Family Blood: The True Story of the Yom Kippur Murders
Marvin J. Wolf
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Gerald Woodman, an Englishman and an Orthodox Jew, came to American penniless and hungry for the good life. By 1980 he had gained and lost two fortunes, had built his plastics company into a cash cow that supported his large extended family in great luxury. Killed in 1985 along with his wife Vera, the police asked Vera's sister if the Woodmans had any enemies, she replied , 'Yes, their sons.' Family Blood follows the investigation of these murders and reveals a story of the American Dream gone wrong. Gerald, behind his facade of charm, piety and filial warmth, was a ruthless, amoral businessman, a philandering husband, a ferociously abusive father, and a compulsive gambler. His sons, Neil and Stewart, inherited his charm and business principles. This is the story of the hidden dynamics of an outwardly successful American family that came to a shocking and violent end. It is also the story of a clan of whose menfolk guarded a dark secret from their wives - and everyone else - for three generations. Further it is the chronicle of two dogged police detectives who exposed the Woodman's sordid secrets to the light of justice.
This real-life “who-done- it” is the best-written and most thoroughly detailed true-to-life crime novel I’ve ever read. Even though this was a deeply complex story of the vagaries of human beings, it was easy to follow as it was so well written. Usually it gets tricky to follow the cast of characters, but not in this case. Finely written, and hard to put down. Just didn’t want to believe “who-did-it”!
very thorough book
woa this is one crazy case & the author does a very thorough job describing the events, the investigation, and the trial
- Category: True Crime
- Published: Sep 24, 2014
- Publisher: Antenna Books
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 440 Pages
- Language: English