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Blood on the Page: Thomas Harding Picks his Top True Crime Reads

The author of the ground-breaking history The House on the Lake, Thomas Harding returns this week with a chilling investigation into a real life murder and its aftermath. Described by the Evening Standard as a mystery 'in the best traditions of the true crime narrative... detailed, painstaking and fascinating', Blood on the Page reveals substantial new material Harding unearthed about the murder and its supposed perpetrator, shedding fresh light on a labyrinthine case. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, Harding introduces the book and recommends his own favourite true crime reads.

Soul Reason

Soul Reason

Posted on 28th Jun, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Thomas Harding's previous work was the Sunday Times Bestseller Hanns and Rudolf, a gripping and moving account of how his great uncle ended up arresting notorious Auschwitz commandant Rudloph Hoss. Harding's current work, The House by the Lake, has been likened to the history of twentieth century Germany as told through the prism of one single house. Here, Harding tells the story of how he first came to know the house and later, how he came to rebuild it.

From the Community Comes the Story

Thomas Harding describes how he was propelled into the heart of a small, German community in his quest to save his great-grandfather’s old Lake House, lost by the family during WW2, and how he came to write The House by The Lake