The Embrace by Aphrodite Jones
A True Vampire Story

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A revealing look at the ruthless murder of Rick and Ruth Wendorf by Rod Ferrell -- a high school classmate of the Wendorfs' daughter and a self-proclaimed Antichrist who belonged to a vampire cult. With excerpts from the private diaries of the principles and exclusive interviews with every living person involved in the case (including Ferrell, who now sits on death row in Florida), this is true crime at its best.

About Aphrodite Jones

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Aphrodite Jones is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cruel Sacrifice; the bestseller The FBI Killer, which was made into an ABC-TV movie titled Betrayed by Love, starring Patricia Arquette; All She Wanted, soon to be a major motion picture; and Della's Web. She began her professional writing career at age twenty-one, with a nationally syndicated column for United Features Syndicate. A published journalist for twenty years, she has also worked as a radio news director, lectured about writing as an assistant professor of English, and, for the last decade, devoted herself to human interest and hard-news stories. Born in Chicago, raised in New York, and schooled in Los Angeles, Jones now works out of her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Published June 1, 1999 by Atria. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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While Jones claims to have used ""proven sources of journalistic research,"" she does admit to altering ""certain details"" and taking ""certain storytelling liberties."" Jones seems to think Ferrell was just born mean, and she turns him into a larger-than-life character, calling him ""the embodi...

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A tragic case, Rod’s mother Sondra “Star” Gibson also believed herself to be a vampire (whether before or after her son remains unclear), an uncommon circumstance possibly motivated by her desire for publicity, indicative of a mental unbalance (Mrs. Gibson also wrote provocative letters to one of...

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Once the police track down the five teens in Louisiana and suspicion falls upon Heather, Jones jettisons all attempts to couch what happens in terms that relate to Ferrell's vampire fantasies.

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