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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A Fever in the Heart probes a volatile triangle of one woman and the two men who trade roles as her lover/husband--until both are murdered, leaving a double widow and a killer. Publicity tie-in to Everything She Ever Wanted, and A Rose For Her Grave, both ABC-TV two-part miniseries. Includes two 8-page photo inserts.  See more details below

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A Fever in the Heart probes a volatile triangle of one woman and the two men who trade roles as her lover/husband--until both are murdered, leaving a double widow and a killer. Publicity tie-in to Everything She Ever Wanted, and A Rose For Her Grave, both ABC-TV two-part miniseries. Includes two 8-page photo inserts.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From the premier writer of true crime comes A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases, the third volume in Ann Rule's Crime Files series. Here, she collects four cases that "subconsciously or inadvertently... share a common theme: personal betrayal. Since I am a great believer in the premise that we do nothing accidentally, it must be the right time to contemplate homicides that occur because the victim or victims have been betrayed by someone they have come to trust." Like her bestselling Dead by Sunset, A Fever in the Heart is scheduled to be made into an NBC-TV miniseries currently scheduled to air in May 1997. (Pocket, $6.99, 480p, ISBN 0-671-79355-1)
Library Journal
Crime writer Rule has produced another gripping compilation of true-crime stories, all set in Washington State in the 1970s. Her themes are of personal betrayal and sexual predators. The title story tells of an obsession fueled by jealousy and lust, ultimately leading to death and the ruination of many lives. After his wife left him, beloved high school coach Gabby Moore became obsessed with the wife of a former student and friend, Morris Blankenbaker. Morris's wife, Jerilee, began a relationship with Gabby that deteriorated as the alcoholic Gabby's behavior became increasingly erratic. She returned to Morris, who was soon found murdered, but Gabby, the most likely suspect, had an airtight alibi. Other stories also tell tales of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives and false identities, and sexual depravity. A welcome addition to true-crime collections; highly recommended.-Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671793555
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Ann Rule's Crime Files Series, #3
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers. She is a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectures frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations, including the FBI. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. A graduate of the University of Washington, she holds a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Willamette University. She lives near Seattle and can be contacted through her website AnnRules.com.

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 1 ratings. 10 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.
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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.
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