Book Reviews of Murder in Brentwood

Murder in Brentwood
Murder in Brentwood
Author: Mark Fuhrman
ISBN-13: 9780821758557
ISBN-10: 0821758551
Publication Date: 12/1/1997
Pages: 427
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
As "inside" a book as you can get on the OJ investigation.
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Very interesting book by ex LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman about the O.J. Simpson case. Lots of interesting inside information is given and a good case is made for the mistakes made that led to O.J. getting away with murder.
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What happened in the O.J. case could happen anywhere in our politicized, bureaucratized legal system but should never be allowed to happen again. To get the shocking full story of bungling (not by Fuhrman), read this book.

Editorial Reviews Review
This book yields two surprises that have nothing to do with what made its author so notorious, but which have plenty to do with how public bureaucracies fail. First, it includes Furhman's contemporaneous crime scene notes (with observations as meticulous as any TV sleuth's), which make mention of a "visible fingerprint" Furhman saw on the Bundy back gate (and discussed with his partner at the time). Second, it reveals that Lange and Vannatter, the detectives from "downtown" who took over the case from Furhman, didn't check out the print that night or subsequently, and indeed never read Fuhrman's notes at all. That's why you didn't hear about the fingerprint during the criminal trial. (When authorities returned to sample blood from the back gate two weeks later, the print was gone.) In short, the main lesson of this book is an organizational one worth remembering: it doesn't matter if the grunts do a good job, if the big-shots don't follow up.
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AN insiders view to the OJ Simpson Saga