Murder, He Wrote
Richard Lloyd Parry painstakingly traces a young woman's disappearance in Japan
You may remember the case: On a Saturday in July 2000, Lucie Blackman, a twenty-one-year-old British woman who had been working as a bar hostess in Tokyo, disappeared. Her remains were found seven months later, by which time her killer had been arrested. His trial did not end until nearly six years after that. I remembered the case only vaguely myself; it had gotten confused in my mind with a number of roughly similar
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