Ann Rule… May Your Journey Into the Light Be Beautiful…

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I just recently learned that one of my favorite authors, Ann Rule, passed away. She set the bar very high for true crime authors. Ann Rule authored the true crime novel about one of the most notorious serial killers,Ted Bundy. The book is The Stranger Beside Me and detailed how they worked side by side for a suicide crisis hotline center and the dawning realization that a friend was a cold blooded killer. She was an amazing author and will be sorely missed. Fly high sweet lady… I know that not only the Angels met you when you crossed over, but those souls that you honored through your words in telling their stories… God Bless…

The following is an except from her bio from Wikipedia:

Rule’s career path included working as a law enforcement officer for the Seattle Police Department as well as writing for publications geared toward women. Beginning in 1969, she wrote for True Detective magazine under the nom de plume “Andy Stack.”[4][7]

While working at a suicide crisis hotline center in Seattle, Rule met Ted Bundy in 1971. Both were volunteering their time. She didn’t realize until a few years later that Bundy was responsible for a series of murders and while working together, Rule noted nothing disturbing in Bundy’s personality at the time. To Rule, Bundy was “kind, solicitous, and empathetic”.[8][9] Her first book, The Stranger Beside Me, is considered one of the definitive biographies of Bundy and was written under her own name rather than her previously used pen-name. (Wikipedia)
Here is a list of her books…

Lust Killer (1983)
Possession (1983)
The Want-Ad Killer (1983)
The I-5 Killer (1984)
The Stranger Beside Me (1986)
Small Sacrifices (1987)
If You Really Loved Me (1991)
Everything She Ever Wanted (1992)
A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 1(1993)
You Belong to Me and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 2 (1994)
Dead by Sunset (1995)
A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 3 (1996)
Bitter Harvest (1997)
In the Name of Love and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 4 (1998)
The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up: Crime Files Vol. 5 (1998)
A Rage to Kill and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 6 (1999)
And Never Let Her Go (1999)
Empty Promises: Crime Files Vol. 7 (2001)
Every Breath You Take (2001)
Heart Full of Lies (2001)
Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 8 (2003)
Without Pity: Ann Rule’s Most Dangerous Killers: Crime Files Updates (2003)
Green River, Running Red (2004)
Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 9 (2004)
Worth More Dead and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 10 (2005)
No Regrets and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 11 (2006)
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 12 (2007)
Too Late to Say Goodbye (2007)
Mortal Danger and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 13 (2008)
But I Trusted You and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 14 (2009)
In the Still of the Night (2010)
Don’t Look Behind You and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 15 (2011)
Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 16 (2012)
Danger in the Dorm (re-released 2013)
Practice to Deceive (2013)
Lying in Wait (2014)

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