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

Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592406357, 439pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

Thrilling, true crime tales from the Vidocq Society - a team of the world's finest forensic investigators whose monthly lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders.
Three of the greatest detectives in the world were heartsick over the growing tide of unsolved murders. Good friends and sometime rivals William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter decided one day over lunch that something had to be done, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice.
"The Murder Room" draws the reader into a chilling, darkly humorous, awe-inspiring world as the three partners travel far from their Victorian dining room to hunt ruthless killers, among them the grisly murderer of a millionaire's son, a serial killer who carves off faces, and a child killer enjoying fifty years of freedom and dark fantasy.
Acclaimed bestselling author Michael Capuzzo brings true crime realistically and vividly to life in this account of a group of 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.