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 (more…)

How I Came to Write The Boston Stranglers

August 8, 2009

Tags: Boston Stranglers, Albert DeSalvo, Cambridge Police, Crime

A number of people have asked me this question. Let me quote from the preface to the book, since that pretty much answers it:

November 8, 1981, was one of those lead-gray days when the sky seems very close to the earth. I was visiting the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department to do research for what would (more…)

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