A Rose For Her Grave & Other True Cases

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Pocket Books, Aug 1, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 528 pages
Ann Rule's Crime Files books have delivered the very best in true crime reading since A Rose for Her Grave, first in the acclaimed series, made its debut. Distinguished by the former Seattle policewoman's razor-sharp eye for telling detail and her penetrating analysis of the criminal mind, this gripping collection of accounts drawn from her personal files features the twisting case of Randy Roth, who married -- and murdered -- for profit. In her trademark narrative style, Ann Rule weaves a tale that is riveting, enraging, and heartbreaking all at once, and brilliantly chronicles the fateful confluence of a killer and his female victims, as well as the shattering investigation into Roth's heinous crimes.

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

I liked the opening story (although I thought the courtroom part was a drag because it repeated a lot we already knew). I was not fond of the shorter crime stories in the back. An ok true crime read. Read full review

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User Review  - JReynolds1959 - LibraryThing

It is amazing to me that people really believe that they can get away with murder. Ann Rule writes about cases where individuals really thought they would do just that, but got caught. Enlightening! Read full review


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Ann Rule is the author of thirty New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship to infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she knows the crime scene firsthand. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lives near Seattle. Visit her at AuthorAnnRule.com.

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