Four murders, two false confessions, one meddling cop. And some Shaker Heights kids in the middle of it all.

JAMES ARNOS WAS ONLY NINETEEN when he found his grandfather’s dead body. It was Sunday, May 19, 1985 and James’s mother, Joly, had become concerned that she had not heard from her mother in several days. So she sent her son, James, to check in. Her mother was Dorothy Porter…


At 5:30 a.m., the morning of September 6, 2012, nineteen federal agents arrived at the home of Scott Wahl, in Virginia, to seize computers and hard drives they believed were used to download and view child pornography. At the time, Wahl was well known to the family of Maura Murray…


The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries.

By James Renner

Case Study: Joseph Newton Chandler

They called the dead man Joseph Newton Chandler but that wasn’t his name. He lived alone in an efficiency in a nondescript apartment complex in Eastlake, Ohio, a workaday suburb of Cleveland. …


Author’s note: The following story serves as a short bridge between my 2015 novel, The Great Forgetting, and an upcoming tale of Gothic horror.

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The TouchTunes machine was playing Zeppelin when Skoot walked into the Driftwood looking for Gordie. The bar hadn’t changed but Skoot had. The bar was still…


Author’s Note: The following short story, about two young men exploring a haunted house in 1992, takes place in the world of THE GREAT FORGETTING. It appeared as a chapter in an early draft of the novel. …

James Renner

James Renner is the author of THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE and TRUE CRIME ADDICT, the definitive book on the Maura Murray case. Website: https://jamesrenner.com/

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