Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

And Other True Cases

Paperback - 2008
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Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder case

REAL-LIFE MURDER. REAL-LIFE MYSTERY.

In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease. Not so with these fascinating accounts drawn from the personal files of Ann Rule, America's #1 bestselling true-crime writer. What happens when the case itself becomes an intractable puzzle, when clues are shrouded in smoke and mirrors, and when criminals skillfully evade law enforcement in a maddening cat-and-mouse chase? Even the most devoted true-crime reader won't predict the outcome of these truly baffling cases until the conclusions revealed in Ann Rule's marvelously insightful narrative: 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.
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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