Jimmy Lee Shreeve
Publisher: Random House
Lima, Peru, 2004 - the body of a decapitated
baby boy is found on a hilltop, surrounded by flowers, a liquor bottle
and a container of blood, apparently the victim of a ritual sacrifice
to appease a pre-Columbian earth god. New Jersey, USA, 2002 - a Palo
Mayombe sect temple basement is raided by police, who find human body
parts and the remains of several animals seemingly sacrificed by worshippers.
London, England, 2001 - the dismembered torso of a five-year-old boy
is found floating in the Thames, the victim of a Ju Ju ritual sacrifice.
Around the world, humans are being trafficked,
kidnapped, sold and enslaved, for the specific purpose of sacrifice.
Mass-scale migration has seen these gruesome techniques exported from
the land of the Aztecs - and finding their way into Britain and the
US. Voodoo priests in London have been linked with ritual murders. And
a recently leaked police commissioned report found that witchcraft,
voodoo-related abuse and murder, are rife in the UK.
By turns gruesome, disturbing and intriguing,
Blood Rites reveals the true, untold story
of a violent tradition, taking place terrifyingly close to home.
Written in a free-flowing, almost matter-of-fact
style, Jimmy Lee Shreeve takes the reader on a journey that is, to say
the least, terrifying and opens up the doors on a world that most believe
to be fake or bathed in mysticism beyond comprehension. Here, everything
is explained in detail, without the book ever becoming dull or lecturing.
The open mind of the reader is given something new to think about, whilst
the closed mind of the sceptic is challenged in a way it has been rarely
Jimmy Lee Shreeve, who has worked for
The Guardian, The Independent and who hosts his own
True Crime hour show on a local radio station, has encapsulated so vividly
the true nature of the horror that is alive and well and living in Britain
today, it is a testament to his skills as an investigative journalist.
Blood Rites is, on every page, a shocking
read written with a sense of purpose that is laudable and in a manner
that is eminently readable.
Though if the reader is one of a delicate disposition, make the lights are on, the windows and doors are locked and that the cat and dog are safely by your feet before starting.
done Chris! You've created a remarkable and brilliant website - a real
community for both writers and readers. What's more, you've given my
book "Blood Rites" a great review. But even if you'd slated
it as fit only for the bestial denizens of Hell, I'd have still be complimentary
about the work you're doing (come to think about it, I might have been
even more complimentary)!”
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