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Need2kno
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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

hello!

Any true crime book readers here or any of you like to read books by.. Patricia Cornwell..

Would like any other recommendations on books along the line of Patricia cornwell


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Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

Ann Rule would be my recommendation.

If you like crime drama from the legal side, Lisa Scottoline gets my vote.

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bufffalo
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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

Ann Rule has written several...and i have read most of hers.....i started with the one about Ted Bundy.....(sick bastard)...


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TodayIsANewDay
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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

I just read a really good one-- Strange Piece of Paradise. Nothing much like Patricia Cornwall, somewhat similar to Ann Rule. What was fascinating to me is the "unique" viewpoint of a "true crime" victim trying to solve the "mystery" of who tried to murder her 20 years earlier.

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Need2kno
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

Thanks everyone for the recommendations! I too love ann rule!!

Thanks!


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Need2kno
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

Yes! Ted Bundy was VERY sick bastard!


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NewAttitude
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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

I don't read them but as a bookseller I would recommend Karin Slaughter or Kathy Reichs.


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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 11:52 PM, February 27th (Sunday)

Anyone read Bitter Harvest?


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Need2kno
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Default  Posted: 12:12 AM, February 28th (Monday)

Bitter harvest. Is that by ann rule?


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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, February 28th (Monday)

I think so. At least I think that's the name. I have a weird association with that book.


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Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 5:33 PM, February 28th (Monday)

No, I don't think that's an Ann Rule. Isn't that the one where the woman kills her children in the end? Sick.

Cat


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deeplysad
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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, February 28th (Monday)

Bitter Havest *is* an Ann Rule book.

She is one of my favorite authors.


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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 5:54 PM, February 28th (Monday)

Yup, it's Ann Rule. Bitter Harvest. Doctor lights her house on fire to get back at cheating husband (also a doctor). Ends up killing two of her three children instead. Was quite the sensation around these parts for a long time.


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Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, February 28th (Monday)

I LOVE true crime! Fascinating stuff. To me the bible of true crime is Helter Skelter.

Here's a great website that combines my love of true crime and celebrity gossip. In fact I've been "cheating" on SI with this site. *sigh* (No offense intended. Don't mean to trigger.)

findadeath.com


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bbee
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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, February 28th (Monday)

I enjoyed Zodiac by Robert Graysmith.


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Need2kno
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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, February 28th (Monday)

Will have to check out Zodiac - Hmmm will have to look on B&N to see the excerpt on bitter harvest - sounds familiar....

Please keep the Suggestions coming.. Thanks so much!


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stefanie
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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, March 1st (Tuesday)

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hurting2much
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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

Love true crime; Ann Rule is my favorite. Am reading 501 Most Notorious Crimes by Paul Donnelley. One to two pages of true crimes/criminals. Freaky people out there!


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oncehappyred
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Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

Bitter Harvest was a good book.
I worked with the husband and knew the kids.
Very, very sad story on so many levels.


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Fireball72
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Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

I recommend Jack Olsen. He's written a few books that are a bit off the beaten path. "Son" is probably the most frightening (and easy-to-read - while Olsen is a fascinating author, he does tend to ramble off in odd directions on occasion).

If you can find it, also try "A Family Business" by Ken Englade (it's out of print, but still available on Amazon). Warning: the subject matter is a little, uh, gruesome.


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philly172
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Default  Posted: 12:44 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

I like true crime but mostly 'current' true crime. I think I've read every book there was on the OJ trial & the Scott Petersen trial..

thanks for the recomendations. gonna have to check some of them out


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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 2:54 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

Joe McGinnis is very good.

He wrote Fatal Vision about the murder of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald's family in the 1970s.

He also wrote Blind Faith about Rob Marshall's murder of his wife and the subsequent trial during which his teenage sons testified against him.


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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

Blind Faith is one of my favorite books AND tv movie! Gotta love Robert Urich...


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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 7:59 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

That's right, I had forgotten about the movie.

Isn't the son, Robbie Marshall, a successful director or producer now, too?


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)

I don't know but his (the criminal) real life son, Robbie Marshall, married child actress Tracy Gold (from Growing Pains) because Tracy's on screen mom Joanna Kerns (I think) played Marie Marshall in the tv movie.

As far as I know they-Tracy and Robbie-are still married to this day.

eta: I think there are two Rob Marshalls in Hollywood. One IS a successful director, the other is only known because of his infamous father. I'll have to check out IMDB now...

edited for multiple typos

[This message edited by mom of 2 at 9:07 PM, March 1st (Tuesday)]


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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 7:29 AM, March 2nd (Wednesday)

Check and report back, please.


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Default  Posted: 7:43 AM, March 2nd (Wednesday)

The Marshall murder happened just about 30 miles from where my ex's family had a beach house. When I was down in the area a few years ago, I went to the rest stop where she was killed. There is no way he didn't set it up--that is a very deserted place and no one in their right mind would pull off there in the dead of night.

Cat


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Northcountrygirl
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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, March 4th (Friday)

Fatal Vision is a great book - about a doctor, Jeff McDonald, killed his family - said hippies did it. Read it along time ago but its one of those books you can read again.


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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, March 4th (Friday)

Along the lines of Patricia Cornwell, not true crime but very compelling story lines, try Lisa Gardner. Her main characters are on the law enforcement side. I have a hard time putting her books down. Her new book comes out this month and I am very seriously comtemplating buying it in hard cover.

I LOVED the earlier style of Patricia Cornwell. Then she changed her style of writing and I just hated it. I haven't read any of her books after Blow Fly.


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