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Ann Rule's Crime Files " #12: Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder: And Other True Casesby Ann Rule
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andlt;bigandgt;Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder caseandlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bigandgt;REAL-LIFE MURDER. REAL-LIFE MYSTERY.andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease. Not so with these fascinating accounts drawn from the personal files of Ann Rule, America's #1 bestselling true-crime writer. What happens when the case itself becomes an intractable puzzle, when clues are shrouded in smoke and mirrors, and when criminals skillfully evade law enforcement in a maddening cat-and-mouse chase? Even the most devoted true-crime reader won't predict the outcome of these truly baffling cases until the conclusions revealed in Ann Rule's marvelously insightful narrative: An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars.... A sexual predator hides behind multiple fake identities, eluding police for years while his past victims live in fear that he will hunt them down.... A modest preacher's wife confesses to shooting her husband after an argument — but there's more to her shattering story than meets the eye. These and other true cases are analyzed with stunning clarity in a page-turning collection you won't be able to put down.
"Bestseller Rule looks at marriages gone bad in her latest volume of true-crime case files. Stories include 'The Minister's Wife,' about a woman convicted of shooting her husband in 2006, and 'The Painter's Wife,' an amazing tale of two strangers kidnapped by a hardened criminal. The bulk of the book is taken up by 'The Deputy's Wife,' the sad tale of a once-promising young police officer, Bill Jensen, who eventually took out a contract on his own family. It's a good yarn, full of horrifying twists, but at 150 pages can get repetitive. For those not used to it, Rule's fondness for potboiler prose-'Their marriage had spun like a colorful top...Now as it wound down slower and slower, Sue could see the pattern of lies'-can also annoy. Many of the seven cases here are gruesome but unmemorable, perhaps the inevitable result of Rule's prodigious output." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Ann Ruleandlt;/bandgt; is a former Seattle policewoman and the author of more than two dozen andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestsellers. She is a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectures frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations, including the FBI. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. A graduate of the University of Washington, she holds a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Willamette University. She lives near Seattle and can be contacted through her website AnnRules.com.
Table of Contents
Indhold: The deputy's wife — The antiques dealer's wife — The truck driver's wife — The conviet's wife — The chemist's wife — The painter's wife — The minister's wife.
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