Book Reviews of Kiss Me, Kill Me, and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol. 9)

Kiss Me, Kill Me, and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol. 9)
Kiss Me Kill Me and Other True Cases - Crime Files, Vol. 9
Author: Ann Rule
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ISBN-13: 9780671691394
ISBN-10: 0671691392
Publication Date: 11/30/2004
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 157 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Kiss Me, Kill Me, and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol. 9) on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The dark side of love is no fairy tale. And while we may like to believe that crimes of the heart only victimize those who aren't careful, this page-turning colleciton of must-read accounts will convince you otherwise. America's #1 true-crime writer, Ann Rule reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push ordinary people to desperate acts, and how investigators and forensics experts work to unravel the most entangled crimes of passion. Extracting behind-the-scenes details, Rule makes these volatile relationships utterly real, and masterfully re-creates the ill-fated chains of events in such cases as the ex-Marine and martial arts master who seduced vulnerable women and then destroyed their lives...the killer whose calling card was a single bloodred rose...the faithless wife who manipulated and murdered without conscience...the blind date that set the stage for a killer's brutality...and more. In every case, the victim-young and innocent or older and experienced-unknowingly trusted a stranger with the sociopathic skill to hide their dark motives, until it was too late to escape a web of deadly lied, fatal promises, and homicidal possession.

Rule writes with a passion that captures you into the very heart of the story. These true-crime stories almost read as fiction, but they are far from it. Rule grabs you with the first page and continues to keep your interest until the very last page. Her books are ones that you will have trouble putting down once you've started.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not usually a fan of true crime, but I really enjoyed this one. Very nicely done.
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10 true crime stories in one book. "Ann Rule reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust push ordinary people to desperate acts, and how investigators and forensics experst work to unravel the most entangled crimes of passion." Well written.
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The dark side of love is no fairy tale and while we may like to believe that crimes of the heart only victimize those who aren't careful, this page turning collection of must read accounts will convince you otherwise. It revels how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push ordinary people to desperate acts, and how investigators and forensics experts work to unravel the most entangled crimes of passion. Extracting behind the scenes details, Rule makes these volatile relationships utterly real, and masterfully re creates the ill fated chains of events in such cases as the ex Marine and martial arts master who seduced vulnerable women and then destroyed their lives, the killer whose calling card was a single blood red rose, the faithless wife who manipulated and murdered without conscience, the blind date that set the stage for a killer's brutality, and more.
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Enjoy true crime? You will not be disappointed with this assortment of stories.
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You can't go wrong with Ann Rule.
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I love Ann Rule I wait for all her books, 5 stars
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This was a really fascinating book.
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Great book...fast read
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Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 9

"In riveting cases from her crime files, Ann Rule exposes the shattering violence and lethal obsessions behind the most passionate love affairs" (From the back cover)
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I love Ann Rule books. Must be my "bad" side.
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As always, Ann Rule not only describes the murder in detail, but also delves into the prepretator's inner most thoughts.
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In riveting cases from her crime files, Ann Rule exposes the shattering violence and lethal obsessions behind the most passionate love affairs.
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10 trues crime stories from Ann Rules files.
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An assortment of true crime stories that only Ann Rule can write. As always a great book.
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Great book for those who like true crime- Ann Rule is the master of the genre.
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In riveting cases from her crime files, Ann Rule exposes the shattering violence and letha obsessions behind themost passionate love affairs.
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Book was excellent Ann Rule is the best true crime writer I have read . And I have read alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Another great Ann Rule book. She keeps you in the moment with her descriptive narrative.
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In riveting cases from her crime files, and rule exposes the shattering violence and lethal obsessions behind the passionate love affairs.
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Another great book by Ann Rule! Love her!
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Several short stories. NIce for a trip.
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The dark side of love? there is one. and Ann Rule writes about it in fascinating detail.
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Anne Rule's True Crime books are the best. The cases are very well researched, and the book reads like a novel. She gives you insight into the mind of a murderer, it is a different experience from any other book of this genre.
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Another excellent collection of true crime stories from Ann Rule, these centering on crimes of lovers. Will make you think twice about blind dates!
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Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and writes about riveting cases from her crime files.
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Typical of this author, always a good read.
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I used to read more true crime books; now the only author I read consistently is Ann Rule and I try not to miss any of hers. She is always excellent and this book is, of course, no exception.
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A must read if you like Ann Rule
Has 10 different stories
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An excellent book of short true-crime cases. I felt slightly annoyed when I realized that one story had already been published (without commentary comparing it to several cases currently in the news) in volume three of Rule's Crime Files, which I recently gave up trying to finish and passed on to a friend. Rule could have mentioned this at the beginning of the reprinted story. Otherwise, excellent. Anne Rule's Crime Files, #9.
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This is a great book by Ann Rule about love affairs that become deadly. There are nine different stories about crimes of passion in this volume. If you are a fan of true crime or Ann Rule I'd highly recommend this book.
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Excellent true crime reading.
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great book!!!
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All of Ann Rule's books are great, this one was no exception.
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the stories are sad and revealing.
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Fascinating and disturbing, this was hard to put down. Good book!
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I LOVE all of Ann Rule's books!!!
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GREAT READ...AS ARE ALL OF HER BOOKS.
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made me not want to date much for a few days.
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If you like true crime and are a fan of Ann Rule, you dont want to miss this one
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Great Book!!
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I just love Ann Rule and if you do too buy this book! :-)
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I always enjoy reading Ann`s books