Murder By the Book

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  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (47)

Murder By the Book was a thrilling crime show that aired on truTV in 2006. The series consisted of 13 episodes, each exploring a real-life murder case that was solved by the power of literature. Each episode featured a different case, and it was up to a team of investigators, including a detective, a forensic expert, and a literary specialist, to solve the crime. The show followed the investigations from start to finish, showing the detectives as they gathered evidence, interviewed witnesses, and used their knowledge of literature to crack the case.

The literary specialist was a crucial part of the team, as they helped to decipher clues and gain insight into the mind of the killer. They analyzed the books found in the victim's collection, searched for clues in the writing style and themes, and even looked at the annotations and notes in the margins.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the show was how the investigators were able to use literature to gain insights into the minds of the killers. They examined the books found in the killer's collection, looking for patterns and clues that could help them understand the motivation for the crime. In some cases, the investigators even consulted with literary experts to gain a better understanding of the killer's perspective.

Murder By the Book was also unique in that it showcased how literature can influence our behavior and impact our lives. The show explored the ways in which certain books can hold great power over individuals, affecting their thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

Throughout the series, the detectives also faced a number of challenges as they worked to solve the cases. Sometimes they encountered resistant witnesses, or had trouble tracking down crucial pieces of evidence. In one episode, the detectives even had to track down a rare book that held the key to solving the crime.

Overall, Murder By the Book was a fascinating and captivating crime show that combined the world of literature with the power of investigation. Its unique approach to crime-solving, combined with compelling storytelling and gritty realism, made it a must-watch for any true crime fan.

Murder By the Book is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on November 27, 2006.

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David Baldacci
13. David Baldacci
November 12, 2007
The case of the three Georgetown Starbucks employees that were shot to death.
Nicholas Santora
12. Nicholas Santora
February 4, 2008
Gunned down in their garage case of Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy.
Lee Child
11. Lee Child
January 28, 2008
A love triangle that resulted in the case of Jeff Zack a 44-year-old husband and father, gunned down by a masked man on a motorcycle.
Jonathan Kellerman
10. Jonathan Kellerman
January 21, 2008
25-year-old Jarrod Davidson is killed by his mother and father in-law.
Kathy Reichs
9. Kathy Reichs
January 14, 2008
The case of once pegged "The Most Hated Woman in America," Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
Elizabeth George
8. Elizabeth George
January 7, 2008
The tale of a mistress and a murder-for-hire plot that went wrong, with the double homicide of Dr. Kenneth Stahl and his wife, Carolyn Oppy-Stahl.
Faye Kellerman
7. Faye Kellerman
December 24, 2007
Gerald and Vera Woodman of Brentwood, CA were gunned down inside their garage.
Harlan Coben
6. Harlan Coben
December 17, 2007
The story of a husband and father who kills a man he catches in the act of bludgeoning his wife.
Linda Fairstein
5. Linda Fairstein
December 10, 2007
The case of three East Harlem teenage girls murder-rapes.
Lisa Scottoline
4. Lisa Scottoline
December 3, 2007
Tragedy follows after Karyn Hearn Slover's car is found abandoned near her workplace.
Joseph Wambaugh
3. Joseph Wambaugh
November 26, 2007
Outside a golf course in San Diego a gunman ambushes a man.
David Baldacci
2. David Baldacci
November 12, 2007
On the morning of July 7, 1997, the day-shift manager of a Georgetown Starbucks Coffee Shop arrives and finds the bodies of employees Emory Evans, Aaron Goodrich and Caity Mahoney who had worked the night before. All three have been shot to death. Metro Detective James Trainum and FBI Special Agent Bradley Garrett team up and spend nearly two years tracking down one of D.C.'s most notorious and elusive career criminals: Carl Derek Cooper.
Sandra Brown
1. Sandra Brown
November 5, 2007
A friend confesses and claims self defense to the death of Betty Gore a housewife and church member who was found axed to death.
Where to Watch Murder By the Book
Murder By the Book is available for streaming on the truTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Murder By the Book on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 27, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (47)