Book Reviews of The Want-Ad Killer

The Want-Ad Killer
The Want-Ad Killer
Author: Ann Rule
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451166883
ISBN-10: 0451166884
Publication Date: 9/1/1983
Pages: 286
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I wish she would have written this one later in her career as the book would have been even more detailed. Nonetheless, it is a story that can make the hair on your neck prickle from the absolute evil in some people.
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Helpful Score: 2
Creepy, creepy, creepy.
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Helpful Score: 2
Only 229 pages long, but this true story of a brutal man who rapes and bludgeons women to death, along with 8 pages of photos, makes for a good read if you like Ann Rule.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love true stories this one did not disappoint me .....a true crime story based in Anchorage Alaska..a crime that began in Washington state that began in the summer of 1957....about one of the most savage sex killers of our time...
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Helpful Score: 2
This book scared the pants off of me
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I love a good Ann Rule book. Greeat account of what happened to these women. Very sad, but at least justice was served. Although I am sure not enough for the families. I wanted to reach in the book and hurt this sick man. For some reason I was drawn in this book for the plight of the women.
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This book was just ok, I'm not sure why it was a book instead of a story in a collection book. Her writing has improved since this book.
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Anne rule doesn't quit in another of her gripping stories!!! Great book!
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Very good book! Got kinda creeped out and had to read during daylight hours!
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Typical, intriguing Rule book. I was hooked.
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I loved the book.. very well written
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From the back cover:
A shocking true-crime story of a man who was sentenced to die - yet lived to rape and kill again...and again...and again...
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Great read if you love true crime.
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Ann Rule is one of my favorite writers--you just can't put her books down!
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Rule is wonderful!!! This story hit a little closer to home as a lot of it took place in my state of Minnesota!!
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good book
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A book about a man who contacted possible victims through a want ad for help at his gas station. This enabled him to lure victims to him.
As always, Ann Rule has done a great job in making the true story very interesting.
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Great book.. couldnt put it down.
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Chilling.
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This book was written in a way that made it seem like a fictional story. Unfortunitly the events in the book actually took place. Sad but excellent. Gave me nightmares. Very quick read
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This is a decent book from Ann Rule. Nothing like any of her current work, as this book was originally written in 1983 and her work has improved by leaps and bounds since then.
However, don't let this stop you from reading the book, it's a chilling story of a man with no conscious, no concern and a lust for terrorizing young girls. It will truly make you look at "want ads" a little differently.
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What eles can you say It's a Ann Rule book
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This is a scary tale and should be read as a precaution by every teenager. Goes to show that trusting strangers is not the thing to do. Very well written and highly recommend this book.
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After his first grisly crime, Harvey Louis Carignan beat a death sentence and continued to manipulate, rape, and bludgeon women to death--using want ads to lure his young female victims.

And time after time, justice was thwarted by a killer whose twisted legal genius was matched only by his sick savagery.

Here, complete with the testimony of women who suffered his unspeakable sexual abuses and barely escaped with their lives, and of the police who at last put him behind bars, is one of the most shattering and thought-provoking true-crime stories of our time.
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An earlier work of Rules, written as Andy Stack. 8pp's photos, #1 NY Times bestselling author...story of a man sentenced to die---yet lived to rape & kill again, and again, and again & ???...Harvey Louis Carignan....PB, 286 pp's