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. . . .
Crimson Stain is a well written and insightful examination of Amish life, and of a horrific tragedy. . . .
Joseph L. Chadwick
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
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
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!
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.
I finished the book, great writing.