Practice to Deceive

Here, in Practice to Deceive, Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State—presented with the clarity, authority, and emotional depth that Rule’s readers expect.

Practice to Deceive

Practice to Deceive

This New York Times bestseller—from “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews) and the author of The Stranger Beside Me—is a shocking tale of greed, sex, scandal, and murder on an isolated and eerie island in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 50 million copies of her books in print—from her chilling personal account of knowing Ted Bundy to sixteen collections in her #1 bestselling Crime Files series—Ann Rule is a legendary true crime writer. Here, in Practice to Deceive, Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State—presented with the clarity, authority, and emotional depth that Rule’s readers expect. Nestled in Puget Sound, Whidbey Island is a gem of the Pacific Northwest. Accessible only by ferry, it is known for its artistic communities and stunning natural beauty. Life there is low-key, and the island’s year-round residents tend to know one another’s business. But when the blood-drenched body of Russel Douglas was discovered the day after Christmas in his SUV in a hidden driveway near Whidbey’s most exclusive mansion—a single bullet between his eyes—the whole island was shocked. At first, police suspected suicide, tragically common at the height of the holiday season. But when they found no gun in or near the SUV, Russel’s manner of death became homicide. Brenna Douglas, Russel’s estranged and soon-to-be-ex wife, allowed him to come home for a Christmas visit with their children. The couple owned the popular Just B’s salon. Brenna’s good friend Peggy Sue Thomas worked there, and Brenna complained often to her that Russel was physically and emotionally abusive. Peggy Sue’s own life has been one of extremes. Married three times, hers is a rags-to-riches-and-back-again tale in which she’s played many roles, from aircraft mechanic to “drop-dead gorgeous” beauty queen as a former Ms. Washington. But in 2003, her love affair with married guitarist Jim Huden led the two Whidbey Island natives to pursue their ultimate dreams of wealth and privilege—even at the expense of human life. Unravel the tangled web woven by Russel Douglas’s murder in Practice to Deceive, a heart pounding true-crime tour de force.

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Practice to Deceive
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Ann Rule
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-27 - Publisher: Pocket Books

This New York Times bestseller—from “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews) and the author of The Stranger Beside Me—is a shocking tale of greed, sex, scandal, and murder on an isolated and eerie island in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 50 million copies of her books in print—from her
Practice to Deceive
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Janet L. Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Northwest Corner Books

Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle's most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn't a game, it's a deadly obsession.
Practice to Deceive
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Dell Shannon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher:

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Practice to Deceive
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Ann Rule
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Traces the murder of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was murdered and whose death implicated several suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.
Practice To Deceive
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Patricia Veryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

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