Worth More Dead: And Other True Cases Vol. 10 (Ann Rule's Crime Files #10) (Mass Market)

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Worth More Dead: And Other True Cases Vol. 10 (Ann Rule's Crime Files #10) (Mass Market)


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Why would a man kill his lover's husband and then his wife, the woman who fought successfully to have him paroled from prison? Why would he risk arrest by kidnapping the child of another woman who adored him?

Because they were...

Worth More Dead

A cold case reopened -- and solved -- with dogged police work and new evidence. One of the shocking true crimes of passion and greed from Ann Rule's Crime Files.

Former Marine sergeant and judo instructor Roland Pitre Jr. claimed it was all an elaborate plan to win back his wife's love -- it wasn't supposed to end with her dead body in the trunk of a car. Nearly twenty years later, he acknowledged that he had hired someone to kill his estranged wife in 1988, though his alleged excuse for why a monstrous "mistake" happened is as shocking and convoluted as the crime itself. Eventually, he was charged with first-degree murder in the long-unsolved death of Cheryl Pitre, after a mysterious witness betrayed Pitre to save his own skin. Tracing back the dark and bloody path of Pitre's life, two generations of detectives found a chain of brutal and terrifying crimes by a man who manipulated the courts and prisons to walk free.
Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books. For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and died in 2015.
Product Details ISBN: 9780743448741
ISBN-10: 074344874X
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2005
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Ann Rule's Crime Files
Go deep inside the darkest crimes and twisted minds of the most baffling killers and schemers -- with this collection of chilling cases from Ann Rule, "America's best true-crime writer"

-- Kirkus Reviews