Green River, Running Red

Green River, Running Red

The Real Story of the Green River Killer, America's Deadliest Serial Murderer

Book - 2004
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For twenty-one years, Gary Ridgway carried out his self-described 'career' as a killing machine, ridding the world of women he considered evil. The world's most prolific serial killer's eerie ability to lure his victims to their deaths and hide their bodies made him far more dangerous than any infamous multiple murderer in the annals of crime.

Happily married, Ridgway worked for the same company for thirty years, eventually emerging as the prime suspect among 40,000 scrutinized by the Green River Task Force. Still, there was no physical evidence linking him to the murders, until 2001 when King County Sheriff Dave Reichert utilized a new DNA process on a saliva sample he had saved since 1987 with stunning results. Ann Rule has followed the case since the first body was found in July 1982. She has compiled voluminous files and gained unparalleled access to all the key players - from Reichert, who has stated that 'there's only one writer who can do this story justice - and that's Ann Rule', to those close to Ridgway and his victims.

GREEN RIVER, RUNNING RED is a harrowing look at a modern monster - a killer who walked among us, undetected. It is also the story of his quarry, who they were - and who they might have become. Two decades in the making, this is the most important and most personal book of Ann Rule's long career.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780743460507
0743460502
9780743238519
0743238516
Characteristics: ix, 436 p., [24] leaves of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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stewstealth
Nov 10, 2014

Definitely not salacious. The narrative is a bit stunted in the beginning as the author quite rightly wishes to give the victims a voice. An interesting look at how difficult the investigations into serial killers can be. Worth reading if interested in the subject.

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wilqser
Jun 04, 2014

True Crime novel about the grisly murders of young women(some prostitutes) in the Seattle area during the early 1980's. Ann Rule writes a chronological novel that takes into the live these young women and the method the killer uses to take advantage and kill them - both guesome and heartwrenching - as well as the methods used by the investigators (task force) to try and nab the suspect. Possibly over 70 women killed ; a real tragedy. Probably wouldn't read another one like this ( I saw a list that said it was a good thriller) so I decided to take a chance and read it - not for the squeamish.

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babyboy04
May 30, 2014

Sad that so many woman had to died but he was catch in the end

tuddie May 22, 2014

long and drawn out. way to wordy & boring.

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Kikko1776
Jun 04, 2011

Borrowed this book from a friend 2 yrs ago, it was awesome that justice was served! It saddened me what happened to the victims, my heart goes out to them and their families.

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BrittanyR
Jun 02, 2010

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