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True Stories of Law & Order: SVU

True Stories of Law & Order: SVU

The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

  • Author: Kevin Dwyer,Juré Fiorillo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101220429
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 272
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The real-life cases behind TV's hit crime drama-including photos! The crimes, the suspects, the trials-as they really went down. True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on twenty-five of the scandalous true crimes that real detectives have grappled with- the facts behind the fictionalized stories on the phenomenally popular TV show. Beyond the actual crimes, the entire criminal process is covered-from investigation and arrest to trial and verdict. This book reveals in-depth accounts of some of the most monstrous offenses recreated on the hit series, including the gripping story of a teenage love triangle that led to the murder of a young girl and the deadly confrontation between the FBI and David Koresh's cult that made national headlines. Stopping these criminals is only the beginning. Confronting the deep psychological scars left on their victims is the real challenge. This collection offers fans of the show and those interested in crime-solving techniques a glimpse of the real stories and real people behind some of the most notable, notorious, and gut wrenching cases of sexually-based crimes in recent history.

True Stories of Law & Order

True Stories of Law & Order

The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

  • Author: Kevin Dwyer,Jure Fiorillo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780425211908
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 260
  • View: 1748
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Presents the shocking facts about the real-life crimes that inspired twenty-five popular episodes from the hit NBC television series Law & Order, following the cases from the initial investigation through the trial and sometimes controversial verdicts. Original. 50,000 first printing.

True Stories of Law & Order

True Stories of Law & Order

The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

  • Author: Kevin Dwyer,Juré Fiorillo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101217936
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8043
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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.

True stories of Law and order: Special Victims Unit

True stories of Law and order: Special Victims Unit

  • Author: Kevin Dwyer,Juré Fiorillo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780739496046
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
  • View: 624
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Focuses on twenty-five true stories behind the "Law and Order Special Victims Unit" television series; describing the criminal process and the real people involved in some of the nation's most notorious crimes.

Law & Order

Law & Order

The Unofficial Companion -- Updated and Expanded

  • Author: Kevin Courrier,Susan Green
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781580631082
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 368
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Whether you tune in each week to see veteran Detective Lennie Briscoe analyze clues with wild-card partner Ed Green in the fist half of the show, or to see Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy invoke justice in the courtroom in the second half, you cannot help but get involved with the most human characters on television. With these powerful characters and socially relevant stories ripped from today's headlines, it is difficult to tell whether you are watching the evening news or one of the most intense dramas ever seen on television. Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion was written with the cooperation of the show's creator and executive producer, Dick Wolf, and features interviews with the stars, producers, and writers. It is the first-ever guide to this popular, Emmy award-winning police drama. You'll get the inside scoop on: -the past and current stars of the show-including Paul Sorvino, Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Christopher Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Carey Lowell, Angie Harmon, and Michael Moriarty-and find out who was fired, who left willingly, and who remains -the show's continued problems with censorship issues and advertiser fallout -the behind-the-scenes anecdotes about cast regulars, including the fights-both verbal and physical-that have peppered the production -how Wolf was forced to increase the estrogen and decrease the testosterone on the show -the detailed history behind the creation and development of the show, and season-by-season critiques of each episode through the entire 1999 season

Law & Order

Law & Order

Crime Scenes

  • Author: Dick Wolf
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 1402710925
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 160
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Like the popular TV series, this book walks the thin line between reality and fantasy, focusing on crime scenes from the show's most popular episodes. Includes 100+ high-quality photos in a rivet-bound, foil-stamped hardcover flawlessly replicating an authentic police blotter.

True Stories of C.S.I.

True Stories of C.S.I.

The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show

  • Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780425222348
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 263
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Going behind the storylines of the blockbuster TV franchise C.S.I., a forensic psychologist and author of The C.S.I. Effect examines the real-life crimes that inspired some of its most popular episodes--from mass murderer Richard Speck to the massacre of Buddhist monks at their Arizona temple--as well as the cutting-edge investigative techniques used to solve the cases. Original.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

