The Rule of Law

Crime author Ann Rule locks up the best-seller lists

Ann Rule has a sweet voice and an unassuming appearance. Don't be fooled. Rule, 68, is the No. 1 true-crime writer in the country. Her masterpiece is The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy, who confessed to killing more than 20 women in the 1970s. Police suspect he killed many more. Now Rule has come out with Hawaiian murder tale Heart Full of Lies (Free Press). TIME talked with Rule:

Is it true that you were a police officer?

I worked as an officer for a year and a half. Then they realized how near-sighted I am. I couldn't...

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