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Rule, Ann

Overview
Works: 113 works in 1,078 publications in 4 languages and 63,627 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  True crime stories  Biography  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television programs  Television crime shows  True crime television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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Most widely held works by Ann Rule
The stranger beside me by Ann Rule( Book )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted Bundy was handsome, charming, brilliant in law school, and on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, he was executed for the murders of three young women, having confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more." "This is the story of one of the most fascinating killers in American history - of his magnetic power, his bleak compulsion, his double life, his string of vulnerable victims. It is also the story of Ann Rule, a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal serial killer. Little did she realize that the "Ted" the police were seeking was the same Ted who worked with her at a Seattle crisis clinic, a man who had become her close friend and confidant. As she began to put the evidence together, a terrifying picture emerged of the man she thought she knew."--Jacket
Too late to say goodbye : a true story of murder and betrayal by Ann Rule( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3,245 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 )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,998 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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,828 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 )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,720 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 )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 2,654 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 2,621 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 )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,365 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
Dead by sunset : perfect husband, perfect killer? by Ann Rule( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brad Cunningham was convicted of his fourth wife's murder after eight years of investigation
Everything she ever wanted : a true story of obsessive love, murder, and betrayal by Ann Rule( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 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 1,992 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
Practice to deceive by Ann Rule( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first book-length investigative chronicle since In the Still of the Night, Ann Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State with the clarity, authority, and emotional depth that her readers expect. It's a case with enough drama, greed, sex, and scandal to be called "The Real Housewives of Whidbey Island." But this was not reality television. This was murder: pure, cruel, ugly, and senseless. And someone had to pay the price
Smoke, mirrors, and murder : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,849 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
But I trusted you : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

32 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,654 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
Empty promises and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of true crime stories from the personal files of author Anne Rule
Mortal danger by Ann Rule( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,570 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
Without pity : Ann Rule's most dangerous killers by Ann Rule( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies behind the perfect facades of heartless killers
The end of the dream : the golden boy who never grew up and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man, and mark, the musician and poet with their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies, and no lack of women who adored them-none of them seemed slated for disaster
And never let her go( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on actual events, tells the story of Anne Marie Fahey's disappearance after ending her affair with prominent lawyer, Thomas Capano
Kiss me, kill me : and other true cases by Ann Rule( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An absorbing portrayal of true-crime lovers who kill and the men and women who are their victims
 
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Green River, running red : the real story of the Green River killer, America's deadliest serial murderer
Alternative Names

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Ann Rule Amerikaans schrijfster (1935-2015)

Ann Rule écrivain américaine

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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安·儒勒

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English (414)

French (12)

Danish (3)

Dutch (1)

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Too late to say goodbye : a true story of murder and betrayalGreen 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 truthDead by sunset : perfect husband, perfect killer?