If you know me, you know I’m some what of a true crime junkie. I mean, just look at how I raved about Kara Thomas’s THE DARKEST CORNERS.
Recently (and by that, I mean a lot later than everyone else), I was introduced to The Jinx. I watched it, rapt. My feelings about Robert Durst fluctuated between, “he’s misunderstood” to “he’s a cold-hearted killer!” to “did he really just confess…?”
So when I was browsing at my favorite local haunt, Barnes & Noble, I was (of course) in the True Crime section and stumbled upon this beauty:
I was like WHAT!? But because I’m on limited funds, I decided to see if the library had a copy. (They did!) And I got it within a few days. (Eei!)
Some Background: Jeannine Pirro is a retired New York District Attorney. She was the one that brought the Kathie Durst case back to the light of day around 1999 (long before The Jinx aired on HBO). She’s currently a Fox News consultant, and I was immediately like, “Uh oh.” Because, you know, Fox News…
As it would turn out, Pirro is pretty freaking hilarious. I would definitely gobble up any books she’s written before (or will write in the future). I especially liked the style of this memoir — but I’ll save that for the review.
Here’s the review for
He Killed Them All by Jeannine Pirro
Simon & Shuster, 2016
What It’s About:
A true crime memoir written by retired District Attorney Jeannine Pirro and her quest for justice against Robert Durst in the unsolved cold case of his wife, Kathie Durst, who went missing in 1982.
Not only does Pirro talk about reopening the case, but she includes anecdotes of her time as DA of Westchester County in New York; her work as a domestic violence advocate; The Jinx, and Durst’s alleged murders of Susan Berman and Morris Black.
It’s a pretty comprehensive look at all things surrounding Durst, but also gives a good insight into what it’s like being an elected government official.