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Ann Rule wrote true-crime novels full-time from 1969 until her recent death. Her 33 novels were augmented by her 1,400 articles about criminal cases. Many of her relatives worked in law enforcement and she herself became a policewoman in Seattle. Even her college studies centered on writing, criminology, and crime scene investigation. She continued attending police seminars long after she had left the force to write, and became a certified instruction and go-to expert on everything to do with murder.

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The Stranger Beside Me
by Ann Rule
Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her...
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Categories: True Crime
Small Sacrifices
by Ann Rule
When Diane Downs and her three children were shot on a quiet, country road, residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened. A bushy haired stranger had flagged down their car, Diane told police, as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children. Despite the fact she was shot, too, the young mother...
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Practice to Deceive
by Ann Rule
From “America’s best true-crime writer” ( Kirkus Reviews ) Ann Rule comes the New York Times bestselling mystery novel of drama, greed, sex, scandal, and murder on an eerie island in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled in Puget Sound and accessible only by ferry, Whidbey Island is a gem off the coast of Washington State where life...
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The I-5 Killer
by Ann Rule
Award-winning student Randall Woodfield was every college girl's dream - and nightmare. This "boy-next-door" type cruised an 800-mile-long northwestern highway, the I-5 in search of his prey - woman of all ages. He subjected them to horrifying abuse and notched up at least 44 victims before he was caught and convicted. This is his story.
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You Belong to Me and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol. 2)
by Ann Rule
Lorraine Hendricks should have had a long and wonderful life. Athletic, smart, and beautiful, she was also the mother of a six-year-old daughter. She was just 43 when her future was stolen by a most unlikely monster. State Patrolman Tim Harris was a father of two, described by supervisors as a “model” trooper. Few who glanced...
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Categories: True Crime
If You Really Loved Me
by Ann Rule
There was only one way to please her father: Murder his wife.... David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two. When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept, Brown's fourteen-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts...
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Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16
by Ann Rule
#1 New York Times bestselling author and queen of true crime Ann Rule’s sixteenth volume in her True Crime Files series, Deadly Neighbors delves into the unsolved case of a billionaire’s son mysteriously falling off a balcony to his death and more. In July 2011, billionaire Jonah Shacknai’s Coronado, California, mansion was...
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A Rose For Her Grave (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 1)
by Ann Rule
Ann Rule's Crime Files books have delivered the very best in true crime reading since A Rose for Her Grave, first in the acclaimed series, made its debut. Distinguished by the former Seattle policewoman's razor-sharp eye for telling detail and her penetrating analysis of the criminal mind, this gripping collection of accounts drawn from...
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Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal
by Ann Rule
WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER . . . OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER? For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta...
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Lust Killer
by Ann Rule
When young women begin mysteriously disappearing in Oregon, Police Lieutenant James Stovall leads a relentless search for a killer. With little evidence available, and the public screaming for answers, he must find a remorseless, brutal killer whose identity will shock them all....
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Possession
by Ann Rule
Warning: This book contains adult content that is not appropriate for children.  Please be aware that some readers are offended by the explicit sexual scenes. In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ann Rule, the undisputed master of true crime, brings her formidable talents to her only novel, a riveting tale of psychological suspense....
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
A Fever In The Heart (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 3)
by Ann Rule
A FEVER IN THE HEART covers the real life drama of a love triangle that ended in tragedy, shocking the tight knit community of Yakima, Washington. What began as an innocent flirtation erupted into an affair that destroyed many lives. At its center were three people so charismatic, attractive and intelligent, that they should have had...
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The Want Ad Killer
by Ann Rule
After his first grisly crime, Harvey Louis Carignan beat a death sentence and continued to manipulate, rape, and bludgeon women to death—using want ads to lure his young female victims. And time after time, justice was thwarted by a killer whose twisted legal genius was matched only by his sick savagery. Here, complete with the...
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Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?
by Ann Rule
The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime Files volumes, based on fascinating case histories, have assured her reputation as our premier chronicler of crime. Now the former Seattle policewoman brings us the horrific...
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Mortal Danger (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 13)
by Ann Rule
FROM TRUST TO TERROR... FROM SECURITY TO SURVIVAL The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime collection. Only Ann Rule, who unknowingly worked alongside the smart and charming Ted Bundy -- America's most notorious serial killer -- could lend her...
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Don't Look Behind You: Ann Rule's Crime Files #15
by Ann Rule
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you . . . run . Ann Rule, who shared...
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Bitter Harvest: A Womans Fury A Mothers Sacrifice
by Ann Rule
GIFTED WITH A BRILLIANT MIND, BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY -- AND CURSED WITH A DESTRUCTIVE MADNESS In this harrowing New York Times bestseller, Ann Rule is at her masterful best as she winnows horrific truths from the ashes of what seemed like paradise in Prairie Village, Kansas. Rule probes the case of Debora Green, a doctor...
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The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 5)
by Ann Rule
AS SEEN ON 48 HOURS -- AN EXPLOSIVE ACCOUNT OF LETHAL GREED AND TWISTED DESIRE, FROM THE FILES OF AMERICA'S #1 TRUE CRIME WRITER, ANN RULE They were best friends, four talented and charismatic young men who lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and...
