With a string of bestselling true crime books that are considered to be required reading in criminology classrooms across the country, Ann Rule has built a reputation on delivering tales more terrifying than fiction.
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Date of Birth:
October 22, 1935
Place of Birth:
Creative Writing Program, University of Washington
Peabody Award for the TV miniseries based on Small Sacrifices
|On what she makes of the seemingly insatiable public interest in the true crime genre, Ann Rule said in a chat on CNN.com, "My readers are very gentle people. They just want to know 'why?' They are not the kind of people who slow down to look at an accident."|
|Rule's Favorite Writers||All in the Family|
|The Accidental Tourist|
According to her official web site, Rule's favorite authors are: Anne Tyler, Garrison Keillor, Jerry Bledsoe, James Neff, Kathy Casey, Lois Duncan, Edna Buchanan, John Updike, Erma Bombeck, Donna Anders, Carl Hiaasen, and -- of course -- daughter Leslie Rule.
|Coast to Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America|
Leslie Rule, Ann Rule (foreword)
The result of eerie in-depth interviews and extensive research forays to investigate ghost sightings across the country, Leslie Rule's collection of real-life hauntings features 50 black-and-white photographs taken by Rule herself, and a foreword by mother Ann.