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A Rose For Her Grave (Crime Files, Vol. 1)
A Rose For Her Grave - Crime Files, Vol. 1
Author: Ann Rule
Now, in A Rose For Her Grave, Ann Rule turns her unflinching professional eye on one of the most infamous cases in the Pacific Northwest - that of Randy Roth, a man who married for profit, and the women who were his victims, and other compelling true crime accounts from her personal case files. In the trademark style that makes her books such ex...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671793531
ISBN-10: 0671793535
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 528
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3.8 stars, based on 127 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
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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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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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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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reviewed A Rose For Her Grave (Crime Files, Vol. 1) on + 7 more book reviews
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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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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