Max Collins, in one of his CSI spin-off books (‘Heat Wave’), says the Miami-Dade Police department worked hard to solve the murder of Gianni Versace. (This sadly is a real case, where Andrew Cunanan was later convicted.)
However he then continues “the FBI shouldered forward, front and center, to take the credit for bringing down the ‘mad dog’ killer.”
- Is this true?
- Presumably there is a legal risk when any author includes a real-life case in their fictional story?