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True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray

Renner, James 1978- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1250089018
  • ISBN: 9781250089014
  • Physical Description: xi, 280 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Contents / Notes

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Paramour -- Full Disclosure -- All-American Girl -- Past Is Prologue -- The Gatekeeper -- Forget the Past -- Last Shift at Melville -- The Zoo -- Hacking the Universe -- Never Take Rides from Strangers -- The Runner -- Private Eyes -- What Really Happened at West Point -- Cracks in the Fa├žade -- The Clique -- Molly, Holly, and Bri -- Murray v. State of New Hampshire -- My Baker Street Irregulars -- The Chief's Demons -- What the TV Guy Told Me -- Aunt Janis -- Baby Brother -- How an Abduction Happens -- A Lucky Break -- Maura's Lovers -- BFF -- Consider the Red Herring -- The Londonderry Ping -- The Man with the Knife -- 22 Walker -- Between the Lines -- Pretrit Vasi -- The Shadow of Death Returns -- Motive -- 112dirtbag -- Mr. 1974 -- Family -- Bad Rabbit -- An Overdue Visit -- Outliers -- More Trouble in St. Albans -- The Zaps -- Silver Linings -- Confrontations -- "Drunk and Naked" -- Graves -- Borderland -- i Saw You Think -- Eucatastrophe -- Contempt -- Hard Time -- Beagle STrikes Back -- The Fool -- Everybody Lies -- Billy, Don't Lose My Number -- Closure Is for Doors -- Failed Tests -- How to Disappear -- Oh, Canada! -- Poker Face -- The Bitter and the Sweet.
Summary, etc.: "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 leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the course of his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being. As his quest to find Maura deepens, the case starts taking a toll on his personal life, which begins to spiral out of control. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of the complicated story of the All-American girl who went missing and James's own equally complicated true crime addiction. James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. In the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it is a fascinating look at a case that has eluded authorities and one man's obsessive quest for the answers"--
Subject: Renner, James 1978-
Murray, Maura 1982-
Journalists United States Psychology Case studies
Missing persons United States Case studies
Criminal investigation United States Case studies
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