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by Aphrodite Jones

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Aphrodite Jones
Pinnacle (October 18, 1996)
Social Sciences
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On a freezing January in 1992, five teenage girls crowded into a car. By the end of the night, only four of them were alive.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The fifth had been tortured and mutilated nearly beyond recognition. When the people of Madison.

Cruel Sacrifice book. Veteran true crime journalist Aphrodite Jones reveals the shocking truth behind the most savage crime in Indiana history-A tragic story of twisted love and insane jealousy, teen lesbianism, and the sadistic ritual killing of a young Innocent girl.

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones is an American documentary television series airing on Investigation Discovery, hosted by Aphrodite Jones. The show is very similar in format to On the Case with Paula Zahn. Jones presents her take on crimes, often accompanied with footage, evidence and interviews.

Good book but very graphic and sad. Here lies Lary Love Dolley.

Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones. Cruel Sacrifice-I have this and it is so good! Read this when I was a teenager. Good book but very graphic and sad.

Aphrodite Jones (born November 27, 1958) is an American author, reporter, and television producer. Jones is an executive producer and the host of the television series True Crime with Aphrodite Jones.

The episode focuses on a shocking case I wrote about in my book, Cruel Sacrifice.

Here is a tragic story of twisted love and insane jealousy, lesbianism, brutal child abuse, and sadistic ritual killing in small-town America.

With Aphrodite Jones, Randy Thomas, Jonathan Brown-Tea, Razor Rocco Rizzotti. A docudrama that examines the true evils that push people beyond the limits of the law and reveals crimes driven by the most basic of human instincts. True Crime with Aphrodite Jones follows one of the nation's top crime writer, Aphrodite Jones, as she goes behind the scenes of famous murder cases to uncover hidden secrets and new information to shed new light on these sensational stories.

The words of a murderer: This should not have happened. This is not me. It's so stupid when you think about it. It shouldn't have caused a death. I had read her other works before this one and as a fan of true crime books I was grateful for her approach.

by. Jones, Aphrodite. True crime, c 1990 to c 2000, True Crime, Espionage, Sociology, Indiana, Murder - General, Murder, Crime, Murderers. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

  • Story about an absolutely horrific murder by teenage girls. It could have been compelling, but the writing is disjointed, hard to follow and, quite simply, bad. I enjoy Aphrodite Jones on TV, but she needs to take some writing classes.

  • In the interest of full disclosure let me start by stating that I'am a huge fan of Aphrodite Jones, having said that I quit reading this book half way through.
    Tedious would be a kind description of this narrative, the ongoing and long dissertations and infinite detail of letters between teenage wannabe lovers/lesbians is more than I could take along with the never ending description of the father and his issues.

    I have read all of AJ's books and this by far is not up to her standards, I can state this because I had read another account of this incident by another author and so I had a comparative study. I got the impression that AJ was trying to fill pages rather than write a story.

    In spite of my misgivings with this book I will continue to read and follow this author

  • Sad, haunting story. It might focus too much on Loveless and her family, slightly ignoring poor Shanda's family life. It still surprises me that a 16 year old would be so jealous of a 12 year old!?! Melinda is a monster.

  • This is a sad story about a teenage lesbian love triangle in which jealousy led to violent torture and murder of a 12-year-old girl.

    Here's the deal. Melinda loved Amanda. Shanda loved Amanda. Amanda couldn't make up her mind and was playing on both teams. Melinda requested, ordered, threatened, and warned Shanda to stay away from Amanda. Finally she decided to kill Shanda.

    Together with three of her friends, Melinda kidnapped Shanda and took her out of town. Melinda assured her friends that she only wanted to scare Shanda, maybe beat her up a little bit.

    What followed was a living nightmare.


  • The facts of this "Lord of the Flies" crime are presented in straightforward, chronological order, without any editorializing, without any attempts at creating suspense. The book reads like an extended police blotter report. But this crime was shocking enough without the need for any fine writing to describe it. A Capote-caliber treatment would always be welcome, but the reader doesn't need the embellishments of literary skill in order to feel the pain and horror of the murder committed outside of the picturesque, Mayberry-like town of Madison, Indiana, in 1992.

    In this generally complete account of the crime, a few things don't seem to be addressed fully enough. For example, the reader is left wondering how the victim, a 12-year-old girl, was socializing so intensely with 15 and 16-year-olds. Those two age groups usually don't have anything to do with each other. Also the title of the book is a little misleading because the word "Sacrifice" could, in one sense, steer the interpretation of this crime back to the rumor that it was the result of the girls' practicing Satanic rituals. Actually, any interest in Satanic rites or witchcraft played virtually no part in the actual crime.

    However, this book overall does a good job of telling who the victim and the perpetrators were. One of the best things about Jones' account is that it includes extensive information about the home lives of the teenage perpetrators. We see the extreme dysfunction that existed in these families. There was one father's frequent abuse of his wife and of his three daughters, including many kinky intrusions into the girls' lives. There was a mother's complicity in making such perversions commonplace in their household. There was religious fanaticism. We get an insight into the fierce, but fluctuating, crushes that the teen girls developed on each other. When it came to these love affairs, every emotion the girls felt was immediately translated into operatic hyperbole and acted out in Grand Guignol style.

    The sheer amount of physical activity these teens engaged in was another surprising element of their lives. Whereas other generations of teens and even many modern teens might go to school, come home, do some homework, and then just slouch around the house, watching TV or goofing off for a while - these teens were up and about virtually every waking hour. They were going to clubs and hooking up sexually with both boys and other girls out in parking lots. They were going to punk rock concerts and getting piercings. They were experimenting with drugs. They were constantly going to each other's houses or talking to each other on the phone. None of them ever seemed to have a moment of quietude, a moment of being alone with herself without being hammered into conformity with peer group mores.

    So Jones' plainly written account is very revealing about trends in modern life on a number of levels. Many teens and adults alike are leading these always-in-touch hyperactive lives now. However, very few commit such heinous crimes. Reading this, you might be reminded of the Roman playwright Terence's remark that, "Nothing human is alien to me." This book will have you asking over-and-over, "Could I, under any circumstances, be capable of such a crime?"

  • gets you into the minds of 4 demented females with one mission, to kill a rival of one of is hard to believe that such monsters are breathing the same air as me.To be tortured,beaten ,stabbed, and left nude in a trunk in january in the bitter cold,this poor child was subjected to the most vial,disgusting acts i've ever heard of,and then burned alive. these four things should have gotten death sentences, their putrid lives extinguished the same way as sweet young Shanda.may you rest in eternal peace! But no our immoral justice system let them all make plea deals,as if they let their victim have a deal,as she was begging for her young life.HOPE they all rot in hell

  • This story is both compelling and scary. These young girls were just evil with a pack mentality. Their families were so dysfunctional. I was very caught up with this story and wonder how all their lives have progressed.

  • I expected this to me more about the actual crime committed - it was well written book, and I understand the reason it went so deeply into the backgrounds of the girls that committed this awful crime ... just not what I expected.