- Series: True Crime
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (September 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451166884
- ISBN-13: 978-0451166883
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 233 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Ann Rule has drawn on her experience as a former policewoman to become one of America’s top true-crime writers. The author of over 1,000 articles and numerous books, she has lectured widely to law-enforcement schools and agencies. She has also serves as a consultant to the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VI-CAP), which is used to track and apprehend violent criminals. Her bestselling books, Lust Killer, The Want-Ad Killer, The I-5 Killer, and Small Sacrifices, are available in Signet editions.
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But it was a really interesting way to get into the mind of a psychopath (I will never use the term "psychotic" wrong again. It's because of killers like this that I am pro death sentence.
I couldn't fall asleep after reading 2/3 if the book. Yet, when it happened, I felt an eerie presence. A shadow of a huge man covered me and a cold shiver went through my body like a sharpened knife. Without my head leaving the pillow from the living room sofa, I ran to my bedroom with that ghastly behemoth upon my heels and his hot breath on the back of my neck!!
I closed the bedroom door locking it behind me! My feet were firmly planted so that I too would not feel the pangs of horror so many women before me had felt. I have got to stop reading these books! True crime is the most frightening genre of literature. My eyes opened and my heart was racing until I realized it was just a nightmare induced by reading The Want Ad Killer by Ann Rule. There are no happy ending in true crime. However the author does this story and the countless victims who suffered by the hand if this monster as much justice as possible. Great read for true crime fanatics!
I don't normally like books about serial killers but I did enjoy reading this one.We got to see and know the victims which in a lot of times are lost as writers focus only on the killers.
Harvey was a very brutal, cruel person and as always we see where he was not sentanced enough time and got out of prison to commit even worse crimes than before.I think all true crime readers will enjoy this book.
My dearest true friend, Delores and I just can't wait for any of her "next" books and we have said for years how much talent she has for the written word. Each time I read a book, I say "this is my favorite" and then she comes up with another one... Everyone should read "A Rose for her Grave" by Ann Rule.
Keep writing Ann you are the best and we love you! Sue A. Sayles author of For Better, For Worse.
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