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An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading. 

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The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
Agatha Christie
Progress: 20/351 pages
The Chalk Man
C.J. Tudor
Progress: 88 %
Coldbrook
Tim Lebbon
Progress: 58/656 pages
In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Truman Capote

The Want-Ad Killer

The Want-Ad Killer (True Crime) - Ann Rule

As far as true crime goes, this is a great one. I really enjoy how in-depth Ann Rule goes into the cases she decides to cover. This was a fascinating and INCREDIBLY frustrating case. At so many points I wanted to throttle someone because the detectives were SO close to solving the case but lacked that one key clue to do so. 

 

In particular, I love how much detail Rule gives about the victims in the cases. When the story is done, I remember them just as much as the killer she covers, which is important. You finish the story knowing who these people were and why it's important they get justice and recognition. 

 

The biggest con I have about this book is I felt too much time was spent on Kathy Miller's death and story. Perhaps it's because that case never got full closure, which I can understand, but I did wonder if this guy had any other victims or if she was the only one. It's a tough call. 

 

Final rating: 4 out of 5. Highly recommend.