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Murder Book

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Rank #74 in Society & Culture category

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Wiretaps, witness interviews, court recordings and detective recollections piece together this true crime podcast hosted by best selling author Michael Connelly that explores real homicide cases not covered by mainstream media. Murder Book Podcast Season One is: The Tell-Tale Bullet. The podcast dives into a thirty-year-old Hollywood killing that tests the limits of the American criminal justice system.

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Wiretaps, witness interviews, court recordings and detective recollections piece together this true crime podcast hosted by best selling author Michael Connelly that explores real homicide cases not covered by mainstream media. Murder Book Podcast Season One is: The Tell-Tale Bullet. The podcast dives into a thirty-year-old Hollywood killing that tests the limits of the American criminal justice system.

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Yep

By BamFisk - Aug 02 2019
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Binged the whole season in one day, bring on seasons 2!

Great series!

By Rslph R - Jul 07 2019
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It’s captivating. Listened on a drive from San Diego to Tucson and back.

iTunes Ratings

3516 Ratings
Average Ratings
2667
423
173
115
138

Yep

By BamFisk - Aug 02 2019
Read more
Binged the whole season in one day, bring on seasons 2!

Great series!

By Rslph R - Jul 07 2019
Read more
It’s captivating. Listened on a drive from San Diego to Tucson and back.
Cover image of Murder Book

Murder Book

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #74 in Society & Culture category

Read more

Wiretaps, witness interviews, court recordings and detective recollections piece together this true crime podcast hosted by best selling author Michael Connelly that explores real homicide cases not covered by mainstream media. Murder Book Podcast Season One is: The Tell-Tale Bullet. The podcast dives into a thirty-year-old Hollywood killing that tests the limits of the American criminal justice system.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: The People vs. Pierre Romain

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Chapter 5 - A white, sporty vehicle. Witness testimonies. Possible DNA contaminants. A new prosecutor and a defense attorney go head to head as they take a closer examination of the players and evidence involved in the Jade Clark case. Will the prosecution be able to build a convincing case against Pierre Romain? Or will his defense team create enough speculation to poke holes in their argument and point the finger away from the gangster turned cop?
Feb 25 2019
49 mins
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Rank #2: Reluctant Witnesses

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Chapter 6 - The ex-sister-in-law. The childhood friend. A bullet wound at an LAPD family day picnic. As the prosecution continues their case against Pierre Romain, they encounter unforeseen challenges from witnesses with divided loyalties, testimonies with seemingly faded memories, and new speculation that would bring the LAPD's investigation tactics under question.
Mar 04 2019
49 mins
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Rank #3: The Accused

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Chapter 8 - An ice pick stabbing. Gang rehabilitation. A young child trapped in the neighborhoods of the Rollin 60's Crips. Pierre Romain finally takes the stand to explain the wounds on his arm, his history with LA gangs, and his language on the wiretaps. But will his stories draw enough sympathy from the jury to successfully defend his innocence and release him from any culpability in the killing of Jade Clark?
Mar 18 2019
59 mins
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Rank #4: The Defense of Pierre Romain

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Chapter 7 - Mystery blood drops. Wearer DNA. A case for reasonable doubt. The defense of Pierre Romain begins, and defense attorney Winston McKesson has some surprising strategies up his sleeve. Manipulations are detected, accusations are made, hearings are delayed, and civilities are lost between the lawyers as the drama of justice hits a new peak that will only continue to grow.
Mar 11 2019
44 mins
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Rank #5: Wiretaps, Search Warrants, and DNA Swabs

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Chapter 3 - Police Sergeant. Rollin 60's gang member. Father. Murderer. Who is Pierre Romain? How did a gangster accused of killing an innocent man become a cop? As the investigation peers into Romain's rise to a badged uniform, LAPD Detective Rick Jackson and the District Attorney’s Office continue to build the case, awaiting DNA results and examining wiretaps of conversations between Romain and his associates. But even with all their efforts, they aren't prepared for the unexpected turn that takes them even further away from justice for Jade Clark.
Feb 11 2019
42 mins
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Rank #6: The King of Cold Cases

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Chapter 4 - A master hypnotist. A hard-nosed prosecutor. Delays, delays...and more delays. Detective Rick Jackson brings on new recruitments in hopes of pushing the case forward and finally taking Pierre Romain to trial for murder. But first, Jackson would have to resurrect his key witness, or Romain might enter court with an argument that could allow him to walk away free.
Feb 18 2019
42 mins
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Rank #7: The View From the Jury Box

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Chapter 13 - A juror's side of the story. A hearing further delayed. Jade Clark's murderer Pierre Romain continues to sit in the LA County Jail, awaiting his sentence. Meanwhile, a juror shares his take on the trial, including the defense's unexpected third party culpability argument, the revealing wiretaps, the DNA on the tell-tale bullet, and the perplexing character of Pierre Romain.
Jun 17 2019
32 mins
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Rank #8: The Q&A

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Chapter 12 - The anonymous tip. Alibis. Unaired hours of wiretaps. The other suspect, Dwayne Dixon. In this roundtable discussion, the creators of Murder Book, along with Detectives Tim Marcia, Mitzi Roberts, and Rick Jackson answer your questions about the seemingly never-ending case of Pierre Romain.
Apr 15 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: Justice Delayed

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Chapter 11 - A new defense lawyer. A prison sentence put off. Although he was found guilty of murder, Pierre Romain is not done playing the system. He hires a more prominent attorney, causing further delays in this "never-ending" case. As the new defense attempts to resurrect one of the trial attorney's failed arguments, it becomes increasingly unclear if justice for Jade Clark will ever be served.
Apr 08 2019
40 mins
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Rank #10: The Verdict

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Chapter 10 - "We the jury find the defendant Pierre Alphonse Romain..." After a month of trial and two days of deliberation, a verdict is declared. Detectives Rick Jackson and Tim Marcia, as well as attorneys Tannaz Mokayef and Winston McKesson share their reactions to the jury's decision. But even though it appears the case has come to an end, the story of Pierre Romain isn't over just yet.
Apr 01 2019
39 mins
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