The Murder Room

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The Murder Room

The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases

By Michael Capuzzo; Adam Grupper (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, 9780743532648, 5pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2010

Thrilling, true tales from the Vidocq Society, a team of the world's finest forensic investigators whose monthly gourmet lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders.

Good friends and sometime rivals William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter a renowned FBI agent turned private eye, a sculptor lothario who speaks to the dead, and an eccentric profiler known as the living Sherlock Holmes were heartsick over the growing tide of unsolved murders of innocents. They decided one day over lunch that something had to be done, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice. The three men invited the greatest collection of forensic investigators ever assembled, drawn from five continents, to the Downtown Club in Philadelphia to begin an audacious quest: to bring the coldest killers in the world to an accounting. Named for the first modern detective, the Parisian Eugene Francois Vidocq the flamboyant Napoleonic real-life sleuth who inspired Sherlock Holmes the Vidocq Society meets monthly in its secretive chambers to solve a cold murder over a gourmet lunch.
"The Murder Room" draws the listener into a chilling, darkly humorous, awe-inspiring world as the three partners travel far from their Victorian dining room to hunt the ruthless killers of a millionaire's son, a serial killer who carves off faces, and a child killer enjoying fifty years of freedom and dark fantasy.
Michael Capuzzo's brilliant storytelling gifts bring true crime to life more realistically and vividly than it has ever been portrayed before. It is a world of dazzlingly bright forensic science; true evil as old as the Bible and dark as the pages of Dostoevsky; and a group of flawed, passionate men and women, inspired by their own wounded hearts to make a stand for truth, goodness, and justice in a world gone mad.

About the Author
Michael Capuzzo is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Close to Shore" and a former feature writer for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and the "Miami Herald". His stories have appeared in "Esquire, Sports Illustrated", and "Life". He lives in the suburbsof Philadelphia.

Adam Grupper is a voice artist and actor. His audiobook narrations have earned six Earphones Awards and a nomination in 2008 for the prestigious Audie Award. His Broadway performances include Baz Luhrmann s "La Boheme", "45 Seconds from Broadway", "The Wild Party", "Guys and Dolls", among others. He has appeared in such films as "Two Weeks Notice" and "It Runs in the Family" and on television in "The Sopranos", "Hack", "Third Watch", "Now and Again", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", and "Law & Order: SVU".