The Serial Killer's Apprentice: And 12 Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes by James Renner | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Serial Killer's Apprentice: And 12 Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes

The Serial Killer's Apprentice: And 12 Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes

by James Renner
     
 
"James Renner is genuine. He cares about these victims . . . He’s right in the heart of the cases, digging and searching for answers. When it comes to true crime, this is the kind of writer we need." -- Crime Shadow News

Investigative journalist James Renner cracks open 13 of Northeast Ohio’s most intriguing unsolved crimes, including the 1964

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"James Renner is genuine. He cares about these victims . . . He’s right in the heart of the cases, digging and searching for answers. When it comes to true crime, this is the kind of writer we need." -- Crime Shadow News

Investigative journalist James Renner cracks open 13 of Northeast Ohio’s most intriguing unsolved crimes, including the 1964 murder of Garfield Heights teen Beverly Jarosz; the West Side disappearances of Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry; the mysterious suicide (or murder?) of Joseph Kupchik; and ten other equally haunting tales. These stories venture into dark alleys and seedy strip clubs, as well as comfortable suburbs and cozy small towns, where some of the region’s most horrendous crimes have occurred. Renner’s unblinking eye for detail and unwavering search for the truth make this book a gripping read.

"Renner doesn't just tell these stories. He gets involved in them, often taking a stab at trying to solve them as he did in the Amy Mihaljevic case . . . Most of the mysteries are as enticing as any you are likely to see on any network crime show." -- The News Journal

"A great book for true crime aficionados who don’t necessarily require a tidy ending . . . Renner has a great, documentary-like feel to his storytelling--you experience the cases first-hand as he sorts through the clues, theories, conjecture and intrigue." TrueCrimeDiary.com

Editorial Reviews

Laura Kennelly
Takes the imagination to a dark and chilling place. This, Renner’s second book, shows off his talents in the [crime] genre: an investigator’s persistence, a strong sense of mystery-suspense storytelling and a direct and restrained style that can both pull back to describe a crime scene and turn sympathetic to illuminate victims’ vibrant but lost lives . . . Renner’s writing is gripping, well researched and hard to put down.
Terry Mapes
Renner doesn't just tell these stories. He gets involved in them, often taking a stab at trying to solve them as he did in the Amy Mihaljevic case . . . Most of the mysteries are as enticing as any you are likely to see on any network crime show.
Michelle McNamara
A great book for true crime aficionados who don’t necessarily require a tidy ending. Reporter Renner investigates Cleveland’s most unsettling and mysterious cold cases . . . Renner has a great, documentary-like feel to his storytelling--you experience the cases first-hand as he sorts through the clues, theories, conjecture and intrigue.
Professor Plum
Chilling . . . This book is for the true-crime aficionado that understands the frustration of a cold case . . . It is for those of us that find the ice-cold splash of reality intellectually more refreshing than the perfect neatness of fiction.
Trench Reynolds
A most fascinating book. I know journalists are constantly told to stay objective, but it’s obvious that these cases have touched Mr. Renner on a personal level . . . I highly recommend this book to any true crime fan. It is one of the best I have read in a long time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013994010
Publisher:
Gray and Company, Publishers
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
338,341
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

James Renner is freelance writer and author. His film adaptation of a Stephen King story was an official selection at the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival. A graduate of Kent State University, Renner lives in Akron, Ohio. He is also author of "Amy: My Search for Her Killer" and the novel "The Man from Primrose Lane."

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