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Ann Rule (1935–2015)

Författare till The Stranger Beside Me

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

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

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The Stranger Beside Me (1980) 2,754 exemplar
Green River, Running Red (2004) 1,212 exemplar
Small Sacrifices (1987) 1,099 exemplar
Bitter Harvest (1999) 759 exemplar
Dead by Sunset (1995) 720 exemplar
If You Really Loved Me (1991) 674 exemplar
Everything She Ever Wanted (1992) 625 exemplar
The I-5 Killer (1984) 513 exemplar
Last Dance, Last Chance (2002) 463 exemplar
Empty Promises (2001) 437 exemplar
Lust Killer (1983) 382 exemplar
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder (2007) 379 exemplar
The Want-Ad Killer (1983) 347 exemplar
No Regrets (2006) 330 exemplar
Mortal Danger (2008) 297 exemplar
Practice to Deceive (2013) 294 exemplar
But I Trusted You (2009) 276 exemplar
Possession (1983) 253 exemplar
Lying in Wait (2014) 171 exemplar
Danger in the Dorm [Kindle] (2018) 18 exemplar
Beautiful America's Seattle (1700) 12 exemplar
Mind Games (1984) 7 exemplar
Jerry Harris Case (1999) 3 exemplar
The Stranger Beside Me: The Ted Bundy Story [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original book — 3 exemplar
Cruel Sacrifice 2 exemplar
Pequeños sacrificios (1996) 2 exemplar
Withoiut Pity 1 exemplar
Blick in den Abgrund (1998) 1 exemplar
Beauty of Seattle (1993) 1 exemplar

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Adult fiction novel i Name that Book (november 2015)


I've always enjoyed Ann Rule's books. I'm horrified by the depravity and sated by the capture and imprisonment of the criminal(s). Ann Rule's former career as a Seattle police officer gives her the background to write about crime knowledgeably, and her "in" with the police officers involved in the case means that she has more access to police knowledge than do most crime writers.

All that said, this wasn't one of her best books. It's either that, or I was in a headspace that didn't appreciate the book as much as I usually do. I especially found the multiple court cases and the finale of the book to really drag.

The story is a horrible one. It's the tale of a never-do-well man named Harvey Carignan, a violent criminal if ever there was one. His brutality spread across states, making it harder to apprehend him, and he murdered, raped, and bludgeoned women with impunity for years.Carignan was an intelligent criminal who knew how to remove every trace of his presence from a crime scene, and how to use legal loopholes to keep himself out of the penal system. It was interesting hearing how different states have different rules about search warrants, permitted length of imprisonment, etc. I was fascinated by the fact that he'd actually been a prisoner at Alcatraz for a period.

I was shocked to find that Carignan lived until age 95 in a Minnesota prison, and that he just died this past March (2023). I don't believe in the death penalty, but I'm certainly glad that he never again got the chance to harm more women.
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ahef1963 | 7 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |
I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book but I am going to guess the young me picked it up once and couldn’t get through it. This was a tough book. It is Rule’s first book and she becomes a much better writer later. This book was a slog. There were parts that were brilliantly written that I could not put down and others that were forgettable. I am glad I finally got through it but I will be reading another Rule soon to remind me that she is quite a good writer.
cdaley | 68 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
I liked the opening story (although I thought the courtroom part was a drag because it repeated a lot we already knew). I was not fond of the shorter crime stories in the back. An ok true crime read.
cdaley | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |



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