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Ann Rule


USA flag (1931 - 2015)

aka Andy Stack

Ann Rule is regarded by many as the foremost true crime writer in America, and the author responsible for the genre as it exists today. She came to her career with a solid background in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Both her grandfather and her uncle were Michigan sheriffs, her cousin was a Prosecuting Attorney and another uncle was the Medical Examiner. Raised in that environment, she grew up wanting to work in law enforcement herself. She is a former Seattle Policewoman, former caseworker for the Washington State Department of Public Assistance, former student intern at the Oregon State Training School for Girls.
 
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Ann Rule recommends
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Nobody Lives Forever (1990)
Edna Buchanan
"A master storyteller at her best... magnificent!"
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Along Came a Spider (1993)
(Alex Cross, book 1)
James Patterson
"Along Came a Spider is the rarity--a psychological thriller that truly breaks new ground as James Patterson brilliantly explores dark crevices of the aberrant mind. Detective Alex Cross is real and fascinating! When can I meet Cross again? Soon. I hope. Spider is a sure winner; Cross is the fictional detective of the nineties!"
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The Piano Teacher (1994)
Peter S Greenberg and Robert K Tanenbaum
"Fascinating, chilling... a must read!"
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Disturbed Ground (1994)
Carla Norton
"Brilliant...a classic."
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Before He Wakes (1994)
Jerry Bledsoe
"Mesmerizing... I loved every page..."
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Ordeal (1997)
Deanie Francis Mills
"Gripping and compelling. A searing thriller as current as tomorrow's headlines."
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Second Watch (2003)
(Seattle trilogy, book 2)
Lowen Clausen
"Clausen is a natural... with an authenticity only a real cop could convey."
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Afraid of the Dark (2004)
Donna Anders
"Incredibly scary! Lock the doors before you start reading!"
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Shattered (2010)
Kathryn Casey
"Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today."
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One to the Wolves, On the Trail of a Killer (2013)
Lois Duncan
"CHILLING...GRIPPING...A RIVETING TRUE STORY OF A MOTHER'S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE."
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Garden State Thrill Killers (2015)
Katherine Ramsland
"This is a must-read for true crime fans."
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Two Miles of Darkness (2015)
(Thomas Black, book 14)
Earl W Emerson
"Emerson has taken his place in the rarified air of the best of the best."

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