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I'm still hard pressed to give this book anything better than 3 stars.
I like to go back and forth reading several books at a time on my Kindles, but once I started this one, I went back to it very frequently.
Baatz meticulously researches a fascinating subject and then tells the story in beautifully written prose.
I should have written my review of this book when I had finished it two days ago. My resulting review will now lack the acuity it could have had previously. With that said... Read morePublished 2 days ago by K. Dieng
For the Thrill Of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago, an enthralling true-crime story researched and written by Simon Baatz, reveals the chilling tale of two... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Darien A.
For the Thrill of It Book Review
Murder is a hot topic when it comes to common TV and movie themes, but... Read more
Excellent reporting of this crime as is the cohort Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the CenturyPublished 4 months ago by D. Brown
Too much time on the part leading up to trial. Loved the narrative of the crime. The book goes on and on about the attorney and prior cases.Published 8 months ago by Stephen Heise
Interesting read. Baatz does a good job of immersing the reader in a story while remaining true to the facts.Published 8 months ago by Christopher J. Thompson
Simon Baatz presents a highly readable account of one of the most notorious crimes in the history of Chicago. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dodge ball Dan
To true crime buffs there are few names that intrigue as much as Leopold & Loeb, two wealthy kids who killed a random victim (14 year old Bobby Franks) simply for the thrill of it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. O'Toole