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

October 24, 2020


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


The Boston Globe

Questions from Boston Globe reporter Dan McGowan

Mike Kirby: North native turns spotlight on 90 tragic seconds

October 3, 2020


The Sun Chronicle

A preview of the release of "Trial by Fire"

Booklist review recommends "Trial by Fire"

October 1, 2020



"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



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

Starred Review for Alone Together from Library Journal

September 1, 2020


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


Washington Post

"Compulsively readable" - review of Alone Together

Trial by Fire receives Starred Review - Publishers Weekly

August 2020


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


Publisher's Marketplace

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

“Are You the Messiah?”

November 22, 2010


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


The Colbert Report

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

“Open Relationships”

February 2010


Chelsea Lately

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

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