Dead by Sunset by Ann Rule

By Ann Rule

The writer of 8 manhattan occasions bestsellers, Ann Rule first gained national acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, approximately serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime documents volumes, in accordance with interesting case histories, have guaranteed her acceptance as our most well known chronicler of crime. Now the previous Seattle policewoman brings us the awful account of a charismatic guy cherished by means of appealing and outstanding girls who continually gave him what he wanted...sex, cash, their very lives....

whilst lawyer Cheryl Keeton's brutally bludgeoned physique used to be present in her van within the quickly lane of an Oregon highway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, used to be the most probably suspect. yet there has been no reliable proof linking him to the crime. He married back, for the 5th time, and his lovely new spouse, a doctor named Sara, followed his 3 sons. all of them settled right down to kin lifestyles on a sumptuous property. yet steadily, their marriage grew to become a nightmare....

during this gripping account of Cheryl's homicide, Ann Rule takes us from Brad's stricken boyhood to at least one of the main extraordinary trials in felony historical past, uncovering a number of marriages, monetary manipulations, infidelities, and giant acts of harassment and revenge alongside the way in which. lifeless through sundown is Ann Rule at her riveting best.

Amazon.com Review
Another chilling and creepy ebook from the reigning queen of true-crime, Ann Rule, who additionally penned the riveting bestseller Small Sacrifices. the following, we stumble upon a charismatic con-artist accused of brutally bludgeoning his spouse and stick with his case via to its unusually redemptive end.

From Publishers Weekly
Brad Cunningham was once good-looking, amazing, a high-school hero in his local Seattle, a soccer big name on the collage of Washington. His relations heritage used to be strange, with a local American mom of whom he was once ashamed and an Anglo father who used to be contemptuous of girls. As a teen, Brad used to be violent along with his sisters and his mom. This development persevered in his first, moment and 3rd marriages yet reached its apogee along with his fourth spouse, Cheryl Keeton, a hugely winning legal professional by way of whom he fathered 3 sons. whilst their marriage collapsed and she or he sought custody in their childrens, Brad, a financial institution govt, threatened her; in September 1986, she was once came across bludgeoned to dying in her motor vehicle on an Oregon street. The case remained unresolved until eventually Cheryl Keeton's property filed a civil go well with for damages opposed to Brad in 1991. A legal trial in 1993, during which Brad was once stumbled on to blame of homicide and sentenced to at the least 22 years. Rule (Small Sacrifices) presents a perceptive personality research of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait.

From Library Journal
Bradley Cunningham used to be, to all appearances, a good-looking, fascinating, and loving father, and worrying husband. actually, he thought of his other halves and youngsters to be not anything greater than disposable possessions. Rule proves herself once more to be the grasp of the true-crime style during this account of abuse and homicide. The narrative follows Cunningham's adolescence, company dealings, affairs, and marriages and contains a examine his relationships together with his mom and dad, acquaintances, and colleagues. Rule's writing is crisp and good paced, filled with info that supply the reader transparent perception into conditions and atmosphere, in addition to purpose. not just is Cunningham published as a grasp of manipulation and, eventually, homicide, yet with the further measurement of sociopath-one who's totally unfazed by means of his crimes. Rule, if attainable, has outdone herself.

From Booklist
Eight years after killing his divorced spouse in Portland, Oregon, Brad Cunningham was once ultimately convicted of her homicide. The best-selling writer of The Stranger beside Me (1981) and every thing She Ever sought after (1992) tackles the case of the five-times-married Cunningham, whose loving character and demeanor replaced after each one marriage. even supposing Rule's remedy has a promising starting, her preliminary comment in regards to the entire affair--that "the finish will be decades coming" --fittingly applies to the full chronicle. a part of the book's total challenge can be that, in comparison to, say, crafty serial killer Ted Bundy, the manipulative Cunningham, who killed just once, isn't really relatively fascinating, neither is his specific crime distinct. Now if he had killed all 5 other halves, that may be really a narrative! nonetheless, Rule is familiar with how you can pack a few punch into her narrative, and her identify at the hide will garner the curiosity of true-crime aficionados. With a wide first printing, an writer travel of the foremost venues, and many advertising hoopla, Simon & Schuster is relying on that. Sue-Ellen Beauregard --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this title.

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Walter Walker the recent York instances publication evaluate ...fascinating material....Ms. Rule admirably recounts this labyrintine tale....

Publishers Weekly Rule offers a perceptive personality research of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait.

Dan Webster The Spokesman-Review (ID) The similarities with the O.J. case are compelling.

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16 The fact that the two Stevens board members who resigned were replaced with an attorney and a college professor convinced the union that the company was unable to obtain persons of prominence in the financial community. At the end of 1978, the target on the Stevens Board became E. Virgil Conway, Chairman and President of the Seamen's Bank for Savings in New York. Page 21 Unions were encouraged to threaten withdrawal of their funds from the bank, and lobbying began for a change in New York State law which would have challenged the autonomy of the chief executives of banks like the Seamen's.

Bribery at McDonnell Douglas 161 15. Bribery at Exxon 168 16. General ElectricThe Heavy Electrical Equipment Price-Fixing Conspiracies 182 17. Antitrust at IBM 197 18. Air New ZealandThe Erebus Disaster 213 19. Summary of the Case Studies 227 20. Informal Publicity 246 21. Formal Publicity 285 Appendix A 315 Appendix B 316 Notes 317 Index 380 Page vii Preface This book was animated by the uncertainty which surrounds the use of publicity as a means of controlling corporate crime. " On the other, the view is prevalent that what happens within companies is so shrouded in fog that the glare of public scrutiny quickly is reduced to a flicker.

P. Stevens, they did what they thought they had to do. Newsweek and other publications mentioned that the bank was facing a $1 billion pullout of union funds. That is raw economic power. It is confronting power with power and that is what unions have to do with these big financial institutions. P. " They recognized that their image, reputation, and creditability were being seriously jeopardized in large segments of the population that were important to their overall growth and prosperity. P. Stevens when they could get rid of the Stevens' directors .

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