The Murder Room

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

By Mike Capuzzo; Michael Capuzzo
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410430960, 600pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Hardcover, Paperback

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“It's books like this for which the phrase 'page turner' was invented. This deeply compelling work of nonfiction details the lives and interests of the men and women who founded the Vidocq Society, a group of forensic specialists dedicated to solving of cold case murders. A fascinating read!”
-- Mike Burns, Howard's Bookstore, Bloomington, IN



NPR
Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Founded in 1990, the Vidocq Society met monthly in Philadelphia for lunch and to solve some of the nation's most vexing cold cases. Host Liane Hansen speaks to Michael Capuzzo, author of The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases. More at NPR.org

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Thursday, Aug 12, 2010

The Vidocq Society is a Philadelphia-based group of criminologists and forensic experts; they gather together once a month to solve cold cases. Writer Michael Capuzzo explains what it was like to shadow the crime-fighters in The Murder Room. More at NPR.org

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