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Rule, Ann

Overview
Works: 111 works in 1,114 publications in 3 languages and 63,008 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  True crime stories  Biography  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Rule
Too late to say goodbye : a true story of murder and betrayal by Ann Rule( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenn Corbin appeared to have it all: two dear little boys, a posh home in an upscale suburb 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 life together began to crumble. There was talk of seeing a marriage counselor. Bart was distraught; Jenn seemed disenchanted. Then Jenn was found dead with a bullet in her head, a revolver beside her. From the position of the body her death appeared to be a suicide. But the detective was not totally convinced, nor was Jenn's family. And was this death related to another apparent suicide fourteen years earlier--that of a student who had dated Bart Corbin in dental school? Or was the answer to be found in a secret--even dangerous--relationship Jenn Corbin was having outside her marriage?--From publisher description
Green River, running red : the real story of the Green River killer, America's deadliest serial murderer by Ann Rule( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the serial murders of the notorious Green River Killer, profiling Gary Ridgway as a happily married man who worked for the same company for thirty years, the case's approximate 40,000 suspects, the killer's disturbing capacity for luring and hiding his victims, and the DNA breakthroughs that established his link to the killings
Heart full of lies : a true story of desire and death by Ann Rule( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the investigation and trial of Liysa Northon, who was convicted for killing her husband in 2000 after setting up a crime scene made to look like she herself escaped, a case that eventually linked her to a series of violent crimes against a series of men. 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 Northon seemed the epitome of idyllic lovers when they married on a moonlit beach in Hawaii. Their friends admired the romantic couple: Chris -- tall, athletic, handsome with a thatch of blond hair, a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines -- and Liysa -- attractive, charismatic, seductive, an acclaimed surf photographer, with a tanned, perfect body. Their son, Bjorn, looked just like his dad, and they were raising Liysa's son by a previous marriage. They had beautiful homes on the mainland and in Hawaii. But it wasn't long before Chris saw a side of Liysa that he hadn't glimpsed before. Nothing was quite enough for her -- she wanted more money, more property, and a future that included fame as a Hollywood screenwriter. She complained to her closest friends that her husband was a heavy drinker who beat her. The marriage seemed to be unraveling, but Chris struggled to hold it together, afraid he'd be separated from Bjorn and from Liysa's son, Papako. And then the worst happened. On a sunny morning in October 2000, Chris Northon lay dead in a sleeping bag at a campsite beside a pristine river, while his wife drove four hours to a friend's house, sobbing inconsolably. She appeared to have been beaten, and had a black eye and bruises on her knee. Was Chris's death a tragic accident or a deliberate homicide? Was Liysa involved? Questions arose that made Oregon State detectives suspicious, yet her family and friends stood staunchly by her, incredulous that anybody would ask such questions. Ann Rule became involved with the mystery of Chris's death when one of his fellow pilots at Hawaiian Airlines contacted her, and only later did she learn that the ranking Oregon State Police investigator had thought of her to tell this bizarre story. A book that leads the reader from Hawaii to the Northwest to Hollywood, Heart Full of Lies is an extraordinary character study as well as a brilliant investigative report that will keep you enthralled to the very last page
Bitter harvest : a woman's fury, a mother's sacrifice by Ann Rule( Book )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys inside the twisted mind of a killer, Dr. Debora Green, after the cancer specialist was arrested for the arson murders of two of her three children and the attempted poisoning of her estranged husband
Every breath you take : a true story of obsession, revenge, and murder by Ann Rule( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When beautiful, blond Sheila married the charming, andsome Blackthorne, she was convinced she had found her perfect soul mate, and helped him attain the privileged life of the country club set. But behind Allen's smooth facade, she discovered a violent, controlling sociopath -- a liar, a scam artist, a sexual deviant. When she finally fled with their two young daughters, she was skeletally thin, bruised, and beaten. Although Sheila recovered and remarried, she still felt she was doomed. Joyously pregnant -- she and her new husband expected quadruplets -- Sheila still feared Blackthorne would use his millions and power to track her down. As did her killer, who left her in a pool of blood marked by the tiny footprints of her two-year old toddlers. Could the authorities ever link Sheila's murder to Blackthorne himself? Was his true obsession high-stakes golf and his extravagant pink mansion -- or was it to destroy Sheila? Following a trail of deception from Oregon and Hawaii to Texas and Florida, Ann Rule gained complete access to Sheila's family, friends, and neighbors, as well as to the detectives and prosecutors on the case. With Every Breath You Take, Ann Rule has written a heart-pounding account of obsession, revenge, and murder that will enthrall listeners from beginning to end
--and never let her go : Thomas Capano, the deadly seducer by Ann Rule( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. In the most complex and shocking book of Ann Rule's career, she delves into the motivation that drove a seemingly successful man to kill, and she explores heretofore unknown aspects of a fatal affair between a beautiful young woman who moved confidently in the heady world of the upper echelons of government and a widely admired millionaire attorney who was an immensely popular political figure. On June 27, 1996, thirty-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Sometime after 9:15 that night when Anne Marie and Tom left a Philadelphia restaurant, something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely. Anne Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and dealy relationship. Through her impeccable research, Rule peels away layer after layer of deception to reveal a man who lived a secret life for decades, a man so greedy that he would sacrifice anyone to gain what he desired. - Jacket flap. The murder of Anne-Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, is investigated fully, revealing the shocking affair with respected attorney Thomas Capano that eventually led to her death. Real life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of politics, sex, & murder by a charming, successful yet murderous lover
