About the Book

People Who Eat Darkness

by Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie’s disappearance and followed the massive search for her, the long investigation, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the trust of her family and friends, won unique access to the Japanese detectives and Japan’s convoluted legal system, and delved deep into the mind of the man accused of the crime, Joji Obara, described by the judge as “unprecedented and extremely evil.”

People Who Eat Darkness
by Richard Lloyd Parry

  • Publication Date: May 22, 2012
  • Genres: Nonfiction, True Crime
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: FSG Originals
  • ISBN-10: 0374230595
  • ISBN-13: 9780374230593