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Green River, running red [the real story of the Green River killer-- America's deadliest serial murderer]

by Rule, Ann.

Format: Book on CD 2004
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook SVAU 364.15 Rul
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Audiobook
 
Call Number  SVAU 364.15 Rul
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Audio/Visual CD/BK 364.1523 RULE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  CD/BK 364.1523 RULE
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD RUL
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD RUL
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio NF CDB Rule
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  NF CDB Rule
 
 
Summary
In the most extraordinary journey Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women.For twenty-one years, the Green River Killer carried out his self-described "career" as a killing machine, ridding the world of women he considered evil. His eerie ability to lure his victims to their deaths and hide their bodies made him far more dangerous than any infamous multiple murderer in the annals of crime.A few men eventually emerged as the prime suspects among an unprecedented forty thousand scrutinized by the Green River Task Force. Still, there was no physical evidence linking any of them to the murders until 2001, when investigators used a new DNA process on a saliva sample they had preserved since 1987, with stunning results.Green River, Running Redis a harrowing account of a modern monster, a killer who walked among us undetected. It is also the story of his quarryof who these young women were and who they might have become. A chilling look at the darkest side of human nature, this is the most important and most personal audiobook of Ann Rule's long career.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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 Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Following the winter 2003 sentencing of the Green River serial killer, Gary Ridgeway, perennial true-crime bestseller Rule (Heart Full of Lies, etc.) has finally completed her long-awaited definitive narrative of the brutal and senseless crimes that haunted the Seattle area for decades. Rule once again validates her standing as one of the pre-eminent chroniclers of modern serial murder, calling upon her experience as a former police officer and a civilian adviser to the VICAP Task Force to present a nuanced and easily comprehensible account of the hunt for the man responsible for at least 48 killings. She succeeds on a number of levels; perhaps her greatest achievement is bringing Ridgeway's victims to life as distinct individuals, most of whom led lives of quiet desperation that brought them to prostitution and, eventually, to death at his hands. Rule also captures the profound sadness pervading this grim chapter in U.S. crime history by humanizing the grieving relatives, as well as the dedicated investigators who, tragically, had interviewed Ridgeway several times and then moved on to other suspects. Her eventual realization that the murderer had attended some of her lectures and book signings will give readers the creeps. This account is a good counterpoint to Sheriff David Reichert's recent insider account, Chasing the Devil, and should expand Rule's already large readership. (Oct. 4) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ridgway, Gary Leon, -- 1949-
Rapists -- Washington (State) -- Green River Region (King County) -- Biography.
Serial murderers -- Washington (State) -- Green River Region (King County) -- Biography.
Serial murders -- Washington (State) -- Green River Region (King County) -- Case studies.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Audio,2004
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Pawk, Michele.
Participants/Performers Read by Michele Pawk.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Description 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0743538269 :
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