A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.
Thomas Harding is an author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian, among other publications. He co-founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning documentary maker. He also ran a local newspaper in West Virginia, winning the West Virginia Association of Justice's Journalist of the Year Award, before moving back to England in 2011, where he now lives with his family. He is the author of Hanns and Rudolf, a Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the JQ-Wingate Prize; the internationally acclaimed Kadian Journal- A Father's Story; The House by the Lake, a Costa Biography Award and Orwell Prize nominee; and Blood on the Page, winner of the 2018 Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.
Meticulous and gripping - a thriller that disturbs for revelations
about a singular act of murder, and the national security state
which we call home. -- Philippe Sands, author of 'East West
A real-life procedural... which might have important implications for us all. -- Kathryn Hughes * Guardian *
Blood on the Page is an In Cold Blood for our time - a brilliant and unflinching anatomy of a murder that is both brutal true crime and heartbreaking human tragedy. -- Tony Parsons
A fine and fascinating read, bolstered by exemplary research and nuanced insights. Absorbing. -- Tobias Jones * Observer *
An absolute gem of a true-crime story ... The author's investigation, and his storytelling, are peerless. A superb book. * Evening Standard *
Harding's book Hanns and Rudolf was a marvel of investigative research. Blood on the Page is similarly diligent and thorough in its approach. -- Ian Thomson * Financial Times *
One of the most intriguing murder cases in British legal history... There are enough questions raised by Harding's meticulous research to suggest that reasonable doubt still hangs over the conviction. * Jewish Chronicle *
Reads like a thriller... a rigorous investigation... a revealing piece of social history.-- Stephen Robinson * Sunday Times *