15 episodes

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.

Murder Book Michael Connelly

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 4.2K Ratings

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.

    The Long Road to Justice

    The Long Road to Justice

    Chapter 14 - A final sentencing. A defense attorney's last attempt to save his client. A possible finale to this never-ending case. After 32 years, Pierre Romain faces his day of reckoning to determine what lies ahead for his future. His attorney Alan Jackson argues against the guilty verdict, poking any holes he can in the court's handling of the case. Although it seems that Romain's fate would be sealed when he was convicted for murdering Jade Clark, justice is never a guarantee.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The View From the Jury Box

    The View From the Jury Box

    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.

    • 32 min
    The Q&A

    The Q&A

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Justice Delayed

    Justice Delayed

    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.

    • 40 min
    The Verdict

    The Verdict

    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.

    • 39 min
    Closing Arguments

    Closing Arguments

    Chapter 9 - Salem witch trials. A victim talking from the grave. A murderer walking among us. Prosecutor Tannaz Mokayef and defense attorney Winston McKesson throw all their raw emotions and unmasked accusations into the open, hoping to seal Pierre Romain's fate in their favor.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Blonde8kitty ,

Very original

There are scores and scores of true crime podcasts out there and I have listened to at least one episode of most . This podcast feels very true and lets the real drama take the forefront instead of embellishing or sensationalizing. Michael Connelly is a great narrator. All the detectives, attorneys and real people that were involved in this case for over 20 years are clear and concise. I hope to hear another season !

mike bartick ,

Compelling and real

Hard to stop listening to this.
If you like story telling and realism then this podcast channel will grab you and won’t let go. The depth of this is astounding, shocking and real...
I came here while listening to the Bosch series and other Connelly books, wanting to go deeper and wow, incredible and insightful.

mikeandyong ,

Michael Connelly Is The Cherry On Top

This is deep dive into one murder. I was not sure would hold my interest. Turned out it was hard to stop listening once you get into. Take this journey with Mr. Connelly and the actual detectives who investigated this case and never gave up.

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