“Simon Baatz’s For the Thrill of It is likely to be the definitive work on this infamous crime and the dramatic trial of its perpetrators. It is impressive in its research, even-handed in its tone and immensely readable … [An] excellent book.”

— Wall Street Journal

“Altogether absorbing … Mr. Baatz has done meticulous research, and he writes extremely well … His book on the Leopold and Loeb case is the best we’ll have for a long, long time.”

— New York Times

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