In the still of the night : the strange death of Ronda Reynolds and her mother's unceasing quest for the truth by Ann Rule( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 and brother and grandmother before the holidays. Ronda's second marriage was dissolving after less than a year, her career as a pioneering female Washington State Trooper had ended, but she was optimistic about starting over again. "I'm actually looking forward to getting on with my life," she told her mother earlier the night before. "I just need a few days with you guys." Barb Thompson, Ronda's mother, who had met her daughter's second husband only once before, was just happy that Rhonda was coming home. At 6:20 that morning, Ron Reynolds called 911 and told the dispatcher his wife was dead. She had committed suicide, he said, although he hadn't heard the gunshot and he didn't know if she had a pulse. EMTs arrived, detectives arrived, the coroner's deputy arrived, and a postmortem was conducted. Lewis County Coroner Terry Wilson, who neither visited the death scene nor attended the autopsy, declared the manner of Ronda's death as "undetermined." Over the next eleven years, Coroner Wilson would change that manner of death from "undetermined" to "suicide," back to "undetermined"--And then back to "suicide" again. But Barb Thompson never for one moment believed her daughter committed suicide. Neither did Detective Jerry Berry or ballistics expert Marty Hayes or attorney Royce Ferguson or dozens of Ronda's friends. For eleven grueling years, through the ups and downs of the legal system and its endless delays, these people and others helped Barb Thompson fight to strike that painful word from her daughter's death certificate. On November 9, 2009, a precedent-setting hearing was held to determine whether Coroner Wilson's office had been derelict in its duty in investigating the death of Ronda Reynolds. Veteran true-crime writer Ann Rule was present at that hearing, hoping to unbraid the tangled strands of conflicting statements and mishandled evidence and present all sides of this haunting case and to determine, perhaps, what happened to Ronda Reynolds, in the chill still of that tragic December night. - Jacket flap
The stranger beside me by Ann Rule( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 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 dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer - the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew - Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle
Dead by sunset : perfect husband, perfect killer? by Ann Rule( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brad Cunningham was convicted of his fourth wife's murder after eight years of investigation
Practice to deceive by Ann Rule( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times #1 bestselling author comes a riveting true-crime mystery set on a sleepy island in the Pacific Northwest: a man is murdered and the long list of suspects includes an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend. One wintery night on quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. She agreed to let him visit his children even though they were headed for divorce. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. But hours passed and Russ didn't return home as he'd promised his children he would. Nor did he come back during the night. On the afternoon of December 27, a couple walking down a rural road noticed a vehicle in the driveway of a cabin. Since many of the places were vacant during the winter, neighbors kept an eye out for strangers. Curious, they walked up the cabin's driveway to check inside. They saw a man in the front seat, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They immediately put in a call to the Island County Sheriff's Office. The dead man was easily identified; it was Russell Douglas. But what came next in this homicide case surprised law enforcement and captured the attention of the entire town when the suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna, owner of the local beauty salon. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers"--
Everything she ever wanted : a true story of obsessive love, murder, and betrayal by Ann Rule( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a Southern belle gone wrong presents the shocking story of a beautiful woman who tried to murder members of her own family to get what she wanted
If you really loved me : a true story of desire and murder by Ann Rule( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the bizarre true story of a millionaire who manipulated his fourteen-year-old daughter into murdering his wife so he could collect insurance and marry his teenage sister-in-law
Smoke, mirrors, and murder : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of real-life crime stories includes the tales of a counterfeit priest, a serial rapist, a victim burned beyond recognition, and a con artist whose activities lead to murder
Small sacrifices : a true story of passion and murder by Ann Rule( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed inquiry featuring the life of a mother who shot her three children and the destructive forces in her life
Empty promises and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of true crime stories from the personal files of author Anne Rule
No regrets : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects true crime stories about sociopaths who kill ruthlessly, including the tale of a sea captain who is tricked into marriage and cheated out of his fortune by the mother of his illegitimate children before being murdered by her and her brother
Worth more dead : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Rule's Crime Files : Volume 10 goes deep inside the darkest crimes and twisted minds of killers and schemers in this collection of chilling cases
But I trusted you : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Stranger Beside Me, offers a riveting, all-new collection from her true-crime files, with the lethally shattered bonds of trust at the core of each blood-soaked account
Kiss me, kill me and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing portrayal of true-crime lovers who kill and the men and women who are their victims
Mortal danger by Ann Rule( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of real-life crime stories focuses on cases about family members, spouses, lovers, friends, and others whose trustworthy façades hid murderous and violent secrets
 
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Too late to say goodbye : a true story of murder and betrayal
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Green River, running red : the real story of the Green River killer, America's deadliest serial murdererHeart full of lies : a true story of desire and deathBitter harvest : a woman's fury, a mother's sacrificeEvery breath you take : a true story of obsession, revenge, and murder--and never let her go : Thomas Capano, the deadly seducerIn the still of the night : the strange death of Ronda Reynolds and her mother's unceasing quest for the truthThe stranger beside meDead by sunset : perfect husband, perfect killer?
Alternative Names

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Ann Rule Amerikaans schrijfster (1935-2015)

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Ann Rule scrittrice statunitense

Ann Rule True crime writer

Rule, Ann

Rule, Ann, 1935-

Stack, Andy.

Stackhouse, Ann, 1935-

Stackhouse, Ann Rae

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English (456)

French (15)

Danish (3)