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People who eat darkness the true story of a young woman who vanished from the streets of Tokyo and the evil that swallowed her up

by Lloyd Parry, Richard.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 364.1523 Par
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD 364.1523 Par
 
 
Summary
Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, followed the case from the beginning. Over the course of a decade, as the rest of the world forgot but the trial dragged on, he traveled to four continents to interview those connected with the story, assiduously followed the court proceedings, and won unique access to the Japanese detectives who investigated the case.

Lucie Blackman-tall, blond, twenty-one years old-stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, and Lucie's desperate but bitterly divided parents. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work as a hostess in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo really involve? Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, followed the case from the beginning. Over the course of a decade, as the rest of the world forgot but the trial dragged on, he traveled to four continents to interview those connected with the story, assiduously followed the court proceedings, and won unique access to the Japanese detectives who investigated the case. Ultimately he earned the respect of the victim's family and delved deep into the mind and background of the man accused of the crime-Joji Obara, described by the judge as "unprecedented and extremely evil." The result is a book at once thrilling and revelatory.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "London Times Asia editor and Tokyo bureau chief Parry (In the Time of Madness) spent nearly a decade in pursuit of the truth behind the disappearance and murder of a young British woman in Tokyo. He offers an exceptional-and terrifying-account of sexual sadism, the Japanese legal system, and a family ripped apart by tragedy. Twenty-one-year-old Lucie Blackman traveled to Tokyo with her best friend in 2000 to pay off her debts by "hostessing," which, unlike prostitution, simply involved chatting up male visitors for as long as possible. But one night, Lucie disappeared. For seven months, her father, Tim, and younger sister Sophie traveled to Tokyo repeatedly, begging for help from the public and the inept police, who seemed to be investigating at a glacial pace. Eventually, Lucie's dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave near the home of the only suspect. Reporting the story, Parry discovered a side of Japan he hadn't known; his Tokyo thrums with energy, and the long-dead Lucie haunts the page as her killer fills the reader's consciousness with an undeniable sense of dread. Agent: Jen Carlson, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Blackman, Lucie Jane, -- 1978-2000.
Obara, Joji -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Murder -- Investigation -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Young women -- Crimes against -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio,2012
Edition [Library ed.], unabridged.
Contributors Vance, Simon, narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Simon Vance.
Language English
Notes Title from web page.
Compact disc.
Duration: ca. 13:00:00.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Description 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781470828943
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