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Dead by sunset : perfect husband, perfect killer?

by Rule, Ann.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Nonfiction 364.1 Rule
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  364.1 Rule
Brentwood Library Nonfiction 364.15 Rule
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  364.15 Rule
Bridgeville Public Library Civics, Politics and History 364.1 RUL
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Civics, Politics and History
Call Number  364.1 RUL
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.1523 R861d
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  364.1523 R861d
Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 364.1 RUL
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  364.1 RUL
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 364.1 RUL 1995
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  364.1 RUL 1995
Springdale Free Public Library Adult Nonfiction ANF 364.1 RULE
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  ANF 364.1 RULE
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eight years after killing his divorced wife in Portland, Oregon, Brad Cunningham was finally convicted of her murder. The best-selling author of The Stranger beside Me (1981) and Everything She Ever Wanted (1992) tackles the case of the five-times-married Cunningham, whose loving personality and demeanor changed after each marriage. Although Rule's treatment has a promising beginning, her initial remark about the whole affair--that "the end would be a long time coming" --fittingly applies to the whole chronicle. Part of the book's overall problem may be that, compared to, say, cunning serial killer Ted Bundy, the manipulative Cunningham, who killed only once, is not particularly interesting, nor is his particular crime unique. Now if he had killed all five wives, that might be quite a story! Still, Rule knows how to pack some punch into her narrative, and her name on the cover will garner the interest of true-crime aficionados. With a large first printing, an author tour of the major venues, and lots of marketing hoopla, Simon & Schuster is counting on that. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1995)0684802058Sue-Ellen Beauregard"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Brad Cunningham was handsome, brilliant, a high-school hero in his native Seattle, a football star at the University of Washington. His family background was unusual, with a Native American mother of whom he was ashamed and an Anglo father who was contemptuous of women. As an adolescent, Brad was violent with his sisters and his mother. This pattern continued in his first, second and third marriages but reached its apogee with his fourth wife, Cheryl Keeton, a highly successful lawyer by whom he fathered three sons. When their marriage collapsed and she sought custody of their children, Brad, a bank executive, threatened her; in September 1986, she was found bludgeoned to death in her car on an Oregon highway. The case remained unresolved until Cheryl Keeton's estate filed a civil suit for damages against Brad in 1991. A criminal trial followed in 1993, in which Brad was found guilty of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 22 years. Rule (Small Sacrifices) provides a perceptive character analysis of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait. Photos not seen by PW. 125,000 first printing; True Crime Book Club main selection; Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild and Mystery Guild featured alternates; Reader's Digest Nonfiction Condensed Book Club selection; Tri-Star/NBC-TV miniseries to air in November. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Keeton, Cheryl, -- 1949-1986.
Cunningham, Bradly Morris.
Murder -- Oregon -- Portland -- Case studies.
Uxoricide -- Oregon -- Portland -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- Oregon -- Portland -- Case studies.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,1995
Language English
Description 429 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0684802058
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