Monday, July 27, 2015

Legendary Seattle Writer Ann Rule

Seattle True Crime Writer Ann Rule has died after suffering from heart related problems.  Rule wrote over 30 true crime book including "The Stranger Beside Me"  An account of the murderous crimes of Ted Bundy, with whom she had worked with at a Seattle Suicide Hotline.  Perhaps the greatest true crime writer of all time, my guess is that she was an inspiration to my Cousin Burl Barer, himself a writer in the genre.
A former Seattle police officer, Rule was 83.

1 comment:

Burl Barer said...

Ann was always very supportive of my career and it was a pleasure to be paired with her at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference a decade or two ago, Ann appears briefly in my true crime book MAN OVERBOARD, and my family appears in her true crime book DEAD BY SUNSET.