JAMES RENNER is the author of The Serial Killer's Apprentice and several other works of nonfiction. His true crime stories have appeared in The Best American Crime Writing anthology, as well the Cleveland Scene and Cracked.com. His method of using social media to solve cold cases was the subject of a CNN profile in 2015. He has also written two novels, The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting. He lives in Akron with his wife and children.
"[Renner] is just plain fun to read."--Marilyn Stasio, The
New York Times Book Review"You have not read a book like this
before and, I'd wager, you'll not engage with its like again. . . .
Renner is a tantalizing and almost gleeful tour guide to and
through the impulses of the armchair detective."--Minneapolis
"As the title suggests, [True Crime Addict] is an addictive read."--Bustle"The mystery of Murray's whereabouts is baffling. . . . [Renner's] chipping away at the facts of a ten-year-old case makes the reader hope that, in the end, the answers will be uncovered. An entrancing, brilliant next step for fans of the podcast Serial, Netflix's Making a Murderer, and other true crime cases."--Library Journal (starred review)"Brutally honest, no-holds-barred storytelling . . . Renner brilliantly covers all the bases here."--M. William Phelps, New York Times bestselling author"Renner's walk on the dark side makes for a highly compelling read."--Kathryn Casey, bestselling author of Deliver Us
"Renner's personal involvement in the case--and his self-destructive, relentless dedication to confronting the darkness at the heart of it [...is] noteworthy."--Publishers Weekly