A Feminist Coming of Age

  • Author: Christine Lahti
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062663690
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award–winning actress and director Christine Lahti. For decades, actress and director Christine Lahti has captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now, in True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness, this acclaimed performer channels her creativity inward to share her own story for the first time on the page. In this poignant essay collection, Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Lahti’s comical and self-deprecating voice shines through in stories such as "Kidnapped" and "Shit Happens," and she takes a boldly honest look at the painful fissures in her family in pieces such as "Mama Mia" and "Running on Empty." Taken together, the collection illuminates watershed moments in Lahti’s life, revealing her struggle to maintain integrity, fight her need for perfection, and remain true to her feminist inclinations. Lahti’s wisdom and candid insights are reminiscent of Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Joan Rivers’s I Hate Everyone—and yet her experiences are not exclusive to one generation. The soul of her writing can be seen as a spiritual mother to feminist actresses and comedic voices whose works are inspiring today’s young women, including Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Caitlin Moran, and Jenny Lawson. Her stories reveal a stumbling journey toward agency and empowerment as a woman—a journey that’s still very much a work in progress. True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness is about the power of storytelling to affirm and reframe the bedrock of who we are, revealing that we’re all unreliable eyewitnesses when it comes to our deeply personal memories. Told in a wildly fresh, unique voice, and with the unshakable ability to laugh at herself time and again, this is Christine Lahti’s best performance yet.

Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Stories

  • Author: Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • ISBN: 1555979807
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
  • View: 2602
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

The Dreams of Ada

The Dreams of Ada

  • Author: Robert Mayer
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780767927116
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 416
  • View: 3865
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For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young woman’s disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men—Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot—were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their “confessions,” no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Law and Order

The Law and Order

Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion

  • Author: Susan Green,Randee Dawn,Dick Wolf
  • Publisher: BenBella Books
  • ISBN: 1933771887
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 493
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A comprehensive guide covering all 10 seasons (including the current 2008-9 season) of the popular show. It includes a synopsis and an analysis for each episode, as well as commentaries and recollections from the cast and crew. The authors also peek behind the scenes to observe the shooting of an episode in New York City. A fascinating and delightful read which provides the show's devotees with on-screen and backstage trivia.

Echoes in the Darkness

Echoes in the Darkness

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0804150672
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 416
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On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line." Her two children had vanished. The Main Line Murder Case burst upon the headlines--and wasn't resolved for seven years. Now, master crime writer Joseph Wambaugh reconstructs the case from its roots, recounting the details, drama, players and pawns in this bizarre crime that shocked the nation and tore apart a respectable suburban town. The massive FBI and state police investigation ultimately centered on two men. Dr. Jay C. Smith--By day he was principal of Upper Merion High School where Susan Reinert taught. At night he was a sadist who indulged in porno, drugs, and weapons. William Bradfield--He was a bearded and charismatic English teacher and classics scholar, but his real genius was for juggling women--three at a time. One of those women was Susan Reinert. How these two men are connected, how the brilliant murder was carried off, and how the investigators closed this astounding case makes for Wambaugh's most compelling book yet.

Invisible Eden

Invisible Eden

A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod

  • Author: Maria Flook
  • Publisher: Broadway
  • ISBN: 0767913760
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 417
  • View: 4538
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Describes how Christa Worthington, a critically acclaimed fashion writer, sought refuge and a simpler life as a single mother on Cape Cod, only to become the victim of a brutal, still unsolved murder on January 6, 2002, in Truro, Massachusetts, in a close-up look at the victim's life, the crime that took her life, her troubled family, and the suspects in the crime. Reprint.

You All Grow Up and Leave Me

You All Grow Up and Leave Me

A Memoir of Teenage Obsession

  • Author: Piper Weiss
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062456598
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5468
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A highly unsettling blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir— The Stranger Beside Me meets Prep—that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattan’s exclusive prep-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth. Piper Weiss was fourteen years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, Gary Wilensky, one of New York City’s most prestigious private instructors, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students. In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a "Cabin of Horrors"—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks. Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of "Gary’s Girls." "Grandpa Gary," as he was known among his students, was different from other adults—he treated Piper like a grown-up, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, and sending her special valentines. As reporters swarmed her private community in the wake of Wilensky’s death, Piper learned that her mentor was a predator with a sordid history of child stalking and sexual fetish. But why did she still feel protective of Gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadn’t chosen her? Now, twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, You All Grow Up and Leave Me explores the psychological manipulation by child predators—their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds—and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.

Great Bastards of History

Great Bastards of History

True and Riveting Accounts of the Most Famous Illegitimate Children Who Went on to Achieve Greatness

  • Author: Jure Fiorillo
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • ISBN: 1616734582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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For much of history and across most of the world, being born out of wedlock—a love child, a bastard—was a serious impediment to success. Illegitimate offspring were subject to neglect, abandonment, disinheritance, and social exclusion, and often found the usual routes to education, wealth, and status blocked. Surmounting these obstacles required tremendous fortitude and persistence. Great Bastards of History brings together the captivating and stirring stories of fifteen remarkable and influential people who overcame the disadvantages of illegitimate birth to rise to positions of power. As well as providing insights into the personalities of many world-changing figures, it highlights the extraordinary courage, drive, and resolve that ordinary individuals can summon when faced with extreme adversity. Among its subjects are powerful political players including Alexander Hamilton, the abandoned son who became a founding father of the United States, and cultural figureheads such as Leonardo da Vinci, who, despite being denied entrance to trade guilds and universities, was proclaimed one of the greatest men of his day in courts throughout Europe. Equally affecting are some of the less well-known but no less fascinating figures, such as James Smithson, the disinherited son of an English duke, whose bequest to a country he never visited founded the largest museum in the world, the Smithsonian Institution. Deftly blending biography and history, political intrigue, melodrama, and psychological analysis, this is a collection that will uplift, entertain, and inform, while yielding fresh perspectives on some of the most significant events from our past.

A False Report

A False Report

The chilling true story of the woman nobody believed

  • Author: T. Christian Miller,Ken Armstrong
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473539439
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4556
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It was an easy case to close - until two detectives cracked it back open... 'I pretty much read A False Report in one sitting. It is deeply disturbing but brilliant. I hope it helps with the seismic shift needed in attitudes to women who are brave enough to come forward when they have been assaulted.' Sandi Toksvig One of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018 ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD*** On 11 August 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man had broken into her home and raped her. Within days, police – and even those closest to Marie – became suspicious of her story: details of the crime just didn’t seem plausible. Confronted with the seeming inconsistencies, Marie broke down and said her story was a fabrication – a bid for attention. The police convicted her of making a false report. She was vilified as a liar. More than two years later, some 1,600 kilometres away, detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to a case of sexual assault. It bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. Galbraith contacted the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and they joined forces. Galbraith and Hendershot soon realised they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who took calculated steps to erase all physical evidence, who photographed each of his victims, threatening to release the images online if the women went to the police. After weeks of meticulous investigation, they had a name. But they also had yet another victim – a young woman whose identity was a mystery, a possible missing link. It was imperative they find her. Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with those involved, A False Report is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies and a hunt for justice. It unveils the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated and the long history of scepticism towards its victims. But it is also the story of two women whose determined resolve and detective brilliance finally brought the truth to light.

Lost Girls

Lost Girls

An Unsolved American Mystery

  • Author: Robert Kolker
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062183672
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 416
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Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of unsolved murder and Internet prostitution. One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert, after running through the oceanfront community of Oak Beach screaming for her life, went missing. No one who had heard of her disappearance thought much about what had happened to the twenty-four-year-old: she was a Craigslist prostitute who had been fleeing a scene—of what, no one could be sure. The Suffolk County Police, too, seemed to have paid little attention—until seven months later, when an unexpected discovery in a bramble alongside a nearby highway turned up four bodies, all evenly spaced, all wrapped in burlap. But none of them Shannan's. There was Maureen Brainard-Barnes, last seen at Penn Station in Manhattan three years earlier, and Melissa Barthelemy, last seen in the Bronx in 2009. There was Megan Waterman, last seen leaving a hotel in Hauppage, Long Island, just a month after Shannan's disappearance in 2010, and Amber Lynn Costello, last seen leaving a house in West Babylon a few months later that same year. Like Shannan, all four women were petite and in their twenties, they all came from out of town to work as escorts, and they all advertised on Craigslist and its competitor, Backpage. In a triumph of reporting—and in a riveting narrative—Robert Kolker presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. He has talked exhaustively with the friends and family of each woman to reveal the three-dimensional truths about their lives, the struggling towns they came from, and the dreams they chased. And he has gained unique access to the Oak Beach neighborhood that has found itself the focus of national media scrutiny—where the police have flailed, the body count has risen, and the neighbors have begun pointing fingers at one another. There, in a remote community, out of sight of the beaches and marinas scattered along the South Shore barrier islands, the women's stories come together in death and dark mystery. Lost Girls is a portrait not just of five women, but of unsolved murder in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them.

Most Evil

Most Evil

Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel

  • Author: Steve Hodel,Ralph Pezzullo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101140356
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2052
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Dahlia Avenger Former LAPD detective Steve Hodel compiles never-before-seen evidence that reveals his father as a serial killer who may have been responsible for some of the most infamous murders of the last century- including the Zodiac killings.

Boss of bosses

Boss of bosses

the fall of the Godfather : the FBI and Paul Castellano

  • Author: Joseph F. O'Brien,Andris Kurins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780671715410
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 487
  • View: 2959
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If I Did it

If I Did it

  • Author: O. J. Simpson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781783341290
  • Category:
  • Page: 231
  • View: 1688
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