"Murder Book"
L&O, Episode 17.16
Production number: 17016
First aired: 23 February 2007
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Rubirosa Murder Book
Written By
David Wilcox

Directed By
Constantine Makris


When the publisher of a controversial crime novel is murdered, the evidence points to a murderer who previously eluded McCoy's efforts at prosecution.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


If I Killed Her; Jennifer Lampard; Serena Darby; Virgil Publishing; Cafe du Jardin; Death Junky


Arthur Branch: Convince me that this is not colored by your history with Lange.
Jack McCoy: I want to convict him, Arthur. This coincides nicely with the fact that he's guilty.

Nina Cassady (to J.P. Lang): Well, this isn't exactly the prison you belong in now, is it?
J.P. Lang: Your partner's got some mouth on her.
Jack McCoy: Quite a writer's retreat. I don't think it took Tolstoy half that long to crank out "War and Peace".
J.P. Lang: There's nothing in that book she needed to be concerned about.
Jack McCoy: Really? Don't you confess to the murder of your wife?

Background information and notes

  • This episode was inspired by the controversy surrounding O.J. Simpson's proposed book, If I Did It, and his subsequent conviction of robbery & other charges EXACTLY 13 years after his acquittal of murder.

Episode scene cards

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Virgil Publishing
333 Lexington Avenue
Tuesday, January 24

Café Du Jardin
808 Madison Avenue
Tuesday, January 24

NYPD Computer
Investigation &
Technology Unit (CITU)
Wednesday, January 25

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Tuesday, January 31

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Donny's Auto Reapir
512 West 21st Street
Monday, February 6

Chambers of
Judge Stephen Emerton
Friday, February 10

Supreme Court
Trial Part 30
Monday, February 27

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