Ann Rule has always had an insatiable interest in why people do the things they do. From devouring true crime books when she was a girl to pursuing a career in law enforcement as a Seattle policewoman, to achieving blockbuster success as a true crime author, Rule has dedicated her life to uncovering the dark motivations inside the minds of the criminals who live among us.
The majority of Rule's books have hit the New York Times bestseller list, including six Crime Files series volumes: A Rage to Kill, In the Name of Love, the #1 bestseller A Fever in the Heart, You Belong to Me, A Rose for Her Grave, and The End of the Dream.
...And Never Let Her Go is her chilling account of the nationally renowned case of wife killer Thomas Capano; Bitter Harvest covers the case of Debora Green, a physician and mother driven to murder; the #1 bestseller If You Really Loved Me tells the true story of a millionaire's murderous alter ego; Everything She Ever Wanted is the story of a sociopathic Georgia socialite and her fatal attractions; Small Sacrifices is Rule's heartbreaking account of a woman who slaughtered her three young children. Perhaps her best-known and most compelling work, The Stranger Beside Me, is the fascinating tale of Rule's growing terror as she realized her friend and coworker, Ted Bundy, was a serial killer. Finally, the #1 New York Times bestseller Dead by Sunset tells the story of a charismatic killer and the women who loved him.
Generous and civic-minded when it comes to sharing her expertise and insights, Rule has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and often speaks to law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy. She also served on the U.S. Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP -- the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in use at the FBI to trace and apprehend serial killers.
(Amanda H. Reid)
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Rule's early jobs included being a caseworker for the Washington State Department of Public Assistance and a police officer.
Rule's interest in criminology seems to run in the family: Her grandfather and an uncle were sheriffs, another uncle was a medical examiner, and her cousin was a district attorney.
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|The Stranger Beside Me, 1981|
|The Want-Ad Killer, 1983|
|The I-5 Killer, 1984|
|Beautiful America's Seattle, 1986|
|Small Sacrifices, 1987|
|Lust Killer, 1988|
|If You Really Loved Me, 1991|
|Everything She Ever Wanted, 1993|
|A Rose for Her Grave, 1993|
|A Fever in the Heart, 1995|
|Dead by Sunset, 1996|
|You Belong to Me, 1997|
|In the Name of Love, 1997|
|Bitter Harvest, 1998|
|The End of the Dream, 1999|
|A Rage to Kill, 1999|
|And Never Let Her Go, 1999|
|Empty Promises, 2001|
|Every Breath You Take, 2002|
|Last Dance, Last Chance, 2003|
|Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death, 2003|
|Green River, Running Red, 2004|
|Worth More Dead, Vol. 10, 2005|
|Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal, 2007|