"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.