Monthly Archives: July 2015

C.J.: True-crime virtuoso Ann Rule: An angel beside me

Fans know true crime doyen Ann Rule would have written a hell of a book about Darren Sharper.

We’d know everything there was to know about his pathology, his childhood. Last time I talked to Rule, I tried to sell her on writing a book about Sharper, the former NFLer who since has been convicted of raping and drugging women in multiple states.

In that phone chat a few months ago, Rule admitted that she was not feeling well and had been using a wheelchair for a time. She had not mentioned the wheelchair during a conversation earlier this year, when I called to tell her I was going to do a better job of staying in touch in 2015. I’d feel a little better today if I’d followed through when I thought about calling her a few weeks ago.

The author of more than 30 books,

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American True Crime Writer Ann Rule Dies Aged 83

Ann Rule, an iconic American true crime author who wrote more than 30 books, has died. She was 83.

The author, who was best known for her biography on co-worker and serial killer Ted Bundy, died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to KING 5 News.

Rule’s daughter Leslie Rule, mentioned on her Facebook page that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

Rule’s passion for true crime quickly grew at a young age. At the age of 21, the mother of five worked at the Seattle Police Department then eventually began writing for True Detective Magazine.

According to Rule’s website, the author had a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing with minors in psychology, criminology and penology. In addidion, Rule has an Associate Degree from Highline Community

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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

True-crime writer Ann Rule, whose catalog of more than 30 books included a profile of a former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

Ms. Rule died Sunday night (July 26). Her daughter, author Leslie Rule, wrote on her Facebook page that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure. She died a few days after being hospitalized.

“My mom died peacefully last night,” Leslie Rule posted on Monday. “She got to see all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Ms. Rule broke out with her first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” published in 1980. In it she profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotline. Bundy, who was executed in 1989 in Florida, confessed to 30

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True-crime author Ann Rule dies

True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

Rule died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule’s daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

“My mom died peacefully last night,” Leslie Rule wrote. “She got to see all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Ann Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotline. She has said she had a contract to write about an unknown serial killer before her co-worker was charged with the crimes.

Rule, who went to work briefly at the Seattle Police Department when she was 21, began writing for magazines

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True crime author Ann Rule dead at 83

SEATTLETrue crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at 83.

Rule died at Highline Medical Center, south of Seattle, at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule’s daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

“My mom died peacefully last night,” Leslie Rule wrote. “She got to see all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.”

Why Ann Rule was intrigued with the Russel Douglas murder case

Ann Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotline. She has said she had a contract to write about an unknown serial killer before her co-worker was

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Best-selling true crime writer Ann Rule, author of 33 books, dies at age 83

The true crime writer Ann Rule has died at the age of 83. The author of 33 books, Rule shot to fame with her debut, The Stranger Beside Me, which detailed her time working on the late shift at a suicide hotline service in her adopted hometown, Seattle, with a colleague, Ted Bundy.

Bundy would turn out to be one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, a necrophile who confessed to 30 murders committed between 1974 and 1978 and may have been responsible for many more.

In her book, Rule described Bundy as “a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human’s pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after”.

Rule’s grandfather was a sheriff in Stanton, Michigan. She spent summer vacations with her grandparents, where she would help prepare food for prisoners in the jail. According

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/27/ann-rule-true-crime-author-dies

Ann Rule dies; co-worker Ted Bundy launched her string of true crime books

SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

Rule died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule’s daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

“My mom died peacefully last night,” Leslie Rule wrote. “She got to see all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Ann Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotline. She has said she had a contract to write about an unknown serial killer before her co-worker was charged with the crimes.

Rule, who went to work briefly at the Seattle Police Department when she was 21,

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/07/27/ann-rule-dies-co-worker-ted-bundy-launched-her-string-of-true-crime-books/

‘Monster in My Family’: DC Sniper’s Ex-Wife and Teen Accomplice Talk

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Mildred Muhammad, image: Marny Malin

On the LMN series Monster in My Family, Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of convicted D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad, talks about her life with her abusive husband. After going on a three-week shooting spree around the D.C area, shooting 27 people, 17 of them fatally, John Muhammad was executed by lethal injection in 2009. Mildred told The Associated Press that she and her three children (John, 19, Salena, 17, and Taalibah, 16) watched news coverage of his execution at their Maryland home. When his death was announced, Mildred said the children went into different rooms and cried. That year, Mildred published a memoir titled Scared Silent.

Muhammad’s teen accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, is serving a life sentence without parole. He too will be

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