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The Want-Ad Killer
The WantAd Killer
Author: Ann Rule
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 w...  more »
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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 120 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 64 more book reviews
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.
gigi avatar reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 355 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book scared the pants off of me
reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Creepy, creepy, creepy.
CodiAvonSales avatar reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 24 more book reviews
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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reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 72 more book reviews
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
reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on
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.
reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 37 more book reviews
Rule is wonderful!!! This story hit a little closer to home as a lot of it took place in my state of Minnesota!!
reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 19 more book reviews
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.
wallyngina avatar reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on + 4 more book reviews
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.
kdcperez07 avatar reviewed The Want-Ad Killer on
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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