Book Reviews of A Rose For Her Grave (Crime Files, Vol. 1)

A Rose For Her Grave (Crime Files, Vol. 1)
A Rose For Her Grave - Crime Files, Vol. 1
Author: Ann Rule
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671793531
ISBN-10: 0671793535
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Rose For Her Grave (Crime Files, Vol. 1) on + 147 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The centerpiece of this chilling collection is the history of Randy Roth, a "modern-day Bluebeard" who specialized in marrying women and then killing them for insurance and Social Security benefits. Rule ( Everything She Ever Wanted ) traces Roth's crimes thoroughly and does an equally complete job of providing information on the investigative side of the story, such as the difficulties of being a female prosecutor. The remaining shorter cases come from Rule's "archives": a rapist returns after eight years in prison to kill the woman who put him there along with her daughter and a neighbor; a jilted husband hires a female "hit person" to kill his estranged wife; a 13-year-old girl disappears after tending to the mobile home of a friend on vacation; a sadistic killer murders a woman, chops her up and disposes of her dismembered body in a slough; and a young, single woman is strangled by a neighbor pretending to be her protector.
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Helpful Score: 2
This 513-page book took me some time to finish. I found the first story, which was 341 pages long, compelling reading; perhaps it should have been published as a stand-alone, because the following five short cases were so short and bland they felt like filler. Ann Rule's Crime Files, #1.
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Helpful Score: 1
Bringing together some of the most infamous cases of the Pacific northwest, a collection of true crime accounts includes that of Randy Roth, a man who married and murdered rich women.
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Ann Rule draws a chilling picture of a female sociapath who believes she deserves everything and manipulates and destroyes the lives of all those who love her. The feeling that came over me after reading a few paragraphs,I wanted to reach in and strangle her.
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Loved it! If you love Ann Rule's books like I do, this is a must read.
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Ann Rule at her best
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Great! I love everything Anne Rule!!!
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Storys of true murder cases.
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Another Ann Rule compilation of true crime stories: as always, well done and interesting.
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This is a great book by Ann Rule. The greatest True Crime author around.
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This was a great book! One longer story, with shorter true crime stories to follow. I had chills reading it!
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Interesting & entertaining if you like real-life crime reporting.
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loved it!!!
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any of ann rule's books speaks for itself. Its always a good read.
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Another good read!
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Excellent book!
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This was my first Ann Rule book and I wasn't sure I was going to like "true stories" but they are absolutely fascinating. They hold your attention to the very end.
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Another good true crime story by Ann Rule. If you like true crime, you'll enjoy this one.
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Another great read!