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Dead by Sunset by Ann Rule
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Dead by Sunset (edition 1996)

by Ann Rule

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Title:Dead by Sunset
Authors:Ann Rule
Info:Pocket (1996), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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  KimSalyers | Oct 1, 2016 |
Dead By Sunset is another great true crime story by Ann Rule. It begins on a Oregon highway where a van with blood-spattered windows and an empty infant seat is stalled crosswise in the left-hand lane. The dead woman inside leads to ex-husband Brad Cunningham, a man who is rich handsome intelligent and charismatic. Rule then goes back to Brad's childhood, including his turbulent relationship with his parents before returning to the events that took place after Cheryl's death. Brad was married five times before the age of 40, but had serious control issues with everyone he met.

I actually listened to this as an audiobook, though I did read the original book and watched a Made for TV movie back in the 90's. It takes the Oregon police years to solve the crime but this book is written in a way that makes each part of the investigation interesting. That's a difficult thing to do when the reader knows who the murderer is from the beginning. No one wrote true crime books like Ann Rule and I am sad that there won't be any more new ones from one of the best in the business. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Sep 23, 2016 |
Murdering creep is brought to justice ( )
  brone | Aug 17, 2011 |
A chilling true story in washington State ending in Portland.
A charmer, socio-path---had everyone fooled. ( )
  lclc2u | Jan 6, 2011 |
Another great Ann Rule classic. Since I live in Portland and know the setting for the murder and many of the places mentioned in the book, it makes the story even more interesting.
  kymarlee | Mar 20, 2009 |
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. . .written laws, which were like spiders' webs, and would catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but [could] easily be broken by the mighty and the rich.
ANACHARSIS, sixth century B.C.
Violence and injury enclose in their net all that do such things, and generally return upon him who began.
LUCRETIUS, 99-55 B.C.
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to Cheryl Keeton may your sons know and remember how very much you loved them and to abused women everywhere in the hope that they may find freedom and joy
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September 21, 1986, was a warm and beautiful Sunday in Portland-in the whole state of Oregon, for that matter.
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Another chilling and creepy book from the reigning queen of true-crime, Ann Rule, who also penned the riveting bestseller Small Sacrifices. Here, we encounter a charismatic con-artist accused of brutally bludgeoning his wife and follow his case through to its strangely redemptive end.

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Documents the case of the charming and brilliant Brad Cunningham, recreating the investigation into his wife's death and Cunningham's trial for her murder.

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