THE STRANGER BESIDE ME.
New York: Norton, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although Ann Rule had been writing (using various pseudonyms) for 'True Detective' and other magazines for years, this was her first book, and it instantly catapulted her onto the bestseller lists. An account of the serial killer Ted Bundy, an account made more personal because Bundy was a friend with whom she had worked as a volunteer at a Seattle crisis center. Ironically, Rule had signed a contract to write a book on the then still-unsolved murders of young women in the Northwest before Bundy's name was mentioned as a suspect. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page, and very uncommon thus. Photographs. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-393013995.