A young woman is shot in her home just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Was it an accident? Or something far more sinister?
When the body of a former school chancellor is fished out of the Hudson River, Detectives Goren and Eames find out that he was a high roller on a casino boat off the New York coast. They soon zero in on Joey (guest star Lou Taylor Pucci), a talented but arrogant young gambler who was owed $500,000 by the victim. But the police also cannot ignore the dead man's resentful brother-in-law Phil, (guest star John Pankow) when they discover that he not only raised Joey, but taught him poker and intentionally placed him on the ship on the fateful night.
When a high-school boy goes missing in 1982, police believe he ran away, but his family fears he was murdered.
There's high drama in the opera house when a young violinist is pushed to her death and Detectives Logan and Barek check out the arrogant conductor Reinhardt (guest star Julian Sands). Turns out Reinhardt also has been conducting an affair with his soprano, Gillian (guest star Alice Krige) -- who happens to be the victim's mother. While the detectives theorize that Reinhardt actually was romancing both women, they receive jarring medical news that sheds harsh new light on the evidence.
A random post on a social networking site changes everything about a case that put two brothers in prison for more that two decades.
When the latest in a series of prostitutes is found dead after falling from an airline wheel well, Detectives Logan and Barek suspect that an airport worker is responsible and their criminal profile suggests a sexually repressed male -- such as FAA inspector Duane Giddins (guest star Brad Renfro, "The Client"). However, the investigation centers on the abuse that Giddins and his elusive silent partner (guest star Ethan Embry, "Sweet Home, Alabama") inflict on the unsuspecting women before their bodies are dumped.
On Nantucket Island, Mass., a couple's connection is instantaneous, but their summer romance takes a tragic turn; it seems like an open-and-shut case, but there's a surprise in store.
The slaying of a young computer company employee has Detectives Goren and Eames poking around the stealth security employed by rival tech firms where they lock onto an unstable code-writer Robbie (guest star DJ Qualls) -- whom they believe is being manipulated by his secretive therapist as Katrina (guest star Jennifer Van Dyck). Goren believes the key to the case lies with the suspect's paranoid behavior which could have been exploited after recent weeks of "treatment" under the doctor's bizarre care.
Early one frigid morning, in a small rural New York town, a house burns to the ground, and a woman is found dead in the debris. It's called an accident, but is it?
After the son of a police officer is mistakenly murdered, investigating Detectives Logan and Barek step into the middle of a brutal mob war that also has ensnared dirty cops who sold out to help the rival crime families. But when Captain Deakins informs Logan that he wants both the tainted officers and a mob underboss, Logan takes aim at one decorated ex-officer (guest star David Keith, "An Officer and a Gentleman") -- and finds himself the public target of the man's lawyer who claims the detective has a little "history" of his own.
Nona Dirksmeyer was a young beauty queen with a boyfriend she adored. They were planning a future together. Then, Nona was brutally killed. The crime shook her hometown and exposed someone with a secret past. But did the evidence add up to murder?
As returning Detective Mike Logan joins the Major Case team, Detective Goren finds himself confronted again with Nicole Wallace (guest star Olivia D'Abo) -- his murderous nemesis -- when he and Detective Eames check out the drug-related slaying of a city health inspector. The key link is the victim's brother Evan, (guest star Kevin J. O'Connor), a recently widowed medical examiner who is romantically involved with the re-surfaced Wallace, and the investigators fear that the man's young daughter might be Wallace's next victim.
It's Friday the 13th and something sinister is about to happen: a chilling double murder in an upscale home; the evidence seems to tell a clear story until investigators discover a marriage filled with secrets and a story that doesn't add up.
After a busy dentist's (guest star Bronson Pinchot) wife dies from a form of dioxin poisoning, Detectives Goren and Eames ponder a likely set of suspects: the jealous doctor, the victim's possible online lover and a tight group of weekly trivia players. They also focus on who could have obtained the poison but their crucial clue is jealousy -- which might begin with a dead woman.
A young woman's murder remains unsolved until someone comes forward to reveal her own harrowing story.
