Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books. For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and passed away in 2015.
Praise for Ann Rule
"Rule has an instinct for suspense, knowing just what information to leak to the reader and when."--The Washington Post Book World "A raw docudrama of almost unbelievable intensity."--Booklist "A harrowing pathological portrait, a nearly unthinkable triple-murder plot, a hold-your-breath police procedural and a tale of dedication and compassion all superbly combined to produce the most riveting true-crime account since In Cold Blood."--Kirkus Reviews "Excellent....One of the most detailed studies of a sociopath to dignify the true-crime circuit."--The San Francisco Chronicle "A fascinating and grisly story...un-putdownable."--New York Daily News "A good read....Rule springs surprises and revelations with a novelist's skill."--Seattle Times