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Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer Mass Market Paperback – Sep 27 2005

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Reprint edition (Oct. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743460502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743460507
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.1 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Veteran crime writer Ann Rule is uniquely qualified to chronicle the grisly career of Gary Ridgeway, the man convicted of being the "Green River Killer," the most prolific serial killer in American history. Not only is she one of the more successful true-crime authors, but for nearly 20 years, Rule was exceptionally close to the case, reporting on it for a Seattle newspaper, preparing a long-delayed book on the subject, and living within a few blocks of the strip of highway where most of Ridgeway's victims were abducted. In Green River, Running Red, Rule lends unique humanity to the string of murders that haunted the Seattle area throughout the '80s and '90s by exploring the lives of the dozens of young women who fell into prostitution and were ultimately murdered. Similarly, she catalogues Ridgeway's troubled and bizarre life in such a way that the reader becomes uncomfortably familiar with Ridgeway, although it's never truly clear what drove him to commit such heinous crimes. Along the way, she traces the decades-long struggle of the law enforcement officials assigned to the case as they tracked down countless leads, questioned innumerable suspects, and explored multiple theories that came up empty before finally cracking the case through a series of technological advancements and a little luck. But the most disturbing aspect of the Green River killings (named for where the first victims were found) is how they occurred in relatively plain sight, with Ridgeway, seemingly living an unremarkable life, dwelling and working within a few miles of where his lengthy killing spree took place and evading capture for years. Rule skillfully weaves herself into her account, relating the psychic and cultural impact of the case as it evolved, but she never takes the spotlight off Ridgeway, his eventual captors, and the women who died at his hands.--John Moe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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When best-selling true-crime author Rule began tracking a series of murders taking place, by morbid coincidence, in her own southwest Seattle neighborhood, she said she caught herself referring to the female victims as numbers, based on the sequence of their disappearances. "I was horrified when that dawned on me," she admitted. "I never wanted to do that again." And so in detailing the grim story of Seattle's Green River killings--from the discovery of the body of Wendy Lee Coffield in July 1982 to the sentencing of truck painter Gary Ridgway last November on 48 counts of murder--Rule devotes most of her book neither to Ridgway nor to the noble efforts of law-enforcement officials to catch him, but focuses, instead, on the victims themselves. These women, most of them prostitutes, were victims even before their deaths--of disconnected home lives, of misplaced trust in boyfriends (who often pimped them on Seattle's notorious Pac HiWay), of their own need to rebel against their pain. Interweaving her individual profiles of the murdered women with the story of Ridgway and the officials who caught him (presciently swabbing his mouth years before DNA testing would finally give him away), Rule gives full, heartbreaking emotional weight to what America's most notorious serial killer truly wrought. A must for the author's legions of fans. Alan Moores
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When I now see fictional characters like Hannibal Lecter pass lie detector tests I always think of the Green River Killer who's name I'll leave a mystery for the few still out there who don't know who he is.

This is one of the strangest investigations in modern criminology with more twists and turns than any fiction.

A true human tragedy.
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Of the many books and articles surrounding Gary Ridgeway/The Green River Killer this book is possibly the best and most comprehensive and complete account of this captivating and sad case. I have actually re-read this book twice since reading it for the first time in 2012. Its a page turner, written in the proven and classic style of Ann Rule, my only complaint is that its not longer than the 700+ pages it is. Your left wishing (yet happy there isn't) there was more to tell.
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What an excellent book - I couldn't put it down! I initially purchased this on my Kindle, but I raved about it to so many people that I went and bought the paperback copy so I can lend it to my friends. Ann Rule is an excellent author.
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Long winded and excruciatingly long details about victims lives from grade school which seems to have little bearing on the actual topic.
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