Detectives Goren and Eames are curious about an altruistic Good Samaritan (as Wainwright, guest star Gregg Edelman) who gives away his organs and money to the needy. However, when two people are murdered, including a transplant recipient, the police believe the suspect took a controlling interest in those whose lives he changed. But making their case stick hinges on coincidental medical evidence that occurred when the charitable man callously double-crossed his murderous partner.
A soon-to-be bride is caught in the middle of a twisted murder plot that has detectives questioning if she played a role in it.
The murder of a corrections officer points the Major Case squad toward a corrupt Brooklyn prison where unaccounted-for prisoners are secretly abused by guards -- and the key to exposing the ring lies with a prison nurse whose boyfriend is the maverick Detective Mike Logan. As Logan warily aids Detectives Goren and Eames in their probe, they discover an unseemly political connection and ultimately must jeopardize their lives inside the forboding walls.
A young woman's murder remains unsolved until someone comes forward to reveal her own harrowing story.
When the association president of a swanky Manhattan condominium tower is murdered with an electrical saw, Detectives Goren and Eames find themselves dead-center in a beehive of secrets among its residents -- but a disturbed young nanny draws their attention and prompts them to use Eames as a decoy. Concerns over the building's shoddy construction and suspicious behavior between other owners force the detectives to look behind the marbled facade.
A prominent doctor's wife is murdered on Valentine's Day. Investigators had plenty of theories to work with, but the suspect they brought into custody shocked everyone.
Detectives Goren and Eames track a mysterious young diamond "swallower" (guest star Grace Shu) who is being manipulated by Nicole Wallace (D'Abo) -- Goren's murderous and chameleon-like nemesis. As Goren closes in on Wallace, he discovers a horrifying secret that may allow him to finally close the book on his lethal adversary.
When a young woman finds out that her boyfriend might have shot and killed a college football player out of revenge, she struggles with coming forward to officials, fearing she could lose her life.
When three Hispanic men are gunned down on one night, Detectives Goren and Eames first suspect a hate crime involving an angry, off-center police officer until they discover that the clever culprit exploited the cop's sleepwalking problem as a cover for the slayings that involve a family fortune. During their probe, the investigators also home in on a mousy woman (as Beth, guest star TBA) who lived next to the officer -- and they believe that she is highly motivated by revenge against someone.
A teenager is convicted of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself; exclusive interviews with those on both sides of the case.
Bad-breeding and brooding on a tony horse farm result in a bloody murder of an attractive veterinarian who began to question curious drug use surrounding her equine patients -- but Detectives Goren and Eames lay their ears back when they uncover a barn full of sexually active stable mates who appear to be smuggling illegal drugs in their animals. Goren, in particular, seizes on the jealousy and class rivalries between the rich owners and the married couple who work for them.
Tex and Diane McIver were an Atlanta power couple. She was a successful business woman. He was a lawyer with big political ties. One night and one turn changed their lives forever.
Detectives Goren and Eames delve into the murder of a young musician who was romantically linked to his married psychiatrist and they focus on her psychologist-husband -- but they discover the head-shrink couple are obsessed by playing dangerous mind games with each other. Knowing that acid was used on the victim's face further bolsters the Major Case squad's theory that the slaying was personal, and the key could be the pair's adult daughter who grew up as her parents' referee.
When well-liked school superintendent Keith Reed fails to show up at a conference, family and colleagues descend on his house. Alarm bells start to ring when they discover most of the superintendent’s personal things – all but his cell phone -- are there.
After they receive an anonymous letter, Detectives Goren and Eames exhume the body of an elderly man whom they discover was poisoned. The posse of suspects includes his artistic and ambitious widow and Harvey, a snobbish charity fundraiser with shady mob connections. The detectives hope to discover how the celebrity-loving Harvey gained his seed money to attract New York's high society as well as his connection to the widow -- but the key may lie with his bitter and resentful mother.
For an agonizing four days, the fear was paralyzing. A city was under siege. Six people had been gunned down, but how were the killings linked? A retired detective connected the dots, initiating the manhunt for a man with a gun and a grudge.
