Murder By The Book premiered on ABC on March 15, 2007. Masters of the American crime novel present true crimes that have inspired them to write, or simply shocked them to their core. Watch as this illustrious group of top mystery fiction writers recount their memories, speculations and personal connections to the real-life mysteries and headline-making crimes that haunt their dreams at night. Using documentary footage, first-person accounts and the author's own insights, each one-hour episode sheds new light on a particularly intriguing crime. With alarming new facts combined with suspenseful storytelling, riveting developments are the rule in each dramatic opening and every shocking conclusion.