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Publisher's Summary

Real-life murder. Real-life mystery. In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease. Not so with these fascinating accounts drawn from the personal files of Ann Rule, America's #1 best-selling true-crime writer. What happens when the case itself becomes an intractable puzzle, when clues are shrouded in smoke and mirrors, and when criminals skillfully evade law enforcement in a maddening cat-and-mouse chase? Even the most devoted true-crime listener won't predict the outcome of these truly baffling cases until the conclusions revealed in Ann Rule's marvelously insightful narrative. An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars... A modest preacher's wife confesses to shooting her husband after an argument - but there's more to her shattering story than meets the eye. These and other true cases are analyzed with stunning clarity in a collection you won't be able to stop listening to.

©2008 Ann Rule (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Pretty Good

This Is typical Ann Rule, well written & interesting. I do, however, find these books covering multiple cases a bit tedious at times. So many stories of evil & murder in one book are a little overwhelming.

I really like Laural Merlington's narration with the exception that she consistently mispronounces the word "short-lived," pronouncing it with a long "i" sound.

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Recommend

All ver riveting, interesting cases. Didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I had the books that focused strictly upon one event however, I found this to be just as compelling. Although I cannot say that I "enjoy" listening to the events recalled within these pages, the information, people and events need to see the light of day. Listen, pray and take heart, because you just never know anyone as well as you assume, and you never truly know what hell the man or woman next door might be living through.

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Boring

Ann Rule writes some good books but this isn't one of them. The main case was boring. All but two of the short cases were boring. I just wasn't interested in the stories at all.

The narrator does a great job.

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Another great book and performance.

Ann Rule never dissapoints and Laurel Merlington always gives a great, consistent performance. Great Book.

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Biography, not crime. Repetitive and booooring.

This book should be shelved with biographies, not with crime stories. I got bored and gave up on this book without even getting to any murder or any other serious crime.

It's a shame, because the reader, Laural Merlington, is actually quite good. She does as well with this material as anyone can expect.