When a wealthy father is found savagely beaten to death, Detective Goren and temporary partner Bishop find a family album of suspects, including the victim's soon-to-be ex-wife, a nanny who cared for the couple's adopted Romanian sons and a suspicious aunt and uncle. However, after Goren delves deeper into the family's past, his only hope of sorting out the jumble of possible killers is to call for a clan reunion -- in family court.
“After The Party,” looks into the mysterious death of a young mother who ended up dead with a gunshot wound to the head after hosting a New Year’s Eve party. What was at first ruled a suicide was later thought to be a homicide that was covered up by the police to protect one of their own.
In search of a missing bookkeeper, Detectives Goren and a pregnant Eames stumble upon a ledger's worth of bodies, including the victim's hitman brother who botched a job and was whacked two years ago -- and the tortuous trail seems to lead to an imprisoned mobster who is due for parole. But when a key suspect linked to all the slayings turns up facedown in the river, the cops have to think outside the box to unravel the tangled we
It's two weeks before Christmas when a sudden disappearance sends a chill through a sleepy town in upstate New York. Jennifer Ramsaran -- wife and mother of three -- has vanished.
When a promising young architecture student is found murdered with a screwdriver, Detectives Goren and Eames discover that the victim's bold design for a new and prestigious downtown building strongly resembles those of a celebrated architect (as Ben Laurette, guest star Olek Krupa) -- whose personal life is even more elaborate than his blueprints. By tracing a nexus of women, the detectives look for a connection between the slain man and the skyscraper designer in a byzantine case that would singe the pages of Architectural Digest.
It was in the still of the night when it started. A cold-blooded serial killer, lurking in the woods, peeping through windows and stalking for his next victim. It's a tale that would be hard to believe, if it didn't really happen.
When a beautiful college math student who worked as a card-counter at poker clubs is found murdered, Detectives Goren and Eames begin their investigation with a group of computer nerds -- but they later discover an even more profitable computer gambling system with higher stakes and tougher suspects. Even more startling, the cops soon find their own workstations were pilfered by a brazen and disguised ringleader who knows no fear and has bigger plans for horse racing scams.
Linda Curry had it all: looks, a great job and a brilliant husband. When she got sick, doctors were stumped. Then, she died and police were as puzzled as the doctors, but not her close friends and family. They just needed someone to listen
After the daughter of an elderly, recently-deceased U.S. Senator is found slashed to death, Detectives Goren and Eames poke around and discover that the woman wanted her father cryogenically frozen -- and that the politically-ambitious surviving son is not really the Senator's biological child. But their case picks up speed when they learn that the lawmaker was cremated -- just after his brain was removed by a Machiavellian kingmaker lurking behind the scenes.
In high school, Christian, Erika and Pedro formed a tight trio: best friends who excelled at academics and shared big dreams. When they went to college something changed. It started with a secret romance and ended in tragedy.
When two low-rent father-and-son crime figures are found slain, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) discover some depleted hidden accounts that lead them to another son (guest star Sean Dugan) -- who could have been easily manipulated by a shady self-improvement guru (guest star John Benjamin Hickey) to kill for the money. Even though the detectives arrest their prime2017 suspect, they cannot make a case against the ultimate puppetmaster unless Goren can devise an elaborate ruse and beat him at his own game.
When Corey Parker doesn’t show up for her waitressing shift, a co-worker goes to her apartment in Jacksonville Beach, Florida to check on her. What he finds triggers an investigation that would last almost seven years.
When the son and daughter of a wealthy businessman are found murdered in his apartment, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) suspect the father's second wife (guest star Noelle Beck) -- but discover the key to the homicide may lie with two young nannies (guest stars Tammy Blanchard and Merritt Wever) with ties to the aggrieved family. However, the police probe could prove fruitless unless Goren can find more crucial information on the women's background and relationship.
Connie and Larry Hoagland built a life centered on faith and family. Then, a vicious attack threatened it all. Someone wanted Connie dead. But who? After a bomb exploded underneath her car, secrets started to emerge.
