Ann Rule‘s latest release, Don’t Look Behind You is the 15th in her Crime Files series. All set in the Northwest, one in Alaska, these are stories of “cold cases” that, for one reason or another, came back to life with new information, new evidence, or the persistence of family members who fought tirelessly for justice.
I’ve been reading Ann Rule’s books for years. She is one of the best, most detailed true crime authors around. And it doesn’t hurt that she has lived most of her adult life in the Pacific Northwest. A former Seattle police officer, and well versed in the criminal justice system, Ann Rule found herself, unknowingly, volunteering with serial killer Ted Bundy at a sucide prevention hotline. Later, Ann wrote The Stranger Beside Me, chronicalling her personal knowlege of the young, charming Ted Bundy with his horrific crimes and ultimate court case which resulted in his death penalty conviction.
Her latest offering, Don’t Look Behind You, again tells the ironic tale of a missing wife and mother, whose three children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. Their lives intersected with Ann’s own children’s lives in school and sporting events. Ann never knew the family, but once the children’s father committed suicide years later, Ann’s research discovered how eerily close the two families lived.
Ann will be signing her book, Don’t Look Behind You, at Seattle Mystery Bookshop on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 12:00pm. Come meet Ann, and bring or purchase your copy of her latest book. Ann will also be signing the paperback release of In the Still of the Night, the case of Ronda Reynolds, whose 1998 shooting death was ruled a homicide in 2011. The case has made recent media headlines.
Seattle Mystery Bookshop is located at:
117 Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98104