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Murder By the Book is about different novelists who select different cases that have inspired their fictitious books or characters in some way. The authors tell their opinions about new evidence and documented footage. The authors also discuss real life people, crimes, and the places that they occurred in.

2 Seasons, 19 Episodes
November 27, 2006
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Murder By the Book Full Episode Guide

  • The case of the three Georgetown Starbucks employees that were shot to death.

  • Gunned down in their garage case of Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy.

  • 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.

  • 25-year-old Jarrod Davidson is killed by his mother and father in-law.

  • The case of once pegged "The Most Hated Woman in America," Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

  • 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.

  • Gerald and Vera Woodman of Brentwood, CA were gunned down inside their garage.

  • The story of a husband and father who kills a man he catches in the act of bludgeoning his wife.

  • The case of three East Harlem teenage girls murder-rapes.

  • Tragedy follows after Karyn Hearn Slover's car is found abandoned near her workplace.

  • Outside a golf course in San Diego a gunman ambushes a man.

  • A friend confesses and claims self defense to the death of Betty Gore a housewife and church member who was found axed to death.

  • A principle and English teacher were investigated for the murder of a teacher at a prestigious high school in Philadelphia.

  • A crazy story of murder, identity theft, and sexual perversion that led police on an international chase with the arrest of the Dr. Richard Boggs.

  • Michael Connelly was a journalist in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1984 when he covered a story on Christopher Wilder, he started a routine investigation of two models who disappeared, then the case quickly escalated into one of the greatest manhunts of the century.

  • James Ellroy's mother was murdered when he was 10 years old.

  • Bestselling crime and mystery author Faye Kellerman talks about Tonica Jenkins, the 'evil genius' from East Cleveland.

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