The murder of a child services worker and a deputy mayor first has Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) tracking a physically abusive man until they discover the female victim's special interest in a child prodigy (as Robbie, Liam Aiken) whose ambitious father (as David, Tim Guinee ) has pushed his son into increasingly difficult and lucrative academic competition. As Goren probes deeper into the lad's vulnerable psyche, he believes that the social worker was going to veto the baby Einstein's admission into a prestigious, accelerated school.
Sandi Johnson always put her kids first. When she vanished without a word, her loved ones were frantic. Police discovered dark secrets in Sandi’s marriage and several men in her life. Which one of them had something to hide?
The mysterious murder of a wealthy publisher perplexes Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) but their key link is Erica, an orphaned and elusive teenaged author whose Dickensian tragedies have spawned best-selling books and profitable charities -- but no one except for a few shady characters can say they've ever met "Erica." Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance star.
Bonnie Haim, a devoted young mother and wife, goes missing shortly after Christmas. Authorities find her purse at a nearby motel and her car abandoned in the airport parking lot. Her family pleads for answers.
When a recently paroled bank robber is slain, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) check out the victim's sister (guest star Cara Buono), a social-climbing wannabe with a romantic connection to a man (guest star Michael Emerson) who is living a double life as a bogus United Nations economist. But as the cops close in, Goren learns of the man's desperate need to gain the approval of his children -- and he races to prevent even more murders. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
A Halloween turns tragic when a fiancée is killed at a bar. The investigation proves difficult when it's discovered all suspects were in costume.
When an embezzling executive's (guest star James Colby) wife and two daughters are kidnapped by a loan shark as collateral on a huge debt, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) are frustrated by his lack of cooperation -- even after the hostages are released after one of the girls is sexually assaulted. Stonewalled by the frightened family, the investigators must backtrack quickly to the brutal and thuggish enforcer (guest star Ritchie Coster) who actually captured them -- and plans more mayhem for another indebted family. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
The murder of a young schoolteacher in Pennsylvania goes unsolved for years, but investigators discover a new tool that may finally help unlock the murderer's identity.
When an investigative reporter and his fiancee are gunned down, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) hope to learn what the murder victim had intended to expose, but when they close in on the shooter, the cops discover dotted lines that connect to organized crime - and possibly the governor's office. While an uneasy Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) chafes at the prospect of sniffing around the power elite, Goren and Eames plunge full speed ahead and focus on key evidence that a bribe was paid at the state's highest level. Courtney B. Vance also stars.
A soldier, just back from Afghanistan, is gunned down on the side of the road in Kentucky. Detectives quickly uncover a secret that could solve the case.
When a Catholic church sexton (guest star Stephen McKinley Henderson) is found murdered in the sanctuary, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) search for a thieving drug addict (guest star Alex Feldman) who works there, but their investigation grows dicey when it appears that the victim was skimming church funds -- and diverting them to the suspect. A further complication arises when the police make another grim discovery that implicates other important church officials in a widening scandal. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
The launch of a heated lawsuit over the potential theft of a multi-million dollar website leaves two bodies in the company's office. Goren and Eames enter the world of "Kizmate" - a site devoted to connecting people who share fleeting romantic encounters - and investigate its key members to determine if the killings were coincidence or something more.
The homicide of private first class soldier and young mother Kaitlyn Ramirez; a glimpse into the FBI's crime lab and an in-depth look at how multiple agencies uncovered a plot that spanned several states and prompted suspicions of espionage
A murder case considered closed by North Dakota detectives is suddenly reopened when a confidential informant comes forward with a tip about an unlikely suspect.
When a wealthy wine importer is found dead in his cellar after hosting a tasting of two hundred year-old wine, Goren and Eames uncover the conspiratorial workings of a high-end auction house. The guests of the tasting, a sexy grifter couple, and the victim's wife are brought into suspicion as deeper investigations reveal the victim's true nature and new motives come to light.
A mother's death initially appears to be a suicide, but when investigators start to interview those closest to her, an evil plot emerges.
Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) must determine if a banker was murdered or committed suicide. They discover the bank's only client is the Catholic Church and dig into a scandal and cover-up linked to the murder.