Tuesday 14 February 2012

La Chiesa non si tocca.

Tobias Jones and Richard Lloyd Parry in conversation with philosophy writer Julian Baggini.

Foyles Bookshop, Bristol

In the summer of 2000, Lucie Blackman stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, has followed the case since Lucie’s disappearance, delving into the mind and background of the man accused of the crime – Joji Obara, described by the judge as ‘unprecedented and extremely evil – and wrote about it in People Who Eat Darkness: Love, Grief and a Journey Into Japan’s Shadows.

Writer on Italy and crime novelist Tobias Jones’s new book is Blood on the Altar, the true-life story of an Italian murderer, Restivo, protected by his family, as well as a doctor with links to organised crime, and a priest who had vices of his own. Restivo’s first crime took over eight years to solve.

This event was part of The Festival of Ideas. For more upcoming events click here.