Crime Author Selling Her Waterfront “Dream Home”

This beachfront retreat totally rules! In fact, it has been ruled by true crime writer Ann Rule for the last 20 years. On the market for $999,750, Rule's writer's retreat includes a sun-drenched main house and a smaller detached cabin, all situated in a picturesque waterfront location that would cure even the most difficult of writer's block. View the listing.

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This beachfront retreat totally rules! In fact, it has been ruled by true crime writer Ann Rule for the last 20 years. On the market for $999,750, Rule's writer's retreat includes a sun-drenched main house and a smaller detached cabin, all situated in a picturesque waterfront location that would cure even the most difficult of writer's block. View the listing.
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Rule has lived at this stunning waterfront abode for the last 20 years. She bought the property in 1989 for $375,000, well before she came a notable name in the true crime writing world with her first book, The Stranger Beside Me about serial killer Ted Bundy.
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The writer's retreat is located in Burien, Washington, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. The property features sweeping views of Vashon Island, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
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A look at the main living space on the first floor of Rule's main house. The side of the house facing the water is blanketed in windows, optimizing the amazing views.
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Rule began writing full-time in 1969 and has published more than 20 books and 1,400 articles, revolving around true crime and serial killers.
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The house measures 2,600 square feet and features two bedrooms and two baths.
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A view of the author's kitchen that features granite countertops and hardwood floors. Rule apparently is selling because she believes it's "time to move on."
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With this breathtaking room and view, it's no surprise that Rule has chosen to live here for the last 20 years.
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The first floor features an open floor plan that includes the kitchen, dining room and living room spaces.
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Rule is a prolific writer, as well as a speaker -- she teaches seminars on serial killers in several states.
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With such an ideal waterfront location, Rule's productivity must plummet during the warm summer months.
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This somewhat isolated location must not unnerve the writer who writes and speaks frequently about serial killers.
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