Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases
Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder case REAL-LIFE MURDER. REAL-LIFE MYSTERY. 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,... show more
Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder case REAL-LIFE MURDER. REAL-LIFE MYSTERY. 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 26th 2007
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Crime Files (#12)
Rule usually starts off her volumes with a longer case up front, and shorter cases towards the end. I thought that this one read as filler honestly. She just seemed to find out stories concerning wives that she could write about. There are not a lot of satisfactory stories in this one. The Deputy's...
I've read pretty much everything Ann Rule ever wrote but I was feeling the true crime reading itch recently so I picked this up again. My mom got me hooked on Ann Rule and true crime in general in the late 80s when I was in the 6th grade and we read every book as soon as the paperback came out.
Ann Rule is the only true crime I ever read. She tries to give a voice and a memory to the victims of the crimes, and she tells the stories in a sensitive way, with a minimum of gore or sensationalism. Whenever I read her books, it's always so unbelievable to me how these women lie to themselves an...