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Bill James - Author

About the Author

Bill James lives in his native South Wales.  He is married with four children and is the author of a critical work on Anthony Powell as well as many thrillers and crime novels.
 

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Hitmen I Have Known

Hitmen I Have Known

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Hitmen I Have Known

Hitmen I Have Known

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Close

Close

Author: Bill James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Close

Close

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Play Dead

Play Dead

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Bill James Handbook 2018

Bill James Handbook 2018

Author: Bill James, Baseball Info Solutions Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continues rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.</

Man from the Train

Man from the Train

Author: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated baseball statistician and true crime expert Bill James first learned about these horrors, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the same know-how he brings to his legendary baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts, and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery: they learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal. In turn, they uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in America. Riveting and immersive, with writing as sharp as the cold side of an axe, The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system. James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history.

The Principals

The Principals

Author: Bill James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2017

The Principals A Satire on University Life

The Principals A Satire on University Life

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2017

First Fix Your Alibi British police procedural

First Fix Your Alibi British police procedural

Author: Bill James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2016

First Fix Your Alibi British Police Procedural

First Fix Your Alibi British Police Procedural

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2016

Bill James Handbook 2017

Bill James Handbook 2017

Author: Bill James, Baseball Info Solutions Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2016

Bill James and the Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continued rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.

The Principals

The Principals

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2016

Bill James Handbook 2016

Bill James Handbook 2016

Author: Bill James Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2015

Here is the first-to-market, most comprehensive, and most fun annual reference guide to the complete lifetime stats on every player in the majors in 2015. New sections include "e;On the Black"e; analysis of how often specific pitchers hit the corners of the plate and "e;Times to First Base"e; on how fast specific batters get to first on balls in play. And, of course, there will be first projections on what players can be expected to do next season in every facet of the game.

Disclosures

Disclosures

Author: Bill James Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2014

Panicking Ralph is a big-time villain - but he's a local villain - and when his life is threatened, policemen Harpur and Iles are straight on the caseDetective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, worry about the safety of one of the big-time crooks on their ground, Ralph Ember, sometimes known as Panicking Ralph. Yes, Ralph is a villain, but he's a local villain, and Harpur and Iles feel a kind of bizarre affection for him. And in any case, Ralph helps Iles keep the city reasonably peaceful. But now some awkward repercussions from Ralph's lawless past seem to bring danger.Ralph is aware of this new peril and has installed a bulletproof steel barrier to protect himself in the club he owns - but will this be enough to keep him safe? Harpur thinks not. Surely the upcoming party at the club will provide the perfect moment for a gunman to do for Ralph? The only way Harpur can be sure of protecting Ralph is to attend the party himself . . .

Disclosures

Disclosures

Author: Bill James Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2014

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