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THEY KILL WITHOUT CONSCIENCE. ANN RULE PORTRAYS THEIR SHATTERING CRIMES WITHOUT PITY. In eight stunning Case Files volumes, from A Rose for Her Grave to the #1 blockbuster Last Dance, Last Chance, Ann Rule reigns as "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews). Now, she updates the most astonishing cases from that acclaimed series -- and presents shocking, all-new true-crime accounts -- in one riveting anthology. In every explosive chapter of Without Pity, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies behind the perfect facades of heartless killers...and the deadly compulsions of greed and power that shatter their outward trappings of material success. They are the admired, trusted neighbor; the affable family man; the sexy, charismatic lover; the high-achieving professional. Perhaps most frightening of all is that they are heroes in their own minds. But when someone gets in the way of their deluded dreams, they are capable of deadly acts of violence with no remorse. Analyzing the true nature of the sociopathic mind in chilling detail, Ann Rule traces the murderous crimes of seemingly ordinary men -- killers who drew their unsuspecting victims into their twisted worlds with devastating consequences.
ContentsAuthor's NoteThree New Cases1. The Tumbledown Shack2. Dead and on Tape3. Fatal ObsessionTrue Cases from Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vols. 1-84. Campbell's Revenge (from A Rose for Her Grave)5. One Trick Pony (from You Belong to Me)6. The Last Letter (from You Belong to Me)7. I'll Love You Forever (from A Fever in the Heart)8. Murder and the Proper Housewife (from In the Name of Love)9. The Most Dangerous Game (from In the Name of Love)10. The Killer Who Never Forgot...or Forgave (from In the Name of Love)11. The Lost Lady (from A Rage to Kill)12. The Stockholm Syndrome (from Empty Promises)Acknowledgments