Hardcover Mysteries

The details behind some of the world’s most intriguing crimes are uncovered on Investigation Discovery this February. Dan Abrams and Scott Pelley  – two of America’s most authoritative investigative journalists join Investigation Discovery’s Sunday night lineup in February. Abrams, chief legal analyst for NBC/MSNBC, offers a deeper exploration of cases featured on DATELINE with CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS; and award-winning correspondent Pelley hosts 60 MINUTES ON I.D. with a look at the series’ most compelling investigations. Also this month, best-selling authors reveal which real-life cases inspire their fictional masterpieces in HARDCOVER MYSTERIES; baffling “missing person”cases are explored in DISAPPEARED; and medical practitioners face surprising challenges as they practice their calling behind prison walls in DOCTORS BEHIND BARS


February programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:

NEW SERIES

HARDCOVER MYSTERIES
Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Authors of some of The New York Times’ best-selling thrillers and whodunits explore the line between fact and fiction in the eight-part series HARDCOVER MYSTERIES. Authors including David Baldacci (Absolute Power), Harlan Coben (Tell No One), Sara Paretsky (Blacklist) and Kathy Reichs (Bare Bones) use dramatic re-creations and interviews to explore the real-life cases that inspired their page-turners and compelled their fascination with mysteries.

DISAPPEARED
Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Follow missing person investigations and learn how and why people simply vanish on DISAPPEARED. Lead by hidden clues and unpredictable twists, this 13-part series begins from the moment an individual vanishes to the sometimes tragic resolution.

ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN
Sunday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

In the three-part series, ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN explores the danger involved pursuing relentless murderers in some of America’s most complex police investigations.

CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS
Sunday, February 13 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Chief legal analyst for NBC/MSNBC Dan Abrams digs deeper into stories from NBC’s DATELINE on CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS. The 12-part series provides an intimate look at the cases that captivated audiences by covering the details surrounding the crimes, the investigations, trials and verdicts. 

60 MINUTES ON I.D.
Sunday, February 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT

Stories from the CBS magazine show 60 MINUTES are expanded on 60 MINUTES ON I.D.. Offering the best of hard-hitting interviews and timely investigations, this eight-part series is hosted by award-winning 60 MINUTES correspondent, Scott Pelley.

BEHIND BARS
Wednesday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Explore the uncompromising reality of prison life through unrestricted access to the cellblocks of some of the highest-level security prisons on the four-part series BEHIND BARS.

NEW SPECIAL

DOCTORS BEHIND BARS
Wednesday, February 2 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
A surprising number of the doctors who work in Chicago’s sprawling Cook County jail are women. DOCTORS BEHIND BARS offers a glimpse at the dangers and challenges these doctors face when dealing with the city’s most dangerous criminals.

RETURNING SERIES

DEADLY WOMEN
Monday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Back with 13 new episodes, DEADLY WOMEN investigates the motives of history’s most notorious female murderers and reveals the bizarre world of women who kill for thrills. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions.