- A Problem of Evidence: How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson (1995) non-fiction
- Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans (William Morrow Press) (1993) non-fiction
- The Boys Who Would Be Cubs (1990)
Joseph Bosco was born August 30, 1948, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi (B.A. in Fine Arts) and the University of New Orleans (Master’s in Fine Arts). He lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, for many years. He covered the O. J. Simpson trial in 1995 for Penthouse Magazine and used his research to write a book called A Problem of Evidence. During the trial, the defense team called him to testify about the source for one of his articles. He refused, citing the California Shield Law, which protects confidential sources. The judge sided with him and he was not sent to jail.
In 2002, he took a job teaching English at Xiamen University and later moved to Beijing where he was Visiting Professor of Journalism at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. While there, Joseph Bosco developed strong opinions on the Taiwan issue. He died July 8, 2010, at the age of 61. The Los Angeles Times describes him as a freelance crime writer in his obituary. (See link below).
- Joseph Bosco’s obituary in the LA Times (2010)
- The Man with the bloodied nose for news, by Bill Boyarsky (1998)
- My friend Joseph Bosco has passed away. The Peking Duck
- Louisiana court allows reporter’s privilege for author of book about slaying (1994)
- The Book author who didn’t dies (2014)
- Another Joseph Bosco who met journalist and author Joseph Bosco describes the author and another Joseph Bosco! All with ties to China and Taiwan.
- Article by Joseph Bosco in The Diplomat called The Implications of China’s Anti-Corruption Drive.
- Joseph Bosco dies at 61; freelance crime writer wrote book about O.J. Simpson murder trial, by Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times. July 24, 2010.