I used to read true crime all the time. In recent years I have taken a break from that genre and branched out. That being said I am still a huge Law and Order watcher, and having had this book in my TBR for a while I decided to read it.
And I picked the right book to read. True Stories of Law & Order picks 25 of the better known stories to tell you. It gives you the ripped from the headlines look at how Law & Order played it, than tells you the real story. This book spares no details I the telling of each of these stories. While some of them are more exciting than others, I know I was riveted to the page every time I flipped it.
If you have a weak stomach I do not recommend reading this book. Many of the stories give the very grizzly details, and several involve young children. But if you can handle such details and are a fan of the True Crime genre this is a book for you. To me it was very interesting to get the true facts behind some of the Law & Order episodes I liked best. I also found it interesting to see just how much they changed things, or didnt.
One nice thing that the book also has is the occasional sidebar of extra information. It takes the time to explain some of the cop and lawyer lingo and tells you just how much it is actually used in real work. Or as in the case of some actions is not legal to use at all. If you enjoy this kind of book and are looking for a riveting read go out and pick up this book.
Although the book has little to do with the actual LAW & ORDER shows, it does a great job of going "behind the scenes," as it were, of 25 of the show's episodes to explore the true crimes they were based on.
These aren't stories for the faint of heart, but they do pull at the heartstrings. I remember watching many of the episodes the crimes were based on. This is a great book, especially for those interested in true crimes, but anyone will find them fascinating.
The authors have truly done their research and are to be commended.
Really good. If you like true crime and short stories you will like this. Each is a chapter about a true crime that was fictionalized on the TV show Law and Order. Watching and/or liking the show doesn't matter. The only "Law and Order" part of the book is a small blurb in the front of each chapter about the fictional episode.
If you like the TV show you will really enjoy reading where they got their stories.