Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Much too late to get fries

True-crime champion Ann Rule's latest hardcover book, "Too Late to Say Goodbye," the story of a Georgia dentist whose wife and also his dental-school girlfriend end up dead under mysterious circumstances, is finally out.

We Ann Rule fans have a had loooong wait for a new hardcover. Her True Crime Case Files, paperbacks containing a number of shorter crime stories, just aren't as good, and I found her much-trumpeted Green River Killer book mega-boring. I've only just started this book, but it looks like Rule has found her rhythm again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like another mammoth book about the same subject that's made Rule so boring over the last few years: an innocent woman killed by her insane, possessive boyfriend/husband. She did it best, and much more briefly, in Dead By Sunset. I was hoping her switch (return) to serial killers with her book about the Green River Killer signified that she was getting tired of the story she details in her previous two single-narrative books And Never Let Her Go and Every Breath You Take. Instead, she's returned to more of the same. I'd like to see more books like Bitter Harvest, which I think is her best, not to mention I wish someone had the authority to edit her books with a machete and cut them down to half their size.
The true-crime author I find as good a writer as Ann Rule who covers a much broader variety of topics is Aphrodite Jones. Della's Web does some interesting things with the storyline without jeopardizing the reader's understanding and calling attention to itself.