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Without Pity- Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers
Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Without Pity by Ann Rule. Now, she updates the most astonishing cases from that acclaimed series -- and presents shocking, all-new true-crime accounts -- in one riveting anthology. In every explosive chapter of Without Pity, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies behind the perfect facades of heartless killers They are the admired, trusted neighbor; the affable family man; the sexy, charismatic lover; the high-achieving professional.
Perhaps most frightening of all is that they are heroes in their own minds. But when someone gets in the way of their deluded dreams, they are capable of deadly acts of violence with no remorse. Analyzing the true nature of the sociopathic mind in chilling detail, Ann Rule traces the murderous crimes of seemingly ordinary men -- killers who drew their unsuspecting victims into their twisted worlds with devastating consequences. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published December 1st by Pocket Books first published November 24th More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews.
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Without pity : Ann Rule's most dangerous killers
Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Jul 02, jv poore rated it liked it Shelves: own-it , non-fiction , crime. Thank you, Valerity Val for turning me on to Ann Rule! I'm so glad I've got another one of her books sitting on my shelves right now. And another couple on the way to me View all 7 comments. Apr 10, J.
Moncrieff rated it liked it. Four and a half stars for Ann Rule; one for the publisher. I was pretty excited to find what I'd thought was a "new" edition of Ann Rule's true crime tales at a book sale. I'd been pretty sure I'd read everything non-fiction she had written, but I didn't recognize the title or cover.
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What a find! What a sham. This is a volume of three new short pieces by Rule--the rest are stories pulled from Rule's other true crime collections. I really hate it when publishers do this; I think it's extremely unet Four and a half stars for Ann Rule; one for the publisher. I really hate it when publishers do this; I think it's extremely unethical, unless they make it absolutely clear on the cover that the volume is a reprint they didn't.
Rule's fans tend to read everything she published, so it would be rare to find someone interested in this book who hasn't read the majority of it before. In my case, I paid a dollar at a charity used book sale, and I didn't mind re-reading the stories, which were excellent, as usual. But the publisher shouldn't try to pass this off as a volume of new material.
View 2 comments. Sep 04, Carol Ann rated it liked it. I don't understand why I am drawn to these true crime books, but I am. Most of her stories go back to crimes from the 60s and 70s.
This was not my first time reading her, and it won't be my last. I just don't broadcast this weakness except on goodreads. View 1 comment. Jan 06, Katherine Addison rated it really liked it Shelves: 20th-century , true-crime , 21st-century , essays. This book is mostly reprints from Ann Rule's Crime Files vols. Two young women camping alone in an isolated location, surprised and murdered by a stranger.
Stolle clearly had guilty knowledge--he knew things that hadn't been released to the media--but his story was also wrong in places, and he would never either confess his own guilt or admit that he had been told about the crime by someone else. He died in prison without ever coming clean. Johnson and Weidner were traveling with their dogs, Charlie and Silas one reason they were confident in their own safety.
Silas was also killed the same weekend though his remains were too decomposed to determine cause of death ; Charlie was still guarding Beverly Johnson's body when she was found. Unbeknownst to the officer, however, Kyreacos had a tape recorder concealed on his body, and what it recorded was not a shoot-out. The officer murdered Kyreacos, then shot himself twice carefully to make it look like Kyreacos had attacked him--in effect framing him for his own death.
The trial did not uncover the officer's motives.
As best anyone can tell, he believed at the time of his death that he had to sacrifice himself and his family in order to save the world. He killed himself by stabbing himself four times deeply in the chest--dramatically atypical of suicides--so that detectives were very nearly misled into looking for an outside assailant. Aug 13, Darsana rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction.
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I read this when I was in school. I remember suspecting everyone I knew of being sociopaths. Truly Gripping and Horrifyingly tragic, in most cases, this one's for all the true crime fans out there!
Looking forward to reading 'The Stranger beside me. Apr 06, Perri rated it really liked it Shelves: anne-rule. Ann Rule includes her "most dangerous killers" choices culled from other books with three new cases. This book was a mixed read for me.
Dec 20, Karen rated it really liked it. I love the way Ann gives background information on both victim and killer. It's as much a psychological study as criminal. Mar 26, CrabbyPatty rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , reads. A compilation of Ann Rule's short stories, mostly set in and around the Seattle area. Rule is one of my favorite true crime writers.
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