Ann Rule and Ted Bundy - Friends With a Serial Killer
As a young girl Ann Rule loved reading true crime stories and she even took a police science class in school. Now she is one of America's premier true crime writers. Because of her curiosity about the morbid and the deceased and wide killers and serial killers do what they do, the author has produced over 20 books about criminals. She's also written over 1400 articles on true crime stories, serial killers, and murder. She has won several awards and had had some of her books turn television movies and television shows. Her book, Small Sacrifices starred Farah Fawcett and won many awards. Mark Harmon starred in a movie based on the book And Never Let Her Go.
Her most famous book, 'The Stranger Beside Me", was about Ted Bundy. As with all her subjects she strove to find the identity and the personality of someone that was murdering young woman near the area which she lived. The author met Ted Bundy at a local crisis counseling center where she worked. She had spent long nights helping people and developing relationships with people that felt that they only had suicidal in life. She had found out that the psychology major was about to attend law school but what she didn't know was that Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious killers at that time. The book follows the authors first chance meeting with the serial killer and then transit and as she realizes that this mild, intelligent, good looking young man was a serial killer that he really was.