She has written some fiction, including the novel Possession , as well as book reviews and over 1, articles.
Rule's first true crime book, The Stranger Beside Me was her first bestseller. When she sold the proposal, Rule had no idea the book she would end up writing would be about a man she considered a friend, her work partner at a crisis hotline, Ted Bundy. Considered the definitive work on the elusive serial killer who murdered over 35 young women, The Stranger Beside Me is a meticulously researched, gripping account that benefits not just from Rule's unique vantage on Bundy but from a clear and rational, very human voice.
Her next true crime work, Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder , recounts the story of a woman who shot her three children and then wounded herself, claiming to police that a "bushy-haired stranger" was responsible. As with most of Rule's work, the book is part psychological profile, looking deeply into the woman's past and present, part police procedural, and part real-life tragedy. If You Really Loved Me: A True Story of Desire and Murder followed, detailing the case of a wealthy computer expert who convinced his year-old daughter by an earlier marriage to shoot and kill his present wife and take the fall for it alone.
In Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal , Rule profiles a beautiful woman who framed her third husband for the murder of his parents, tried to poison his grandparents, kept an elderly woman in her care drugged after killing her husband, and had a hand in the alleged suicide of her brother.
Under Rule's treatment, the over-the-top material becomes an absorbing character study. With both, she achieved perceptive, chilling portraits of brilliant, successful individuals who became murderers, and tense, often riveting narratives of the investigations into their crimes.
While the cases Rule writes about are of many different types, the two things she always looks for are an anti-hero or -heroine who is intelligent and talented, a person who seems to have it all but is incapable of being satisfied, coupled with an engaging set of surrounding elements: victims, families of victims, and the law enforcement team that works to bring them to justice.
Rule continued her education in criminology, taking courses in crime scene investigation, police administration, arrest, search and seizure, and more.
She attends seminars on organized crime , arson, bomb search, DNA, and forensic science. She is certified in many states to teach seminars on subjects from high-profile offenders to serial killers. The U. Active in support groups for victims of violent crimes, she has also been tapped by police as a consultant on serial killers. Two of Rule's books have been made into television miniseries. One of them, Small Sacrifices, won the Peabody award. She received an Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference, two Anthony awards from Bouchercon, the mystery fans' organization, and was nominated twice for Edgar awards by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as receiving the Washington State Governor's Award.
She is considered by many to be the founder of the true crime genre as it exists today. Beautiful Seattle Lust Killer The Want-Ad Killer The I-5 Killer Beautiful America's Seattle Beauty of Seattle Brower, M.
Johnson, A. Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me , about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books.
For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and passed away in Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited. The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food. My Life with Wagner. Guide To Better Acol Bridge. The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating.
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