This one is a tad different. I gave this book 5 stars! I have not checked whether she used a new editor for this book, but the overall quality has dropped sharply both in content and style. I really dislike the fact that some of the cases Ann Rule writes about are still unsolved. Unfortunately, little by little she seems to be getting somewhat prudish and judgmental. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Her mother, Sophie Hansen Stackhouse, was a schoolteacher who taught the developmentally disabled. Her books all explore the reasons behind the front-page cases she covers.
Sometimes I like reading about psychos and dirtbags. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Bill Rule taught creative writing at Foster High School in Tukwila,Washington. Despite the passge in time, authorities beleive someone, somewhere, can still help solve the identity of the woman known as El Dorado Jane Doe. Run as Fast As You Can 5 stars -What a sad story.
I call it: A Player Gets Played! It is lacking the in depth coverage of Ann's earlier works but it's still an enjoyable read. The wife in this story is Teresa Gaethe and the dead ex is Chuck Leonard. For once she didn't get overly invested in the detectives in these stories. She didn't talk to Teresa Gaethe-Leonard, currently in prison. Very interesting but has some unresolved elements.
I have a perverse secret. Stackhouse, was a football, basketball and track coach. Did a deranged son murder his own mother? I thought Rule's writing So I went on a True Crime and romance read binge starting on Friday. But when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can be deadly. But first the good parts. She was a former Seattle Policewoman and was well educated in psychology and criminology.
It might be age, it might be having seen too much ugliness, it might be that she used to have a better editor. I really dislike the fact that some of the cases Ann Rule writes about are still unsolved. Seven entries of varying quality, including: But I Trusted You The longest chapter though not necessarily the best. They were entertaining, if reading about other people's tragedies can be called entertaining, but it's not Ms Rules best work. Teresa was fingered for his death, but managed to flee the country for several months before being recaptured in Puerto Rico and returned to face trial. Ann's hobbies often took a backseat to her writing, but she had many interests. She's unhappy an This was a good book but not as fast to read as the others.
All of these stories except for one take place in Washington state. She earned a bachelor's degree from the in creative writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology. Rule won two Anthony Awards from Bouchercon, the mystery fans' organization. My heart ached so badly after reading the story of what happened to the Cowden family. I always want to know what happens to the kids and other relatives after they lose a loved one through murder.
But I trusted you -- Death in paradise: the haunting voyage of the Spellbound -- Sharper than a serpent's tooth -- Monohan's last date -- Run as fast as you can -- The deadly voyeur -- Dark forest: deep danger Trust. She's thin, blonde and an expert at manipulating men! All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The man in the story, who Rule calls The Enumclaw killer wasn't a serial killer. Let's start with the feature length case, which concerns the murder of teacher Chuck Leonard by his estranged wife Teresa. This was a good book full of tragedy and murder. The title of the book does not suit every case chronicled within the pages but they each had some interesting aspects for the reader. I, for one, am weary of her increasing penchant for soapy Oprah-esque moralizing and philosophizing about the eternal plight of People Who Love The Wrong People.
Crimes take time to solve and by the time they get all the information it is usually old news and not put back out for the public to see. I think her fans would appreciate fewer and better stories that resemble those of her 1980s career peak than a higher volume of weaker tales. But her books focused on victims, and she became an advocate for victims' rights. We just haven't come up with anything better. This story of course doesn't have a happy ending.