Ann Rule writes about Joan Ellen Hansen

Per Jamie: the wonderful true crime author/goddess Ann Rule has written about Joan Ellen Hansen in her book Don’t Look Behind You, which comes out next week.

Joan disappeared in 1962. It’s kind of unusual because Ann Rule normally doesn’t write about unsolved cases, though she’s made exceptions to that rule in the past, writing about Julie Weflen for example. At least in Joan’s case there is a suspect — her husband, Robert, unfortunately deceased. With Julie Weflen, nobody seems to know anything.

I will have to read the book when it comes out. I’ve read almost all her books and I met her at a book sighting in early 2002, when I was sixteen. She complimented my hair.

10 thoughts on “Ann Rule writes about Joan Ellen Hansen

  1. Danielle November 24, 2011 / 4:25 am

    are you going to read the book by the prosecutor in Casey Anthony’s case?? just wondering. I am not but am interested when you share info. I love reading, but the CA case makes me ill so I’m staying away from it.

    • Meaghan November 25, 2011 / 1:07 am

      I didn’t know there was such a book. But I don’t plan to read it; the Caylee Anthony case doesn’t particularly interest me.

  2. SY November 24, 2011 / 8:08 am

    I wrote Ann Rule a letter once and she personally responded. She seems to be very nice to her fans.

  3. Kat November 27, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    I’ve read some of AR’s stuff, it’s really good, not at all a throwaway kind of book. She does some great homework. Totally off topic, but does anyone know about the Marx and Charlotte Barnes case? I tried to look it up and got zilch. Hoax maybe? If not, a great ending. Thanks in advance if anyone has info.

    • Meaghan November 27, 2011 / 4:56 pm

      I know absolutely nothing.

  4. Kat November 27, 2011 / 5:40 pm

    Rats. I know some people ask for privacy, but that being a high profile case, I figured there’d be info out there. I’m really curious to know what happened.

  5. H.Joan June 11, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Just curious if anyone thinks Joan Hansen just went missing? I would like to know who the real names of her parents are? And her sister? I need to know more details, I might have some private information.

    • Meaghan June 12, 2018 / 2:52 am

      I do not know unfortunately.

    • Laurie sheppard January 5, 2021 / 4:08 pm

      She didn’t go missing her husband killed her I grew up with the hansen children there was evil in that house their father

    • Laurie January 6, 2021 / 2:44 am

      She didn’t just go missing there has.never been one trace of her ever she never. Contacted her family her friends her children no social security activity nothing she had. No money no car no clothes she was murdered by her husband she had a restraining I g order against him he had to leave The family home his home she was afraid to go back and TBE very day she did he. Some the order came I to the house and that’s the last she was ever seen doesn’t take a rocket science to know she was killed I knees Mr Hansen I grew up with his kids was friends with kandy we were same age the evil the meanness that came out of that man was terrifying he beat his wife co trolled her she. She didn’t ally got the courage to leave this as a man who was going to take matters in his own hands one sick man he destroyed those children Killed his wife and by the sound of it a few more people

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