The following quotes are from some of the readers who have been kind enough to e-mail Jim with their comments on Crimson Stain:


I just finished reading Crimson Stain and felt compelled to say, it's one of the best books I've ever read. . . .

Tracy Johnson
2003

Crimson Stain is a well written and insightful examination of Amish life, and of a horrific tragedy. . . .

Joseph L. Chadwick
2003

Your book. . . kept me up very late last night, for several reasons. First, it is a well-written page-turner. You've done a marvelous job of making the facts come alive, creating real characters from newspaper photos.

Ann D. Androla
2004

I have read your book Crimson Stain and I love it so much. I live in Saegertown so after I read it I went to see it for myself.

Benjamin Tucker Schlopf
2005

After reading your book . . . for about the hundredth time, and lending it out about that many, I have a question -- where is Ed now? Thanks for your "turn-the-page" writing style. What a great book, and what a sad case!

Mary Champion
2007

I read your book years ago when I lived in California and recently re-read it upon moving to northwestern Pennsylvania. It is one of the finest true crime books ever written.

Kathy Coffaro
2007

I finished the book, great writing.

Darla Wood
2007