Book Reviews of Last Dance, Last Chance, and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol. 8)

Last Dance, Last Chance, and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol. 8)
Last Dance Last Chance and Other True Cases - Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol. 8
Author: Ann Rule
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671025359
ISBN-10: 067102535X
Publication Date: 12/30/2002
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Ann Rule writes a clear and mesmerizing true crime book about a professional man who tries to kill his wife with arsenic. He has a girlfriend and debts (the usual motives)and thinks this is the most expedient way to go about it. It takes his wife a long time to believe her husband would want to kill her. It's only after she becomes so ill and crippled from the effects of the arsenic that truth starts to hit her. This is another book explaining why arsenic is banned in many states and how easy it is to catch a killer with today's modern forensics. And this was written before forensics became so advanced and refined!
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It's ok. As typical for every Ann Rule book, she presents the stories as good vs evil. People are either all good or all bad in her stories instead of being real people...it's a little tiring. I'm not saying that the criminals in her books haven't done bad things, but her telling of the stories is a bit simplistic and cut & dried. Nothing in life is that simple.
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Great read.
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This book is am excellent crime story and lets you into the mind of a pyschopath and how they work.
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Volume 8 is the best in this series!!! So GREAT!
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This is a true story about murder. A fraudulant doctor-sociopath has lived his life with deception and deadly consequences ensue. His own schemes backfire.

This story is based on a true "Headlined-Making Case". The book even includes real pictures of the people involved.

It's a great book for people who love murder-mystery stories, but this book is even better because it actually happened.
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Good book...the first story is unbelievable!
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Had never read any of Ann Rule's mysteries before. (I know, it's hard to believe!) After many recommendations I finally dove in. I was not disappointed! Last Dance Last Chanceand Other True Cases is just that - true crime detailed.

Good one!
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ANN RULE TRUE CRIME STORIES ARE WONDERFUL! THESE ARE HARD TO PUT DOWN THRILLERS.
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Wonderful medical read about a doctor who was able to lead a secret second life. and it is true!!!
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Great reading from Ann Rule. Her books on crime are very well researched and turn-the-page reading.
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There are a few stories in this book which make for good reading.
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Ann Rule presents collection of true crime stories drawn from her private files -- and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences.
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Interesting case.....one where the victim lives to give her own side of the story!
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Another well written book by Ann Rule. I'll read anything that she writes.
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I love anything by Ann Rule
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True Crime. Don't read at night if you want to sleep peacefully!
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Great compilation of true crime stories, by one of the best in the genre.
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Excellent Ann Rule: well researched details, indepth character analysis.
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I like all of Ann Rules' True Crime books. This one was no exception. There are actually five different stories in this one book.
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chilling true crime stories
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I avoid Ann Rule's full-length books because they are very long (longer than I care to spend inside the mind of any criminal). But her other book of short cases that I read, Without Pity, offered cases so short that they blurred together by the time I finished the book. This book was a good compromise. The title story takes up more than three-fifths of the book and is interesting and memorable, and the other cases, though short, stand out as well. Recommended for true crime fans. Ann Rule's Crime Files, #8.
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Typical Ann Rule book...well written, holds your interest.
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From my wife's library. If you like Ann Rule, you should like this.
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Ann Rule is the best true crime writer ever.
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I really enjoyed this book. The first story is the longest, but they are all very interesting, and well-written.
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Just what you'd expect from Ann Rule!!
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"America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews), Ann Rule presents an all-new collection of crime stories drawn from her private files -- and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences.
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Beginning with the case of the sociopathic plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Pignataro of Buffalo, Ann Rule chronicles several fascinating episodes from her files of true-life criminals and analyzes their crimes, their backgrounds, and their motivations.The title case is an account of the life and crimes of Dr. Anthony Pignataro, a cosmetic surgeon with a penchant for forged credentials, botched surgeries, to the attempted arsenic poisoning of his wife. Four other true cases follow
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Fantastic true crime story about a sociopath cosmetic surgeon who got what he wanted, no matter who had to die!
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Who doesn't like true crime and Ann Rule. Good read.
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Wonderful true crime book - Ann Rule rules!!!
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True Crime. Dr. Anthony Pignataro was a cosmetic surgeon and a famed medical researcher whose fashy red Lamborghini and flamboyant lifestyle in western New York State suggested a highly successful career. But appearances, as this shocking inser account of Pignataro's tailspin from physician to prisoner proves, can be deceiving---and, for the doctor's wife, very nearly deadly. No one was safe if they got in his way.
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Another well written book by Ann Rule.