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Mike Kirby: New book reveals unknown truths about Station nightclub fire

October 24, 2020

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The Sun Chronicle

"James managed to uncover these truths with some hard-nosed reporting and, more importantly, by securing the first-ever interviews given by the Derderians and their families."

The Boston Globe: Q&A with Scott James about "Trial by Fire"

October 23, 2020

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The Boston Globe

Questions from Boston Globe reporter Dan McGowan

Mike Kirby: North native turns spotlight on 90 tragic seconds

October 3, 2020

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The Sun Chronicle

A preview of the release of "Trial by Fire"

Booklist review recommends "Trial by Fire"

October 1, 2020

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Booklist

"Well-researched and well written... it is well worth reading for true crime fans who are tired of serial killers."

Praise from Kirkus for "Trial by Fire"

September 1, 2020

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Kirkus

"An unsettling history of horrific events whose memory is still fresh."

Starred Review for Alone Together from Library Journal

September 1, 2020

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Library Journal

Verdict: Among the first anthologies of its kind, this thoughtful and engaging compilation is recommended for readers seeking understanding and connection and a more empathetic and less materialistic post–­COVID-19 world.

Ninety writers offer their thoughts on life during a pandemic

August 20, 2020

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Washington Post

"Compulsively readable" - review of Alone Together

Trial by Fire receives Starred Review - Publishers Weekly

August 2020

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Publishers Weekly

"gripping, meticulously researched... James draws on his knowledge of the state’s politics and interviews with the principal players to present a complete, affecting picture of the tragedy’s terrible human cost. This is essential reading for true crime fans."

Buzz Books: Great Reads - 2020 Fall/Winter

May 2020

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Publisher's Marketplace

TRIAL BY FIRE selected by PublishersMarketplace - Great Reads - 2020 Fall/Winter

“Are You the Messiah?”

November 22, 2010

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The New Yorker

The magazine takes a deep dive to explore Scott’s story about an ordinary man who suddenly found himself worshipped as a god.

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha”

March 15, 2010

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The Colbert Report

Late night host Stephen Colbert’s send-up of Scott’s story about an unwilling messiah.

“Open Relationships”

February 2010

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Chelsea Lately

Chelsea Handler and her roundtable of comedians unpack Scott’s story about the prevalence of open relationships.

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