Muse, by James Renner

Muse, by James Renner HOT

  • Author: James Renner
  • Artist: Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Page Count: 128
  • Pub. Date: July 2024
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-950-6
  • Status: Preorder

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A novella from the author of The Man from Primrose Lane

by James Renner

About the Book:
The enclosed was transcribed from ten mini-cassette tapes that were recovered from the offices of Boston attorney William J. Latch following his disappearance on June 19, 2014.

These tapes are part of the evidentiary record in the civil case of Latch V. Weymouth Life & Casualty.

William J. Latch was declared dead by the State of Massachusetts in April 2015 after Magistrate Gavin FitzGerald reviewed these tapes, privately, in his chambers. Weymouth Life & Casualty was therein ordered to release Latch's survivor's benefits to his children.

Latch's body has never been found.

His client, Michael Hadley, also remains missing...

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• Retail price $15

James Renner is the author of the novel The Man from Primrose Lane and the nonfiction thriller, True Crime Addict. He currently hosts Lake Erie's Coldest Cases for Discovery ID and a podcast, The Philosophy of Crime. He lives in Akron, with his wife and children.

"This is a horror-filled book about creativity and storytelling and compulsion, not metaphorical but literal… Muse is now far and away my favorite Renner work." –

"Renner’s spin on the Lovecraft-go-round is a dark-ass supernatural detective thriller speculating about the source of inspiration for two of America’s gloomiest, murkiest writers. It is a bloody, and clever and slick-noir journey through a criminal underbelly of east coast gangsters and cultists and amorous boy scout leaders and ambitious teenage novelists and it is creepy and rewarding and HIGHLY EFFABLE. like, ‘we are all effed-able.’ Finally, a Lovecraft i could love."  – Karen Brissette.