Steve Miller is writing his fourth true crime book on the Bashara case, Murder in Grosse Pointe Park: Privilege, Adultery, and the Killing of Jane Bashara (Penguin/Berkley, September 2015). Miller has worked for the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report, People magazine and Texas Watchdog. He was a Carnegie Legal Reporting Fellow in 2010 and an Edgar Award finalist in 2012. Follow him @penvengeance.


How a small-town Midwestern businessman saw cash in putting flesh on the outdoor screen and rode that to the charmed life of playing golf in the Central American jungle.

Cops and Clowns

They have the tattoos, the face paint, and the tattered clothes, and they hold the door for people and say “thank you.” ‘This is not a place where you’re going to be judged,’ said Hippie Joe, between huffs of a morning joint.


A Utah mother charged with killing six of her infant children was described as cold and aloof by a neighbor. Police are still searching for answers in the tragedy.


The Michigan homeowner charged with fatally shooting a black teenager is described by an ex-girlfriend as someone who ‘drank a lot’ but was ‘never violent.’


Over a week after Renisha McBride was shot in the face by a white stranger, charges have yet to be filed. But the family’s attorney says race has nothing to do with it.

Mayor’s Race

The Michigan city, down on its luck, is poised to elect its first white mayor in 40 years. He’s got his work cut out for him.