Anneli Rufus

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:37
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Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 17, Aug. 15, 2004) Who says true crime isn't the best beach-reading? Summer sunshine makes us feel warm and comforted and safe, in which case a crime book provides the same bracing jolt — that high-contrast...
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:26
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Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 15, Nov. 5, 2003) In late October I was fortunate to interview true-crime queen Ann Rule. She was in the Bay Area to promote her latest book, Heart Full of Lies. Rule told me that she "can't stand" mystery...
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:16
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 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 9, Oct. 5, 2002) With international intelligence, infiltration, surveillance and secret weapons making headlines every day, we've come to see a whole new kind of crime as increasingly real, rather than...
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:49
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Nov. 7, 2011True-crime books make great cold-weather reading – and great holiday gifts – because they make us feel safe. Reading these accounts of crazed psychopaths who went on rampages and seemingly normal suburbanites with lethal secrets, we shiver and think: At least I'm not...
Mon, 06/20/2011 - 14:34
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June 20, 2011 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books At their best, true-crime books are character studies — getting languorously, even microscopically up close and personal with criminals, victims, witnesses, law-enforcement personnel, and whomever else gets swept up...
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:26
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May 30, 2011 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books Identity is a tricky thing. That name, that birthdate, and all those other details allegedly marking you as whom you claim to be are recorded on documents, in files, on cards, and in the archives of every institution...
Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:09
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March 19, 2011Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books The first two books this time around share a common modus operandi: A young and much-loved son, whose parents had always given him everything, brings about the vicious murders of those very parents in the would-be comfort...
Mon, 11/29/2010 - 15:37
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November 29, 2010Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books Have history's best-known true-crime cases become "classics," their real-life supervillains now elevated to "legend" status? It's hard to choose the right words for actions that are so very, very wrong. Several volumes...
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 14:01
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 June 8, 2010 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books When international playboy Joran van der Sloot was arrested in Peru and confessed within days to the brutal slaying of Stephany Flores, the first thing that popped into countless crimewatchers' minds was that...
Fri, 04/24/2009 - 17:41
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April 12, 2009Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime BooksCaught up in the immediacy of modern-day crime, which we can follow in all its horror millisecond-by-millisecond via the Internet, we shudder in real time over the spring 2009 mass shootings around America and over...