Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol 8)
Last Dance Last Chance and Other True Cases - Crime Files, Vol 8 Author:Ann Rule 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. Five chilling new true crime stories.
Kathie P. (kdcperez07) - , reviewed Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol 8) on
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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.
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!