Former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro - the "true hero" (New York Post) of the hit HBO documentary series The Jinx - offers the transfixing true story of her tireless 15-year investigation into accused murderer Robert Durst for the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen Durst.
Former district attorney Jeanine Pirro was cast as the bad guy 15 years ago when she reopened the cold case of Kathleen Durst, a young and beautiful fourth-year medical student who disappeared without a trace in 1982, never to be seen again. Kathie Durst's husband was millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, son of one of the wealthiest families in New York City - but though her friends and family suspected him of the worst, he escaped police investigation.
Pirro, now the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, always believed in Durst's guilt, and in this shocking audiobook she makes her case beyond a shadow of a doubt, revealing stunning, previously unknown secrets about the crimes he is accused of committing. For years Pirro has crusaded for justice for the victims, and her impassioned perspective in the captivating HBO documentary series The Jinx made her one of its breakout stars. Featuring Pirro's unique insider's perspective on the crimes as well as her exclusive interviews with many of the major players featured in the The Jinx, this comprehensive book is the definitive story of Robert Durst and his gruesome crimes - the one you didn't see on television.
©2015 Jeanine Pirro (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
This ranks highly because I watched The Jinx documentary on HBO and have followed Robert Durst's legal matters in the news ever since. It was so interesting to hear Jeanine's perspective of the case, the behind the scenes details working with the film makers, the dynamics with the detectives investigating Kathleen's reopened murder, and Robert's multiple trials.
I disagree with the reviewers saying this is a book of Jeanine bragging about her career. I enjoyed the parts where she discussed breaking the glass ceiling as a young, female attorney in the 70's. The background she shared about her early beginnings working with domestic violence all tied back to the Jinx because it was a big factor in her decision later as Attorney General to reopen the case. She is a strong, intelligent, independent woman who broke barriers in the male dominated, misogynistic field of law enforcement. Maybe that's what these negative listeners have an issue with...
Jeanine's performance was personal and vibrant. I laughed out loud hearing her cursing when the detectives discovered new evidence. Her passion as an attorney, feminist, and proponent for justice shined throughout.
I was shocked to hear that evidence that Kathleen's friends and family had collected and saved for years was robbed from their homes. I was also angry to hear at how little the original detectives investigated Kathleen's disappearance.
Jeanine Pirro nails it! This book the bonafide truth. I remember this case growing up being in newspapers. Her relentless quest to bring Robert Durst and all those involved is what the truth is all about, I highly recommend this great book
Right up there with Repeat Offender which is the BEST true crime drama I've ever read.
Judge Pirro of course! She's gutsy and not shy about her accomplishments and abilities.
Her wonderful delivery! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her get angry and happy.
After watching Jinx, I didn't realize how corrupt that judge in Texas really was. She's a disgrace! I also liked the observations of Durst's real condition explained at the end of the book. What a "dirtbag"!
Get the book! You won't be sorry! And, thank you to my husband who is a hands on reader, and suggested I get the audio version of this book. Thank you Jeanine Pirro for your dedication to the law.
Loved this. Loved her to the point candor, and to the other posters who don't like parts of the book that play out showing her achievements... Well, a bit jealous? Funny that those 1 star posters were WOMEN. JEALOUS much?
Judge Jeanine Pirro is an incredible, vivacious, intelligent over-achiever who deserves to gloat a little.
I never read another book like this one.
Her brutally honest portrayal of law enforcement and the corruption they bring... I love the way she sarcastically calls people out on their bullshit. SHE RULES.
Her tenacity and drive are unmatched!
If I were only single... ;-)
Beautifully written and read. Highly recommend and if you haven't seen The Jinx yet, you'll definitely want to after hearing this.
Say something about yourself!
HE KILLED THEM ALL, Jeanine Pirro, 2016
Fantastic read; filled with lots of great & interesting history, judicial & legal info & autobiographical details...
AudioBook, read by her, is wonderful; Pirro, the loveliest person on FoxNews, speaks, as she writes, with conviction, authority & passion !
No, because I don't want to be yelled at so much.
Probably not unless she tones it down.
Just stop yelling so much.
If you would like to know the back story on this case this is a great read. It is a little detailed and at times it was difficult to follow all of the players but over all I enjoyed this book.
This book doesn't tell any more than the Jinx. Watch the HBO show and not have to listen to Pirro build herself up like she was a hero.
I find the Richard Durst story disturbing and interesting. I like to read all I can and learn more about this evil guy but this book is nothing but a podium for Jeanine Porro to talk about herself. In the first two chapters the author spoke more about herself than she did about anything else. This book was impossible to get through and not recommended.
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