Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780593335178
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of an Oregon woman convicted of shooting her three children, killing one, in 1983.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 625
ISBN: 9781416559597
Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tells the story of Ted Bundy, a brilliant law student executed for killing three women, who confessed to killing thirty-five others, from the perspective of the former policewoman, crime writer, and unwitting personal friend.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
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Author: Mabel Seeley
Pages: 272
ISBN: UVA:X002707425
Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Husband, with a driving ambition for success he never gets, rebels against wife's success.

Summary and Analysis of The Stranger Beside Me The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Summary and Analysis of The Stranger Beside Me  The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
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Author: Worth Books
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781504044189
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Stranger Beside Me tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ann Rule’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule includes: Historical context Section-by-section summaries Detailed timeline of important events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule: Among American serial killers, Ted Bundy is infamous not just for his crimes, but for the way he was able to charm his victims. Bundy’s friendly demeanor fooled many, including Ann Rule, bestselling true crime author and former law enforcement officer. Rule and Bundy met while working together at a suicide hotline. The two remained friends throughout the period of Bundy’s crimes, trials, and fight against execution. This friendship gives the reader an intimate window into a man countless psychiatrists struggle to explain. Get to know Ted Bundy, a true sociopath, and learn about his reign of terror in the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and perhaps beyond. Rule’s police background adds compelling perspective to one of the most popular, detailed, and personal books written about Ted Bundy. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
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Author: Neerja Mattoo
Pages: 152
ISBN: UOM:39015032305966
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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The I 5 Killer

The I 5 Killer
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101667477
Release: 1984-03-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The terrifying true crime story of the I-5 serial killer from Ann Rule, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me. Randall Woodfield had it all. He was an award-winning student and star athlete. he was drafted for pro football by the Green Bay Packers, and chosen by Playgirl as a centerfold candidate. Working in the swinging West Coast bar scene, he had his pick of willing sexual prospects. But Randall Woodfield wanted more than just sex. An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led him to cruise the I-5 highway through California, Oregon, and Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way. As the list of his victims grew to a total of at least 44, the police faced the awesome challenge of catching and convicting a suspect who seemed to handsome and appealing to have committed such ugly crimes—crimes that filled every woman within his striking range with feat and horror....

True Crime

True Crime
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Author: Enea Di Gregorio
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1195789180
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

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Lust Killer

Lust Killer
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Author: Andy Stack,Ann Rule
Pages: 379
ISBN: 0786241144
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To his neighbors, Jerry Brudo was a gentle man whose mild manner contrasted with his awesome physical strength. To his employers, Jerry was a fine worker. To his wife, he was a good husband. And to the Oregon police, Jerry Brudo was the most hideously twisted killer they had ever unmasked. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Obsession

Obsession
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Author: Robin Storey
Pages: 121
ISBN: PKEY:6610000251452
Release: 2020-02-17
Editor: Robin Storey

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He’s lonely and desperate. But he wants far more than her attention... The one thing Benny wants more than anything is a relationship. But he's not smart or good-looking, so women ignore him or run the other way. ​​Then Olivia moves into the neighbourhood. It’s love at first sight for Benny. Olivia is beautiful and kind, his fairy tale princess. But there are two big obstacles. Olivia doesn't love him. Yet. And her abusive ex-husband Lucas is still hanging around, making life difficult for her. ​​ There's only one course of action. But will it give Benny what he wants? If you love suspenseful stories with flawed characters who’ll touch your heart, you’ll love this novel you can read in one sitting.

American Serial Killers

American Serial Killers
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Author: Peter Vronsky
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780593198827
Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the American "Golden Age" (1950-2000). With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the "Golden Age" of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most unusual and prominent serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial favorites (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and lesser-known cases (Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman).

Stranger Beside Me

Stranger Beside Me
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Author: Robert Rootes
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1403304696
Release: 2002-06-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young man finds his world falling apart when people are dying and missing, and discovers he's in the middle of it as he suspects his wife, who may not even be human, isn't the person whom he married.

In God s Name

In God s Name
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Author: David Yallop
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781472105158
Release: 2012-08-23
Editor: Robinson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican. In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope's death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei and the Mafia and the murder of the 'Pope's Banker' Roberto Calvi. When first published in 1984 In God's Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller. In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up. This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer
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Author: Anthony M. Amore
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781643135304
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist. In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male. But, as with all things, there is always an outlier—someone who bucks the trend, defying the reliable profiles and leaving investigators and researchers scratching their heads. In the history of major art heists, that outlier is Rose Dugdale. Dugdale’s life is singularly notorious. Born into extreme wealth, she abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained PhD and heiress to join the cause of Irish Republicanism. While on the surface she appears to be the British version of Patricia Hearst, she is anything but. Dugdale ran head-first towards the action, spearheading the first aerial terrorist attack in British history and pulling off the biggest art theft of her time. In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings, including works by Goya, Gainsborough, and Rubens, as well as Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid by the mysterious master Johannes Vermeer. Dugdale thus became—to this day—the only woman to pull off a major art heist. And as Anthony Amore explores in The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, it’s likely that this was not her only such heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer is Rose Dugdale’s story, from her idyllic upbringing in Devonshire and her presentation to Elizabeth II as a debutante to her university years and her eventual radical lifestyle. Her life of crime and activism is at turns unbelievable and awe-inspiring, and sure to engross readers.

