Bill James

May 16, 2011

Tags: Bill James, Albert DeSalvo, Boston Stranglers

"Some people think Bill James is God. They overstate, but not by much."

-- Vanity Fair magazine

James may not be God, but he's certainly the premier baseball statistician in the history of the game. And a fine writer. His newest book is "Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence," a departure from his usual turf.

I was happy to learn that James has given very favorable mention to my book "The Boston Stranglers" in "Popular Crime." And further happy that he spoke so kindly of me and my work in an interview with National Public Radio on May 14, 2011. You can listen to it, or read the transcript, here: www.npr.org/2011/05/14/136244180/inspecting-a-history-of-infamy-in-popular-crime.

Thank you very much, Mr. James, and may you sell a zillion copies.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
Fiction
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald