used to have a really strong stomach for true crime books. I mean, I read them at 12 and 13 years old. I guess age and experience have softened me, because these are some SERIOUSLY upsetting stories. The abuse against women, the behavior of attorneys in the court room. Just ew. I think the author took far too many liberties with the facts, including describing last thoughts and motivations of p [...]

    7. A quick read with a decent font, this book illustrates just a few samples of the kind of real life horrors that are brought to the screen for entertainment. Seeing the real stories that some of the episodes of the shows are based on is pretty brutal, but they make for interesting case studies.Although the authors do take some liberties, there is a general humor in the writing that I could appreciate with the dark tones of the stories.

    8. With almost no references to the show, I was kind of disappointed in this book. The stories weren't bad, the writing was decent, but there are other, much better true crime books out there that I would've picked up before this one, had the title not had one of my favorite shows in it. All in all, a mediocre book.

    9. The true crimes behind the "ripped from the headlines" plots of Law & Order.Most of the crime summaries are short but hit all the points. There are some times where the authors slip in some strong criticisms and opinions which take away from the general "reporting" attitude of the book. I have to wonder if all the stories are really the inspirations, since many are only tangentially related.

    10. well I had to get this book because I always saw the Ripped from headlines commercials about next week's episode. So then I laughed out loud when I saw the first story in this book is about Robert Durst! Hello he is making headlines NOW! some of the stories I remember in news when they going on. Good info especially if you a Law & Order fan!

    11. The stories are very interesting, ranging from old familiar tales like Kitty Genovese and Bernie Goetz, to newer crimes I was unfamiliar with before now. The only weird thing about this book is that it reads like a Lifetime movie or one of those shows recounting the tale of a murder on TV. The language is so over-dramatic at times that is almost funny. Good overall, though.

    12. It was kinda neat being able to see where the ideas for Law and Order originated from so I was really looking forward to reading this book.However I found that the writing was not well done and the stories were not told as well as I expected them to be. I did like it but I guess I had just hoped it would be something more.

    13. I LOVED this book! Of course, being a Law and Order freak, I knew i would, but I enjoyed learning about the cases in depth, and even wrote a few down to research myself. Looking forward to reading simliar books like this one.

    14. I enjoyed reading about some different famous cases, but there was barely any reference to the show (a couple lines at the beginning of each case saying what the L&O plot was and a couple paragraphs of some procedures the show uses as opposed to real life).

    15. This book gave the true stories behind the "ripped from the headlines" law and order episodes. It was pretty interestingry well written.

    16. what made this book worth reading is it was the real stories behind the long running Law & Order TV show (which I don't watch by the way)

    17. Wonderful, loved it. Great layout, plenty of great pictures, easy-to-read. Can't wait for a (couple of) sequel(s).

    18. A collection of mostly well-told stories. I wish the book had included a list of the Law & Order episodes, instead of just a brief summary of each ep, so I could go back and rewatch them.

    19. I love this show's my favorite law and order series. The book was interesting. It's a quick read and it's nice to cleanse the pallet with when you're reading a lot because it is so different.

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