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Ann Rule (1935–2015)

Autor(a) de The Stranger Beside Me

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About the Author

Ann Rule was born on October 22, 1931 in Lowell, Michigan. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in creative writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology. She began writing for magazines including True Detective, Master Detective, Inside Detective, Front mostrar mais Page Detective, and Office Detective in 1969. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 30 books including The Stranger Beside Me; Green River, Running Red; Practice to Deceive; Ann Rule's Crime Files series, and Lying in Wait. She died on July 26, 2015 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Ann Rule has also written books under the pen name Andy Stack.

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Obras de Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me (1980) 2,908 cópias
Green River, Running Red (2004) 1,252 cópias
Small Sacrifices (1987) 1,140 cópias
Bitter Harvest (1999) 784 cópias
Dead by Sunset (1995) 739 cópias
If You Really Loved Me (1991) 705 cópias
Everything She Ever Wanted (1992) 646 cópias
The I-5 Killer (1984) 533 cópias
Last Dance, Last Chance (2002) 483 cópias
Empty Promises (2001) 454 cópias
Lust Killer (1983) 400 cópias
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder (2007) 390 cópias
The Want-Ad Killer (1983) — Autor — 365 cópias
No Regrets (2006) 342 cópias
Mortal Danger (2008) 308 cópias
Practice to Deceive (2013) 306 cópias
But I Trusted You (2009) 286 cópias
Possession (1983) 264 cópias
Lying in Wait (2014) 187 cópias
Danger in the Dorm [Kindle] (2018) 19 cópias
Beautiful America's Seattle (1700) 12 cópias
Mind Games (1984) 7 cópias
The Stranger Beside Me: The Ted Bundy Story [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original book — 3 cópias
Jerry Harris Case (1999) 3 cópias
Pequeños sacrificios (1996) 2 cópias
Cruel Sacrifice 2 cópias
Withoiut Pity 1 exemplar(es)
Beauty of Seattle (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Everything She Ever Wanted [2009 Television Mini Series] — Based on the book by — 1 exemplar(es)
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)
Blick in den Abgrund (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
No Time to say goodbye 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Rule, Ann
Outros nomes
Stack, Andy (pseudonym)
Rule, Ann Stackhouse
Stackhouse, Ann Rae (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Lowell, Michigan, USA
Local de falecimento
Burien, Washington, USA
Causa da morte
multiple health issues, including congestive heart failure
Locais de residência
Renton, Washington, USA
University of Washington (BA|Creative Writing|1953))
police officer
Rule, Leslie (daughter)
True Detective
Joan Foley
Joe Foley
Aviso de desambiguação
Ann Rule has also written books under the pen name Andy Stack.



Adult fiction novel em Name that Book (Novembro 2015)


Ann Rule's Dead by Sunset is the tragic tale of Cheryl Keeton, a highly-skilled attorney in the Pacific Northwest, her adoration for her three sons, and her justified terror of her husband Brad Cunningham, who was the prime suspect for her brutal murder on September 21, 1986.

In Rule's usual impeccable style, she traces the upbringing, lives, and personalities of the characters in the book until they become three-dimensional, and so alive that you either stand with them or against them. In all the true crime writing I've read, I have never hated an accused killer the way I did Brad Cunningham. His relentlessness, his narcissism, the way he treated his wives and his children, his lies, his abuse, his manipulations, and his rage and violence all made me feel physically ill. This was a man who was cruel for the sheer love of cruelty, a father who used his sons as pawns, a husband who did not know how to love, only to charm, and how to draw women into his web and from there control ever interaction they have with the world. I was frightened for much of the book for like many women, I have lived with an abuser, and some of the story made me remember things long pushed out of my mind or intentionally forgotten.

Dead by Sunset is an extremely good true crime book, probably Rule's best. Her research is excellent as is her presentation. I wish she were still alive so she could write more stories and expose more murderers for what they are.
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ahef1963 | outras 9 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |
A Certain Type of Evil

" Any of us who has raised children know, as John F. Kennedy once said, to have a child is to give hostages to fate' "
Although I have read this book before, reading it again with it's updates still sends shivers upmy spine. Would I have been lured if approached by him?
His charm fooled so many.
This is important for young people to know. Be vigilant and never trust a stranger. Yet, Bundy wasn't a stranger to Ann Rule and it took decades for her to fully accept the depravity that lay underneath the charming facade.
If you are interested in knowing more about the victims, watch "Surviving Bundy", with interviews with some survivors
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Chrissylou62 | outras 73 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Kind of lack luster. Doesn't really give any specific details about anything in particular. Also not for someone that isn't already well versed in Bundy's crimes.... that being said, if you are well versed then it doesn't bring anything new to the table... very meh over all. I feel like there could have been more details given on them working together or more into the investigations that Ann had access to later, its a very surface view book otherwise.
MiserableFlower | outras 73 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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