Danger In The Dorm [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015978131
  • Publisher: Planet Ann Rule
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 23,091
  • File size: 3 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 .
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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Retro Ann Rule True Crime Shorts Rule!!!!

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    This work is clearly Ann early writiing. It does say on the cove

    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..

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Great early short story from the True Crime legend!

    interesting early case

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Just received my NOOK from kids for Christmas.  This True Crime

    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.
     

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    good story

    nicely written short story, standard Ann Rule, good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    McKenzie and Mason's Dorms

    McKenzie- Life Within The Dorm<p>
    Mason- Dorme Bebe

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Sebra

    Yawns

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Short but sweet.

    Fast read but worth it. Very interesting story. Sad that such a beautiful women lost her life so young.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    More, Please!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Don' waste your money - 26 page book with at least 3 pages of pi

    Don' waste your money - 26 page book with at least 3 pages of pictures- I felt ripped off! Not Anns best writiing

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Angel

    Man where is everyone i miss the drama and girlfriends. Now i miss everyone. Even meranda

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Fire

    Logan. I'll be back in May. Text meh, doe. 607-759-9586...^-^ I promise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Ann rule

    Short story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Fire

    Exactly; Dice was like Peeta. Wolf like Katniss, always doubting Him, then begging him to stay.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Dark

    Did you get it? O.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    What Dorm Result are you?

    Result two~ Emma <br>
    Res 3- Shea <br>
    Res 4~ Dice

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Carson

    10. Take it, I riddle your body with bullets and feed you to the wolves. STAY OUT.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Ashlyn

    Res five.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Kate

    Im res5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Lexi

    Gtgtb

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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