James Heimer

James Heimer is an illustrator, printmaker, and amateur crime fiction historian. He lives and works in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia with his wife, one human child and one dog child.

Stories By James Heimer

The Five Stirring Stanzas That Proved a Poem Can Help End a War

In 1918, a few lines by a Hungarian desk clerk spurred a revolution that helped end the Great War. Her words still ring true today.

The Quiet Death of the Man Who Built America’s Electric Chairs

When a soft-spoken 73-year-old from Arkansas succumbed to cancer, the country’s outdated mode of execution may have finally met its end.