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In Cold Blood Detective’s Son Reflects on Brutal Case, Relationships with Capote and Harper Lee

Paul Dewey was just a boy in 1959 when his detective dad was assigned to investigate the brutal slayings of the Clutter family, who had been found bound and shot to death in their Holcomb, Kansas, farmhouse that November.

The crime — which stunned the tight-knit, trusting community — gained national attention, and eventually infamy, after author Truman Capote traveled there to research it for his 1966 book, In Cold Blood.

Capote’s non-fiction account, a bestseller of both wide acclaim and criticism (for its sometimes murky blend of factual reporting and fictional flourishes), soon became a 1967 film and is now thought of as a touchstone in America’s enduring fascination with true crime.

For the first time ever, in a new documentary, Paul Dewey is sharing his experiences growing up so close to the bloody case that inspired the book that inspired a genre.

“I was 9 when all this happened,”

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/in-cold-blood-detective-alvin-dewey-son-opens-up/

Retired MPD detective uses Milwaukee as backdrop for first crime novel

Published Sept. 2, 2017 at 1:06 p.m.

Larry Powalisz was a officer and detective in the Milwaukee Police Department from 1973 to 2001. Even though he now lives in Houston, Milwaukee was a natural setting for his first crime novel, “Circle of Terror,” which weaves local history and fiction – often in such a vivid way that it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s invented for the reader.

Set in present-day Milwaukee, the novel

Read more at: https://onmilwaukee.com/ent/articles/circle-of-terror.html

TCA Roundup: HBO Talks ‘Confederate’ Controversy, ‘True Detective’ Season 3 and More

The Television Critics Association press tour arrived in Beverly Hills on July 25 and will continue through Aug. 9. Each day, Variety will publish a roundup of the most essential news items to come out of the day’s panels.

In today’s roundup, Andrew Sodroski and Greg Yaitanes discussed the humanity in Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unabomber” series, Mahershala Ali was confirmed to star in “True Detective” season three, and HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys admitted the press release surrounding David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s Confederate project was misguided.

Sodroski and Yaitanes, producers of the six-part Unabomber limited series, said they wanted to bring light to certain aspects of a well-known criminal case like FX did with “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Paul Bettany stars as bomber Ted Kaczynski and Mark Duplass plays his older brother, David, who turned his brother

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/casey-bloys-confederate-tca-hbo-1202507881/

TCA Roundup: HBO Talks ‘Confederate’ Controversy, ‘True Detective’ Season Three and More

The Television Critics Assocation press tour arrived in Beverly Hills July 25 and will continue through August 9. Each day, Variety will publish a roundup of the most essential news items to come out of the day’s panels.

In today’s roundup, Andrew Sodroski and Greg Yaitanes discussed the humanity in Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unabomber” series, Mahershala Ali was confirmed to star in “True Detective” season three, and HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys admitted the press release surrounding David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s Confederate project was misguided.

Sodroski and Yaitanes, producers of the six-part Unabomber limited series, said they wanted to bring light to certain aspects of a well-known criminal case like FX did with “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Paul Bettany stars as bomber Ted Kaczynski and Mark Duplass plays his older brother, David, who turned his brother

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/casey-bloys-confederate-tca-hbo-1202507881/

A Homicide Detective Who Has Solved Almost 700 Cases Previews the Return of His True Crime TV Series

Garry McFadden is not your usual detective.

There are no ill-fitting blazers in his wardrobe. Instead, he’ll greet you in a pressed shirt with French cuffs and a tailored suit.

He doesn’t need to ask you about your favorite artist. Thanks to technology, he’ll know all about you before he meets you.

Most importantly, he avoids interrogation rooms. Why get a confession in a sterile room when you can get it over dinner at a diner?

“Homicide detectives do have a human side. They do have a heart,” he tells PEOPLE about his approach to investigating crimes. “Treat people equally. Give respect to everybody.”

McFadden’s personal style is highlighted in a true-crime series on Investigation Discovery, I Am Homicide, in which he stars. The show returns for its second season on Tuesday night.

In the series’ new season, viewers will get to see

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/i-am-homicide-garry-mcfadden-on-second-season/

Paris Poisoners and a Pioneering Female Detective: Your True Crime Books for the Beach

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Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/books/review/summer-reading-true-crime-books.html

‘True Detective’ Season 3 in the Works With David Milch

True Detective season three is inching closer to reality.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is working on a third season of the HBO anthology series with Deadwood creator David Milch, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

HBO would not confirm the news.

The duo are said to be in the early stages of writing a possible third season, which has not yet received a series order.

The news of a potential third season comes nearly two years after the polarizing second season of the drama, which starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams. The first season of True Detective drew wide acclaim for Pizzolatto, director Cary Fukunaga and stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Writing about the second season, THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman called it “confusing.”

Speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in July 2015, then-programming president Michael Lombardo praised Pizzolatto as “one of the

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-detective-season-3-works-david-milch-989083

True crime show features Shreveport detective, murder cases

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Former Shreveport Police Department Detective Rod Demery is the focus of a new show on Investigation Discovery, “Murder Chose Me,” which premieres Feb. 15. Each episode will examine a case worked by Demery in Shreveport.
(Courtesy Discovery Communications)

When Rod Demery was three years old, his mother was murdered. Decades later, his brother was convicted of a separate murder.

As for Demery, he went on to work more than 250 murder cases as a homicide detective with the Shreveport Police Department.

Now, a new show premiering on Investigation Discovery will focus on Demery, highlighting murder cases he solved with

Read more at: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2017/02/10/true-crime-show-features-shreveport-detective-murder-cases/97756436/