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

ISBN: 0425217353

ISBN13: 9780425217351

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

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Book Overview

The incredible real-life cases behind TV's hit crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 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...

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Law & Order SVU

Several co-workers and I watch one episode of Law & Order SVU every Friday during our lunch hour. In fact, for many years we have, and when I saw this book I knew that it would become coffee-table material for our group. Wonderful! We can hardly wait for the next edition.

A must read for any L & O fan

If you have watched SVU over the years, as you read the book you will remember the episodes that are described. 25 cases are explored in the book, from the BTK murders to the "Angel of Death" nurse, the cases are detailed without being overly graphic and deeply informative. This was a book that I just could not put down. It comes in as an easy ready and just under 250 pages. Also, you can track the cases to see how the have progressed at a website linked with the book. This would be a book to read if you are a fan of Law & Order, NYPD Blues, similar shows and true crime stories.

Enjoyable Book

I must say I did enjoy the book. It was interesting to see where the stories on Law and Order originally played out. I am not a long time fan of true crime stories and although this book was well written with facts clearly stated I perfer fiction. Although I would probably buy subsequent versions.

Definitely not for the weak of stomach

I'm a newer fan of the TV show, but have a long-time fascination with violent crime. So when I heard SVU had a book describing real-life murders in relation to the series, I absolutely had to look. Dwyer and Fiorillo do a stunning job. Not only do they present 25 fascinating cases, but they delve into the details you normally don't find when researching the particular crime. Done and solved crimes like the BTK killer are widely known about, but the authors go into side details that most writers forget to cover in 20-page tales. There's even a crime the show only lightly touched upon--the scizophrenic man shoving someone in front of a train. Dwyer and Fiorillo have outdone themselves. This book is a brilliant compilation of true crime. The old seems fresh, and the new is horrifying and captivating. Even if you're familiar with most of the crimes in here, it's worth taking a look. I highly recommend this book to any fan of the show AND fellow true crime intrigues.


This book is amazing, just like the first one! It's well written, and I would highly recommend it for any true crime junkie, or Law & Order fan! Try it -- you'll love it!
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