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Murder Book 

Green and Cassady investigate the death of a publishing agent who approved a book written by an ex-athlete that describes how he would have murdered his wife if he was in fact the real killer.


Constantine Makris


Dick Wolf (created by), David Wilcox


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
Milena Govich ... Detective Nina Cassady
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Alana De La Garza ... A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
Fred Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Mario Van Peebles ... Attorney Carsley
Christopher Denham ... Gerald Stockwell
Kelly Hutchinson ... Lydia Neville
Marlyne Barrett ... Attorney Bocanegra (as Marlyne N. Afflack)
Damian Young ... Judge Stephen Emerton
Dennis Cockrum ... Don Lampard
Louis Vanaria ... Todd Dawson
Bobby Cannavale ... J.P. Lange
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Elaine Fowler


Green and Cassady investigate the death of a publishing agent who approved a book written by an ex-athlete that describes how he would have murdered his wife if he was in fact the real killer.

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Detective Ed Green: [chasing a suspect] Get your ass back here!
Gerald Stockwell: [struggling as Green cuffs him] What are you doing?
Detective Ed Green: Your hands.
Detective Nina Cassady: [taking his license out of his wallet] Oh, what do you know? Gerald Stockwell.
Gerald Stockwell: I don't have money, okay? I can't pay you right now, yeah?
Detective Ed Green: Who do you think we are?
Gerald Stockwell: What? You're cops?
Detective Nina Cassady: Homicide.
Gerald Stockwell: Homicide? What? I didn't do anything! I didn't do anything!
Detective Ed Green: [dragging him out of the building] They always say that when they run.
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I know the difference between vengeance and justice, Arthur. We have a solid case.
6 February 2018 | by Mrpalli77See all my reviews

A maintenance man noticed a bag that prevented elevator doors from closing. Some blood stains were left on the wall with broken glasses on the ground: a woman lied on the floor after being repeatedly beaten. She was strangulated. Cassady figured out she was a publisher and recently she promoted a controversial book in which the writer described the way he would have killed his murdered wife. That's why she received several lawsuits. The writer, a former baseball player, lived like he was an inmate inside his aparment, due to paparazzi who followed him 24/7. Anyway, the victim had a dinner the night before with the baseball player, something he forgot to mention to detective; they had a sex relationship and he gave to her the book with "goodbye" signature that ended in the hand of another unsuccessful writer: to reduce his sentence, the guy (a ghostwriter) stated to know something about jurors' bribery in the wife murder.....

A very twisted episode, McCoy was sure to convict the right killer, but he made a mistake; anyway it's very hard to prove what he thought. He had to do his best with several tricks at trial, but defense attorney (Mario Van Peebles) is a tough guy.

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Release Date:

23 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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