The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy by Ann Rule [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy by Ann Rule
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  W.W. NORTON & CO
Extremely rare first printing of the landmark true crime novel and debut from prolific crime writer Ann Rule.
Missing dust jacket. Hardcover in excellent condition. Clean cover with cloth spine and gilded title. Inside reads like new with the exeption of the name of orig. owner written in corner of first blank page.
THE DEFINITIVE WORK OF AMERICAN TRUE CRIME
Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America.
Bundy would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer -- the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew -- Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle. - Bookshop Apocalypse