FILE - This July 2004 file photo shows, true-crime author Ann Rule, who wrote a book about serial killer Gary Ridgway, who left some of his victims' bodies along the Green River outside Seattle, Wash., shown in the background. Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83. Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health, said Rule died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015. (Betty Udeson/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” profiled Bundy, whom Ann Rule got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hot…