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 fifteen-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 fifteen 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 book, 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.
Former Westchester County District Attorney Pirro, who investigated multimillionaire real-estate heir and suspected murderer Robert Durst for over a decade, had the professional background and personal experience to pen an insightful true crime account. Instead, she's produced an idiosyncratic story that offers plenty of ammo for those who view her as a self-promoter. The success of the recent HBO documentary series The Jinx has made Durst, currently facing murder charges in Los Angeles, better known, but Pirro's first-person account assumes more knowledge of his history than many readers will have. Instead of a chronological presentation of a complicated narrative that involves murders decades and coasts apart, Pirro opens with a description of her personal investment in convicting Durst of a 1982 homicide committed in her jurisdiction, and her desire to "dance in Manolo Blahniks on his grave." She then describes her reaction to the final episode of The Jinx, before getting to how in 1999 an informant gave her a lead in the disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathleen, a development that caused Pirro to devote considerable resources to proving that Kathleen was killed by her husband. Readers hoping for a definitive and balanced account of the case will be disappointed.
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Poorly written, but still interesting
Pirro repeats herself quite a bit in this book, but I still enjoyed reading her perspective on the Robert Durst saga as well as learn about evidence I didn't know about before (dry cleaning receipts, the green ink pens, etc). This made me want to watch The Jinx again, if nothing else.
He Killed them All
Great information. I can do without all her bragging over and over again and again. Too much. Did her wise mother ever tell her not to brag?