by Scott Thomas Anderson — published in The Sacramento News & Review

Old Town Edinburgh was once known as the murky fishbone, a medieval fossil spine that descends in a deformed slope from its castle-head to the courts and alleys fanning from its vertebrae like barbed ribs. Within this maze…

For investigators, it was two shocking discoveries in a 24-hour window — a pair of women who’d vanished from the quiet ranchlands east of Sacramento turned up dead, each brutally murdered and stuffed into totes concealed in different storage areas along the weeds and windbreak trees near Lake Camanche.

The…

After more than three decades, California authorities reopen a vicious unsolved murder

By Scott Thomas Anderson — published in the Sacramento News & Review

There was darkness over the tracks.

In the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 26, 1984, a patrol car moved down Roseville’s Atlantic Street, its headlights tracking smoke-brushed freight cars that idled in the largest switchyard on the West Coast…

by Scott Thomas Anderson — published in The Sacramento News & Review

Dana Gioia stepped through a Romanesque archway, looked at the stone columns down Pennsylvania Avenue and realized he needed a form of “self-brain surgery” — he had to escape Washington, D.C.

It was 2009 and the internationally known…

Scott Thomas Anderson

California journalist. Writer-producer of the ‘Drinkers With Writing Problems’ podcast. Author of ‘Shadow People’ & ‘The Cutting Four-piece’

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