A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files Series #3)

A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files Series #3)

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by Ann Rule
     
 

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FEVER IN THE HEART covers the real life drama of a love triangle that ended in tragedy, shocking the tight knit community of Yakima, Washington.
What began as an innocent flirtation erupted into an affair that destroyed many lives. At its center were three people so charismatic, attractive and intelligent, that they should have had decades of happiness ahead of

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FEVER IN THE HEART covers the real life drama of a love triangle that ended in tragedy, shocking the tight knit community of Yakima, Washington.
What began as an innocent flirtation erupted into an affair that destroyed many lives. At its center were three people so charismatic, attractive and intelligent, that they should have had decades of happiness ahead of them. But three is a crowd, and the odd man out wanted back in--at any cost.
But was he capable of murder? Supporters said no, and pointed out he had an airtight alibi. Yet someone hatched a fatal scheme so unbelievable it could be a plot from a Hitchcock film. Ann Rule first covered this case for COSMOPOLITAN magazine in 1976. But Olive Blankenbaker, mother of one of the victims, begged Rule to dig deeper and write an entire book. Rule promised Olive that she would. It took twenty years, but she kept her promise to Olive. Rule's thorough research of one of the most fascinating cases she has ever found brings FEVER IN THE HEART to life and keeps true crime fans riveted. Readers who don't want the plot revealed should avoid reading THE LIBRARY JOURNAL'S spoiler review below. While there are many twists, turns and surprises in this convoluted story, some might find the review below gives away too much.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016375861
Publisher:
Planet Ann Rule
Publication date:
02/24/2013
Series:
Ann Rule's Crime Files Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
46,288
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1935
Place of Birth:
Lowell, Michigan
Education:
Creative Writing Program, University of Washington

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A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Ann Rule's true crime book over the years. Was a big fan . But here last couple of true crime were not intriguing nor kept my interested. They were not as well written as her previous other stories. I will think about purchasing any more as A Fever in The Heart, was a waste of my money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Fever in the Heart is a very sad story. My heart really went out to Morris' mother. In my opinion Jerilee's behavior set a tragic chain reaction in motion.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 12 months ago
Writing flows well. Stories are very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love2ReadLM More than 1 year ago
Ann Rule does it again. I love true crime and have read several authors. Ann in the queen of true crime. The stories come alive in all her books and this one is no exception. She puts you right in the middle of all the character's lives so you know the perpetrator's motives as well as the victim. Very interesting stories.
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
Ann Rule really knows how to write true crime. These stories always seem to make readers cringe, and of course, the same goes for this novel. The only thing that I didnt like was how long the first case was. It seemed very drawn out however, it was interesting. i'm not sure why she put so much time with this case, and so little with the others. But, the novel is good, and it is a must read for fans of the author, and the true crime genre.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
She has the talent to balance out the investigative, criminalist aspect of a crime and at the same time she is able to describe the people involved to the core that it makes our heart go out to these people who are no more, who have been dead for more than two decades and for us to want to support and sympathise with the families who had lost the people they cherished to deaths that just should never have happened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book by Ann Rule. It gets a little drawn out at the end during the trial - but otherwise it is an interesting story with interesting characters. It's a sad, but interesting story of a love triangle between two talented highschool sweethearts and the school's wrestling coach who later has a midlife crisis and seduces the highschool guy's wife. Tells about the sad result of being swayed by emotions instead of reality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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