From the Author
On May 21, 1924, fourteen year old Bobby Franks failed to return from his school which was only three blocks from his home. Many hours passed before his parents received the information that their son had been kidnapped. This volume tells the true story of two spoiled brats who believed that society's laws did not affect them. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had every advantage including their high IQ's.
Their parents were millionaires and Leopold was just about to take a trip to Europe when he and his best friend were arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks. Like a great movie from the film noir days the Leopold and Loeb case in many ways really is stranger than fiction.
The two young men decided that they were going to commit the perfect murder. They took many months to plan their horrible acts. They committed their crime with the callousness of individuals without morals. It was a scientific experiment and once it was accomplished and they proved to themselves and to the world that they really could get away with a murder - they would go on their merry way and forget about it.
After the murder, both boys were sure that they would never be caught. Within just a few days, their confidence evaporated and they were arrested. Read the Leopold and Loeb saga from the beginning up until the very surprising climax.
Thank you for reading,
Bruce M. Caplan