A to Z Challenge (focusing on Child Abuse and Sexual Assault) I am excited to share about the late Ann Rule, my favorite true crime author.
Ann Rule (1931-2015) worked as a law enforcement officer in Seattle and starting in 1969 she wrote as "Andy Stack" for the True Detective magazine. A couple years later when she was volunteering at a suicide crisis hotline center in 1971, she met a fellow volunteer, Ted Bundy, whom she would later write about in her first and best known book, The Stranger Beside Me.
If you are keen to read one of Ann Rule's books, try out:
- The Stranger Beside Me (about Ms. Rule's very own colleague, Ted Bundy)
- Small Sacrifices (about Diane Downs)
- If You Really Love Me (a chilling story about Cinnamon Brown, a young girl who was persuaded by her father to confess to a murder he committed)
- Heart Full of Lies (the controversial case of Liysa Northon who murdered her husband, Chris)