You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases

You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780671793548
Release: 1994-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of true-crime writings includes the story of Tim Harris, a Florida state trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding
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Author: Kate Summerscale
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525557937
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shortlisted for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize “Prepare not to see much broad daylight, literal or metaphorical, for days if you read this.... The atmosphere evoked is something I will never forget.”—The Times (London) London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, a young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding’s modest home, china flies off the shelves and eggs fly through the air; stolen jewelry appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out of her handbag, beetles appear from under her gloves; in the middle of a car journey, a turtle materializes on her lap. The culprit is incorporeal. As Alma cannot call the police, she calls the papers instead. After the sensational story headlines the news, Nandor Fodor, a Hungarian ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research, arrives to investigate the poltergeist. But when he embarks on his scrupulous investigation, he discovers that the case is even stranger than it seems. By unravelling Alma’s peculiar history, Fodor finds a different and darker type of haunting, a tale of trauma, alienation, loss and revenge. He comes to believe that Alma’s past has bled into her present, her mind into her body. There are no words for processing her experience, so it comes to possess her. As the threat of a world war looms, and as Fodor’s obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed. With characteristic rigor and insight, Kate Summerscale brilliantly captures the rich atmosphere of a haunting that transforms into a very modern battle between the supernatural and the subconscious.

Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories
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Author: Daniel Jones,Miya Lee
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781648290138
Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Artisan Books

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“Charming. . . . A moving testament to the diversity and depths of love.” —Publishers Weekly You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be swept away—in less time than it takes to read this paragraph. Told in voices that are honest, vulnerable, tender, and wise, here are 175 true stories that are each as moving as a lyric poem and convey a universally recognized feeling, all in fewer than one hundred words. There are stories of love found and love lost, and the sometimes rarest of loves, self-love. Stories of romantic love, brotherly love, platonic love. Stories of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, strangers who dream of what might have been. And the oldest story of all—boy meets girl—their tale ends happily ever after, even though along the way the boy became a girl.

The Snow Killings

The Snow Killings
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Author: Marney Rich Keenan
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781476642048
Release: 2020-06-29
Editor: McFarland

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Over 13 months in 1976-1977, four children were abducted in the Detroit suburbs, each of them held for days before their still-warm bodies were dumped in the snow near public roadsides. The Oakland County Child Murders spawned panic across southeast Michigan, triggering the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history. Yet after less than two years, the task force created to find the killer was shut down without naming a suspect. The case "went cold" for more than 30 years, until a chance discovery by one victim's family pointed to the son of a wealthy General Motors executive: Christopher Brian Busch, a convicted pedophile, was freed weeks before the fourth child disappeared. Veteran Detroit News reporter Marney Rich Keenan takes the reader inside the investigation of the still-unsolved murders--seen through the eyes of the lead detective in the case and the family who cracked it open--revealing evidence of a decades-long coverup of malfeasance and obstruction that denied justice for the victims.

If You Really Loved Me

If You Really Loved Me
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780671769208
Release: 1992-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Rage To Kill And Other True Cases

A Rage To Kill And Other True Cases
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780743424042
Release: 2001-01-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Acclaimed for her "devastatingly accurate insight" (The New York Times Book Review) into the criminal mind, Ann Rule has chronicled the most fascinating cases of our time in her bestselling Crime Files series. For this sixth stunning collection, Rule has culled from her private files the most-asked-about homicide cases -- riveting accounts of seemingly normal men and women who are compelled d by a murderous rage to suddenly lash out at innocent victims. Torn from the headlines, here is the case that shocked a nation: the Seattle city bus ride that turned to mayhem and murder at the hands of a gunman. Ann Rule unmasks the forces that drove quiet, clean-cut Silas Cool to shoot the driver, causing the bus to plunge off the Aurora Bridge into an apartment building. The catastrophe left three dead -- including Cool -- and dozens injured. While the scene unfolds as in a terrifying movie, Rule finds very real answers to the haunting question "how could this happen?" -- and expertly constructs the unseen chain of events that resulted in an explosive and shattering tragedy. Included here are nine other sensational cases that illuminate Rule's unique and authoritative view of the human psyche gone temporarily berserk. No one can match Rule's meticulous research, or reveal the motives to murder in such explicit and chilling detail. You may think you know who is safe and who is dangerous; in A Rage to Kill, Ann Rule frighteningly shows that none of us are truly protected from the flashes of irrational violence that can erupt from the killers among us.

Without Pity

Without Pity
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Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9780743448673
Release: 2003-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of true-crime tales, selected from the author's "Crime Files" series, is accompanied by three new cases that chronicle the crimes of seemingly ordinary men possessing a twisted obsession with violence and death.