True Crime Addict: Audio Excerpt

Investigative journalist James Renner has been investigating Maura Murray’s disappearance since 2011. Renner set up the blog My Search for Maura Murray to share his thoughts and findings with the public, in hopes that others like him would take interest in the case or someone connected to Maura might reach out to provide newinformation on what actually happened.

When 11-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 led 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 uncovered numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura but also found himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being.

As his quest to find Maura deepened, the case started taking a toll on his personal life, which began 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' own equally complicated true crime addiction. 

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James Renner is a reformed muckraker who now writes novels and short fiction. He also occasionally dabbles in film and comedy. his latest novel, True Crime Addict, will be published this May.

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