A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Fever in the Heart dissects an explosive triangle that led to obsession and murder in a small town in the northwest of America. Ann Rule reveals the story of an alluring wife and the two men desperate for her love; a story with a bizarre and deadly twist that no one could have suspected. In this and several other riveting true-crime cases from her personal files, Ann Rule masterfully probes the delusions of the criminal mind, the fateful circumstances and the unrelenting investigative forces at work in the aftermath of murder.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not up to par for this author

The stories in this book are from the 1970's, the author wrote them but did not publish them until recently. Very slow & loaded with unimportant details. The narrator voices the individual characters very well. Unfortunately, I've listened to two other books in this series, her voice has become repetitive. Overall I would not recommend this Ann Rule Book, not nearly as good as her other novels.
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- Tracy

Not my favorite, but still likeable

What did you love best about A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases?

Ann Rule always writes awesome books, and I love her True Crime Files books.


Would you recommend A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to my friends who aren't put off by graphic details. However, the first story about Morris Blankenbaker was a little long.


Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

Well, heres the thing. I could have used a different narrartor. Here characterization of the male players in the book was off-putting, and because most of the players in this book were male, it was slightly annoying.


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- Julia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio