Danger in the Dorm

Danger in the Dorm

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by Ann Rule
     
 
It was 1968, and Ann Rule tapped out stories on an old fashioned typewriter in the basement of her beach shack, with four noisy kids playing beside her. Changing the ribbon was a messy job, and a typing mistake meant Rule had to crumple up the page and start over. So she learned to NOT make mistakes. The words flowed from her fingers tips, as she typed each article

Overview

It was 1968, and Ann Rule tapped out stories on an old fashioned typewriter in the basement of her beach shack, with four noisy kids playing beside her. Changing the ribbon was a messy job, and a typing mistake meant Rule had to crumple up the page and start over. So she learned to NOT make mistakes. The words flowed from her fingers tips, as she typed each article from beginning to end, never tossing out a page. The lack of technology, however, wasn't Rule's biggest challenge. Crime writing was a male dominated field, where females were not welcome. The editor of the detective magazines told her to pick a male pen name because "Readers will never believe that a woman knows so much about crime." "Andy Stack" was born and "he" published over a thousand true crime articles over the next decade. At the request of Rule's diehard fans, we have launched RETRO ANN RULE TRUE CRIME SHORTS, recycled from those long ago articles Rule wrote as Andy Stack. Rule has definitely grown as an author since the early days, but her most avid readers will appreciate Rule in her raw form, in these tight yet informative crime stories. DANGER IN THE DORM chronicles a 1972 murder on what was considered one of the safest campuses in America. Dorm residents at Oregon State University felt so secure that some never bothered to lock their doors, unaware of the evil that lurked nearby. Everyone was shocked when the first girl was attacked. Soon there were more assaults. When honor student Nancy Wyckoff was murdered in her dorm room, detectives worked round the clock to catch her killer. But they were stumped when more victims came forward. The attacks did not seem to follow any pattern. DANGER IN THE DORM is one of Rule's earliest true crime stories published over four decades ago. In this RETRO ANN RULE TRUE CRIME SHORT, Rule reports on the tragedy that frightened students on campuses all over Oregon and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015978131
Publisher:
Planet Ann Rule
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
64,006
File size:
2 MB

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 .

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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Danger In The Dorm 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
TarHeelGirl00 More than 1 year ago
Although originally published as a true crime article over four decades ago, "Danger in the Dorm" is a short that will not disappoint today. This crime occurred long before modern day technological advances and the writing remains true to that time. Readers of Ann's other books will immediately recognize her amazing writing style that is evident even in this early article. Whether you are a longtime Ann Rule fan looking for a quick read or a new reader wanting an introduction to her writings, this book is for you. I look forward to more Retro Ann Rule True Crime Shorts in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting early case
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work is clearly Ann early writiing. It does say on the cover there are 40 pages with 16 pages of photos. I don't know what the one star people are reading or not reading. It is a great story and well put together..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just received my NOOK from kids for Christmas.  This True Crime book was perfect for a "first."  Ann Rule is the very best True Crime  writer.  Not only was the book easy reading, but I will definitely look forward to other books by Ann.  I have read many of her writings and will continue to do so. Thank you for including it!  As soon as I get "caught up" with organizing Christmas in the attic, I will be purchasing  more books.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nicely written short story, standard Ann Rule, good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read but worth it. Very interesting story. Sad that such a beautiful women lost her life so young.
cookit More than 1 year ago
Ann Rule is Ann Rule-the absolute best in writing True Crime. I was excited to be able to read one of her short pieces. I would love to see more like this!
Darlene_N More than 1 year ago
A waste of money. I love Ann Rule and have read most of her books but this was no book. Barnes and Nobel should let the customer know how many pages short stories have so the customer will have an idea of what they are getting. It was only $2.99 I believe but the point is that it is NOT a book and should NOT be listed as a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A ripoff. Should not be sold as a book. A routine murder case where the author tried to inject drama and uncertainty when there was none.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short story
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Don' waste your money - 26 page book with at least 3 pages of pictures- I felt ripped off! Not Anns best writiing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Logan. I'll be back in May. Text meh, doe. 607-759-9586...^-^ I promise!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you get it? O.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another well done writing.... Bn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Res five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Result two~ Emma <br> Res 3- Shea <br> Res 4~ Dice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exactly; Dice was like Peeta. Wolf like Katniss, always doubting Him, then begging him to stay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok but we dont care though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man where is everyone i miss the drama and girlfriends. Now i miss everyone. Even meranda