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James Renner
James Renner is a journalist and former reporter for Cleveland Scene. His true crime stories have been published in the Best American Crime Reporting and Best Creative Nonfiction anthologies. More recently, he has contributed to online sites such as Cracked and Boing Boing.He is the author of two... show more



James Renner is a journalist and former reporter for Cleveland Scene. His true crime stories have been published in the Best American Crime Reporting and Best Creative Nonfiction anthologies. More recently, he has contributed to online sites such as Cracked and Boing Boing.He is the author of two novels, The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting.A new nonfiction thriller, True Crime Addict, will be released May 24, 2016.He lives in Akron, Ohio.http://jamesrenner.com

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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 4 years ago
True Crime isn't my thing. I finally got around to In Cold Blood last year because A) I live in Kansas, and B) it's considered a classic of the genre. Otherwise, I've altogether avoided the investigation of murders, kidnappings, and other sensationalized “true” crimes.So why read a book called True ...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
When an eleven-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led Renner to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him post-trau...
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
True crime writer James Renner researches the disappearance of Maura Murray as his personal life goes up in flames.I got ARCs of this from Netgalley and from Random House.On the heels of reading [b:The Man from Primrose Lane|12476620|The Man from Primrose Lane|James Renner|https://d.gr-assets.com/bo...
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Widowed writer David Neff is at rock bottom when his agent drops the tale of The Man From Primrose Lane into his lap. Will a new book to work on bring him out of the funk he's been in since his wife's death or will his obsession kill him?Before I get down to business, let's all be honest with one a...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Now and then, I come across an interview with an author where the question is asked “What is the book you wish you'd written?” I hadn't ever given the question much thought, but as I anticipated the release of James Renner's latest novel, it came to me: The Man from Primrose Lane. Now, I don't wish ...
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