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Blood on the Altar [Hardcover]

Tobias Jones
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'A chapter on the history, languages and flora of Luciana, the province in which Potenza lies, also looks as if it has strayed into the narrative from somewhere else. However, it is so engaging, and so full of curiosity, that it turns out to be one of the book's highlights, comparable with the account of Tobias Jones's growing friendship with the Claps family. It is a grim story he has chosen to tell, but what lifts it out of simple horror is his passionate, inquisitive entanglement with a country he both loves and despairs of.' --John Carey, Sunday Times

'Such a beautifully written, carefully researched and desperately moving book... it has redefined the genre for me'
What really resonated is Elisa herself. I realised that I was the same age as her when she went missing in 1993. she was a sweet, charitable girl nicknamed Mother Teresa by her big brothers, whose trusting nature was her downfall. She deserved so much better in life. And for that reason alone, you need to read this book.' --Francesca Brown, The Stylist

'More than his credentials as a travel writer, Tobias Jones's faithful obsession to know what happened to Elisa, and to link it to the wider corruption of Silvio Berlusconi's regime, is what raises his book almost to the same shelf as Peter Robb's 'Midnight in Sicily' and Helen Garner's 'Joe Cinque's Consolation'. It is a terribly good, terribly sad story that probably only Jones, with a foothold in both countries, could have written.' --Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph

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A gripping work of true crime from the bestselling author of The Dark Heart of Italy

About the Author

Tobias Jones is the author of two travel books,The Dark Heart of Italy and Utopian Dreams. He also writes crime fiction. Jones has written and presented documentaries for the BBC and for RAI, and is a columnist for the Observer and Internazionale. He runs a small 'woodland shelter' in Somerset with his wife and three children.
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