Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

And Other True Cases

Paperback - 2008
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An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars.... A sexual predator hides behind multiple fake identities, eluding police for years while his past victims live in fear that he will hunt them down.... 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 page-turning collection you won't be able to put down.

Included in this volume are stories of a victim burned beyond recognition - spontaneous human combustion? - impossible - and yet no one else seemed to enter or exit; a man who was a woman who was a man, whose con games in a small community led to murder; a "counterfeit priest" who wasn't a priest at all; a lifetime rapist; and the strangest case ever to hit Montana.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416541608
1416541608
Branch Call Number: 364.1523
Characteristics: xiv, 464 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.

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nutty7688 Mar 25, 2013

Some good true-crime stories, some I wish were longer and the longer ones I wish were shorter.

Kittykatkins Oct 06, 2011

I like Ann Rule's writing because she takes the time to delve into the psychology of both the victim and the perpetrator of a crime, and also to give an overview of police procedure, all of which is very evident in this book---great read!

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already read 5-2010

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