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Categories: True Crime
Danger In The Dorm (Retro Ann Rule True Crime Short Book 1)
by Ann Rule
It was 1968, and Ann Rule tapped out stories on an old fashioned typewriter in the basement of her beach shack, with four noisy kids playing beside her. Changing the ribbon was a messy job, and a typing mistake meant Rule had to crumple up the page and start over. So she learned to NOT make mistakes. The words flowed from her fingers...
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Categories: True Crime
Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death
by Ann Rule
In perhaps the most profound character portrait she has ever drawn, America's bestselling true-crime writer, Ann Rule, asks, Can the female really be deadlier than the male? In Heart Full of Lies, she answers that question in one of her most intriguing tales ever -- a riveting story of seduction, betrayal, and murder. Liysa and Chris...
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No Regrets: Ann Rule's Crime Files: Volume 11
by Ann Rule
A ship's pilot legendary for guiding mammoth freighters through the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund was a proud Norwegian, a ladies' man, and a beloved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. Virtually indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines more than once: after a ship he was helming...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
In the Name of Love: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 4
by Ann Rule
Inside a circle of trusted friends...one was a killer. Jerry Harris was a self-made California millionaire who, at age forty-four, had it all: booming businesses, yachts, a mansion, a beautiful wife, and a voice to rival Elvis. No one who knew this well-liked, generous man could make sense of his sudden disappearance one autumn night....
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Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder
by Ann Rule
If anything ever happens to me, promise me that you will see that there is an investigation....And find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story," Sheila Blackthorne Bellush told her sister after she divorced multimillionaire Allen Blackthorne. Now, in perhaps the first book ever written at a victim's request, America's Number One...
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Without Pity: Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers
by Ann Rule
THEY KILL WITHOUT CONSCIENCE. ANN RULE PORTRAYS THEIR SHATTERING CRIMES WITHOUT PITY. In eight stunning Case Files volumes, from A Rose for Her Grave to the #1 blockbuster Last Dance, Last Chance, Ann Rule reigns as "America's best true-crime writer" ( Kirkus Reviews ). Now, she updates the most astonishing cases from that...
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In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth
by Ann Rule
FROM TRUE-CRIME LEGEND ANN RULE comes this riveting story of a young woman whose life ended too soon—and a determined mother’s eleven-year crusade to clear her daughter’s name. It was nine days before Christmas 1998, and thirty-two-year-old Ronda Reynolds was getting ready to travel from Seattle to Spokane to visit her mother...
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A Rage To Kill And Other True Cases:: Anne Rule's Crime Files, Vol. 6 (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
by Ann Rule
Acclaimed for her "devastatingly accurate insight" (The New York Times Book Review) into the criminal mind, Ann Rule has chronicled the most fascinating cases of our time in her bestselling Crime Files series. For this sixth stunning collection, Rule has culled from her private files the most-asked-about homicide cases -- riveting...
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Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 12)
by Ann Rule
Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder case REAL-LIFE MURDER. REAL-LIFE MYSTERY. In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease. Not so with these fascinating accounts drawn from the personal files of Ann Rule, America's #1 bestselling true-crime...
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Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal
by Ann Rule
Jenn Corbin, a lovely, slim, brown-eyed blonde, appeared to have it all: two dear little boys, a posh home in one of the upscale suburbs of Atlanta, expensive cars, a plush houseboat, and a husband -- Dr. Bart Corbin, a successful dentist -- who was tall, handsome, and brilliant. But gradually their seemingly idyllic life together...
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But I Trusted You: Ann Rule's Crime Files #14
by Ann Rule
THE MOST FATAL MISTAKE? Trust. It's the foundation of any enduring relationship between friends, lovers, spouses, and families. But when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can be deadly. Ann Rule, who famously chronicled her own shocking experience of unknowingly befriending a sociopath in The...
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Kiss Me, Kill Me: Ann Rule's Crime Files Vol. 9
by Ann Rule
The dark side of love is no fairy tale.... And while we may like to believe that crimes of the heart only victimize those who aren't careful, this page-turning collection of must-read accounts will convince you otherwise. America's #1 true-crime writer, Ann Rule reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push ordinary...
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And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano The Deadly Seducer
by Ann Rule
From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover. The author of fifteen New York Times national bestsellers...
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Last Dance, Last Chance (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 8)
by Ann Rule
"America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews), Ann Rule presents an all-new collection of crime stories drawn from her private files -- and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences. LAST DANCE LAST CHANCE Dr. Anthony Pignataro was a cosmetic surgeon and a famed...
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Empty Promises (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 7)
by Ann Rule
MORE THAN 20 MILLION COPIES OFANN RULE'S BOOKS IN PRINT! In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence. Expertly analyzing a shocking, headline-making case, Rule...
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Worth More Dead: And Other True Cases Vol. 10 (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
by Ann Rule
Why would a man kill his lover's husband and then his wife, the woman who fought successfully to have him paroled from prison? Why would he risk arrest by kidnapping the child of another woman who adored him? Because they were... Worth More Dead A cold case reopened -- and solved -- with dogged police work and new...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
by Ann Rule
In the most extraordinary book Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. The quest to discover the most prolific serial killer in American history has been an intimate part of Ann Rule's life...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; True Crime
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