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A Fever In The Heart: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume III Paperback – Oct 1 1996


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (Oct. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671793551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671793555
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 10.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #579,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By CHARLOTTE GRANNUM on June 5 2013
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In past years I have read and enjoyed books written by ann rule. Was disappointed in this read i felt the author rushed to get the story done and more on.
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Once again Ann Rule, a great storyteller and writer on the horrific detail, tells a story on a perfect murder. So perfect that any detective can agree with. Theres no such thing as a perfect crime that are in all fictional mysteries. An experienced homicide detective investigates an unexplained death with only blood,and no body. An incredible story that sheds light on a marriage that seemed happy, but lead to a betrayal. Also the author of the story made it so exciting for a reader to read, like adding a serial killer in the story. This story is like a murder waiting to happen.
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"A Fever In The Heart" is the third installment of Ann Rule's true crime files. Nearly all these true crime collections are a hodgepodge of stories, often unrelated, and too often unengaging. "A Fever In The Heart" is ranked firmly in the middle; it is neither terrible, nor very good.
The main story is a curious one where "male bonding" takes an ugly turn. The devotion between a wrestling coach and his underlings go WAY behind the norm. This leads to a very unusual murder mystery. However Ann Rule doesn't bother to sweat the details as she has done in her better books; it has a Reader's Digest feel about it. And unfortunately, the half dozen or so other shorter stories which follow the main story are little more than gussied up police crime reports ... with relatively little literary merit.
But why do fans (like myself) continue to read Ann Rule books? Quite simply, she has a very pleasent style to her prose. It's both folksy yet intelligent and compassionate. It's almost never a bad reading experience. Unfortunately most of these her "true crime files" are hastily constructed and are rarely as good as her more in-depth, beefy true crime works.
Bottom line: very ordinary Ann Rule fodder. She has done much better than this.
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By Victory on April 25 2002
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I'm fairly new to Ann Rule books, but had this been the first one I'd read, it probably would have been the last. The first story was so bogged down in unnecessary and boring details that it was extremely difficult to plow through. At about page 100, I began skipping a few pages at a time to see if it got better - it didn't. Certainly not up to her usual standard.
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By A Customer on Nov. 25 2001
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I usually enjoy Ann Rule's books. But the first story in "Fever" was dull. It was a boring soap opera starring an average looking woman, a frumpy coach and a husband who needed a backbone. The only likable character was Morris and once he was gone, I was left with the boring tale of the average looking woman and the frumpy coach. Ms. Rule just went on and on with a story that could have been told in half the pages. The other short stories in the book were intersting. Infact the "Highway Accident" might have been a better story to spend some time telling.
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Great Book I recommend it for anyone who likes true crime.
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When I bought this book , I was in the used bookstore looking for a any true crime book I had yet to read (of which there are few). I am SOOO glad I bought this book. The story seemed soo far fetched had I not been in the true crime section when I bought it...I might have thought it a new fiction thriller! The charachters are well researched, and the details so crisp and vivid. I actually closed my eyes a few times imaginging the scene like I was there ! If you want a good book , that contains a few other stories about 'fevers in the heart' I'd HIGHLY suggest this book. You wont be disappointed...
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By A Customer on April 11 2000
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Ann Rule is the # 1 true crime writer. I have read many true crime books by other authors but none of them compare to Ann Rule. She tells you everything about the crime, the killer & the victims. I have every book she has ever written & will keep buying her books. Thanks Ann for being the best.
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