Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder - and Other True Cases

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Real-life murder. Real-life mystery. In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease. Not so with these fascinating accounts drawn from the personal files of Ann Rule, America's #1 best-selling true-crime writer. What happens when the case itself becomes an intractable puzzle, when clues are shrouded in smoke and mirrors, and when criminals skillfully evade law enforcement in a maddening cat-and-mouse chase? Even the most devoted true-crime listener won't predict the outcome of these truly baffling cases until the conclusions revealed in Ann Rule's marvelously insightful narrative. An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars... A modest preacher's wife confesses to shooting her husband after an argument - but there's more to her shattering story than meets the eye. These and other true cases are analyzed with stunning clarity in a collection you won't be able to stop listening to.

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Pretty Good

This Is typical Ann Rule, well written & interesting. I do, however, find these books covering multiple cases a bit tedious at times. So many stories of evil & murder in one book are a little overwhelming.

I really like Laural Merlington's narration with the exception that she consistently mispronounces the word "short-lived," pronouncing it with a long "i" sound.

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- Amazon Customer

Recommend

All ver riveting, interesting cases. Didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I had the books that focused strictly upon one event however, I found this to be just as compelling. Although I cannot say that I "enjoy" listening to the events recalled within these pages, the information, people and events need to see the light of day. Listen, pray and take heart, because you just never know anyone as well as you assume, and you never truly know what hell the man or woman next door might be living through.
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- Julieann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio