Monday, March 19, 2012

TRUE VAMPIRES: Past and Present - by Sondra London

TRUE VAMPIRES: Past and Present - by Sondra London

Illustrated by Nicolas Claux, 'The Vampire of Paris"

Some vampires are not fictional creatures. This book examines the real vampires and cannibals whose crimes have contributed to the fearsome mythos. TRUE VAMPIRES takes you into the minds of real blood-sucking and flesh eating killers from Romania and Russia, France and Wales, Brazil and South Africa, to the hills of Kentucky and the streets of Los Angeles. This book is a collection of the most extreme cases of vampirism and cannibalism known to mankind - Killers portraits throughout the book were painted by Nicolas Claux, 'The Vampire of Paris.'

Included in this deeply disturbing study of vampirism and cannibalism are:

Armin Meiwes, Manuela & Daniel Ruda, Peter Kurten, Rod Ferrell, Issei Sagawa, Natasha Cornett, Fritz Haarmann, Kyle Hulbert, Matthew Hardman, Ed Gein, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, Henry Lee Lucas, Albert Fish, Big Lurch, Arthur Shawcross, Ottis Toole, Andrei Chikatilo, Richard Trenton Chase, Nicolas Claux, Vlad the Imapaler and many others.

"Sondra London knows her vampires - not the fictional ones that spring full-blown from the heads of novelists but the genuine articles, the real vampires who kill and suck blood and leave a scarlet trail of terror in the night. This book is her best." ----Jack Olsen, author of, Son: A Psychopath and His Victims

"Vampires exist! They've been among us for centuries, and they're hiding in plain sight today. Sondra London proves it beyond a reasonable doubt in this incredible work of investigative reporting, historical sleuthing and forensic interpretation. This is a frightening, fascinating page-turner that drives a stake into the heart of disbelievers, turns true crime into literature and somehow even humanizes the hideous criminals who are driven by a bloodlust they can't control." ---- Burt Kearns, author of, Tabloid Baby

"Covering every aspect of a darkly fascinating subject from myth and folklore to history and psychology, TRUE VAMPIRES is at its unnerving best in revealing the existence of the monsters among us; those real-life beings possessed by an unslakable thirst for human gore. Sondra London has produced a classic of the genre." ----Harold Schechter, author of, A to Z of Serial Killers

Feral House Books - 2004 Edition - B&W Illustrations Painted by Nicolas Claux (The Vampire of Paris) - PRICE: $15.00

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