Search Results: "Ann Rule"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1998

"Impossible to put down (though a little skimpy on psychiatric details), this is, thanks to the vivid, fascinating portrait of Debora and of the slow unraveling of her homicidal schemes, one of Rule's best. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A tour de force from America's best true-crime writer (Dead by Sunset, 1985, etc). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 1992

"A headlong plunge into the depths of a sociopathic mind, told with a master's hand. (Photographs—24 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
Here, as in Small Sacrifices (1987), Rule (If You Really Loved Me, 1991, etc.) re-creates the compelling story of a woman hellbent on gratification and devoid of conscience. Read full book review >

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PRACTICE TO DECEIVE by Ann Rule
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Rule's die-hard fans may be enamored, but other true-crime fans won't find much more than a yawn lurking between these pages."
The reigning true-crime queen dips into the darker side of love and mayhem in her latest microscopic take on homicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Second-drawer Rule, but shocking and juicy nonetheless."
Child abuse, adultery, and murder permeate this potentially gripping but overwritten southern California crime story from the best-selling author of Small Sacrifices, The Stranger Beside Me, etc. David Brown was the consummate Eighties entrepreneur: a computer wizard with his own business, plenty of cash, and a home in Orange County's conservative enclave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Not enough forensic detail for the blood-and-fiber crowd, but this is a terrific read and a moving tale that ends with a strange redemption. (32 pages b&w photos, 1 map, not seen) (Author tour)"
Sufficiently creepy stuff from the master of true crime: This book is better-plotted than the murder itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Exploitative and sad."
Bestselling true-crime specialist Rule (Bitter Harvest, 1998, etc.) certainly has her fans, but here her leering, hyperventilating style is merely distasteful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE SWEET SONG by Adi Rule
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"The end is worth the sometimes-perilous journey. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Boarding school drama and paranormal romance collide in this promising debut. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN TWIN by Adi Rule
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 22, 2016

"Rule delivers a funny, exciting adventure for readers ready to move on from doe-eyed heroines swooning over rugged heroes. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A young woman has been kept hidden for most of her life, but a rare excursion leads to a confrontation with the authorities that are her biggest fear—until she becomes theirs. Read full book review >

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THE BEST REVENGE by Rebecca Rule
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"But it does the job, and looks built to last."
Brisk and (generally) unsentimental stories of New England rural life, by an emerging New Hampshire writer whose flinty wit may remind readers of Maine's Carolyn Chute or Vermont's E. Annie Proulx. Read full book review >

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THE ICIEST, DICIEST, SCARIEST SLED RIDE EVER! by Rebecca Rule
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"Parents beware: Children are likely to scout out the highest hill to try to replicate this amazing run. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's first-person narration brings a New England sled ride to life. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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