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Ann Rule (1935–2015)

Autor(a) de The Stranger Beside Me

62+ Works 19,616 Membros 330 Críticas 72 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

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

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Séries

Obras por Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me (1980) 2,848 exemplares
Green River, Running Red (2004) 1,228 exemplares
Small Sacrifices (1987) 1,123 exemplares
Bitter Harvest (1999) 774 exemplares
Dead by Sunset (1995) 733 exemplares
If You Really Loved Me (1991) 689 exemplares
Everything She Ever Wanted (1992) 638 exemplares
The I-5 Killer (1984) 523 exemplares
Last Dance, Last Chance (2002) 471 exemplares
Empty Promises (2001) 448 exemplares
Lust Killer (1983) 392 exemplares
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder (2007) 384 exemplares
The Want-Ad Killer (1983) 356 exemplares
No Regrets (2006) 335 exemplares
Mortal Danger (2008) 303 exemplares
Practice to Deceive (2013) 301 exemplares
But I Trusted You (2009) 282 exemplares
Possession (1983) 254 exemplares
Lying in Wait (2014) 180 exemplares
Danger in the Dorm [Kindle] (2018) 19 exemplares
Beautiful America's Seattle (1700) 12 exemplares
Mind Games (1984) 7 exemplares
The Stranger Beside Me: The Ted Bundy Story [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original book — 3 exemplares
Jerry Harris Case (1999) 3 exemplares
Too Late to Say Goodbye [2009 TV movie] — Autor — 2 exemplares
Pequeños sacrificios (1996) 2 exemplares
Cruel Sacrifice 2 exemplares
Everything She Ever Wanted [2009 Television Mini Series] — Based on the book by — 1 exemplar
Withoiut Pity 1 exemplar
Blick in den Abgrund (1998) 1 exemplar
Beauty of Seattle (1993) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Rule, Ann
Outros nomes
Stack, Andy (pseudonym)
Rule, Ann Stackhouse
Stackhouse, Ann Rae (birth name)
Data de nascimento
1935-10-22
Data de falecimento
2015-07-26
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Lowell, Michigan, USA
Local de falecimento
Burien, Washington, USA
Causa da morte
multiple health issues, including congestive heart failure
Locais de residência
Renton, Washington, USA
Educação
University of Washington (BA|Creative Writing|1953))
Ocupações
police officer
writer
Relações
Rule, Leslie (daughter)
Organizações
True Detective
Agente
Joan Foley
Joe Foley
Nota de desambiguação
Ann Rule has also written books under the pen name Andy Stack.

Membros

Discussions

Adult fiction novel em Name that Book (Novembro 2015)

Críticas

"If anything ever happens to me, find Ann Rule and have her tell my story." This is what Sheila (Blackthorne) Bellush told her sister, Kerri one day. Sheila was so terrified of her ex-husband, Allen, that she and her family fled to Florida. Sadly, he found her and thus we have this book.

Sheila and Allen Blackthorne married young and had 2 daughters. Their marriage was very tumultuous and Allen was very domineering and controlling. They eventually got divorced but he fought her tooth and nail over custody for the girls. He even made her move into a house down the street from him. She finally met Jamie Bellush and they got married and they ended up having quadruplets through IVF. She thought all her troubles with Allen were behind her - he was remarried as well; however, he had neighbors spying on Sheila and Jamie and reporting back to him. Eventually, Sheila and her family fled to Florida but Allen still found her and had orchestrated plans (from Texas) for her to be murdered.

The book goes through the history of both parents of Allen and Sheila as well as their grandparents. I felt that this was a bit too much but if it was to show how their upbringing led them to the way they were, I get it. There is a list in the beginning of the book of all the "players" - from the grandparents to Allen and Sheila to friends and eventually to the law enforcement folks investigating the murder.

it also delves into the trial of Allen Blackthorne and the verdict, which occurred in 1999.

All in all, it was a well-written story but could have done without the deep dive into the familial lineage.
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Cathie_Dyer | 7 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
This is the horrific, true story of Diane Downs, a divorced mother of three young children. One night, she is on the way home from a friend’s house when a man stopped her car, leaned into it, and shot her kids. He then shot her in her arm. She manages to get the kids to the ER and then an investigation starts into the shooting. It is quickly determined that Diane is the prime suspect.
It’s difficult to rate this book. I really liked it because of the way the book was written and I liked the postscript and updates from 1988; however, I did not like the reason behind why the book was written – the crime Diane committed.… (mais)
 
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Cathie_Dyer | 16 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
his is the horrific, true story of Diane Downs, a divorced mother of three young children. One night, she is on the way home from a friend’s house when a man stopped her car, leaned into it, and shot her kids. He then shot her in her arm. She manages to get the kids to the ER and then an investigation starts into the shooting. It is quickly determined that Diane is the prime suspect.
It’s difficult to rate this book. I really liked it because of the way the book was written and I liked the postscript and updates from 1988; however, I did not like the reason behind why the book was written – the crime Diane committed.… (mais)
 
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Cathie_Dyer | 16 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |

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Obras
62
Also by
6
Membros
19,616
Popularidade
#1,109
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
330
ISBN
579
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
72

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