Author Candace Fleming–Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime
On Saturday, April 9th, from 1 PM to 3 PM, The Book Stall presents an open house with children’s’ book author Candace Fleming. She’ll be greeting fans and chatting about her new book for young people, Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime. We recommend this title for ages 12 and up! Ms. Fleming will be happy to sign and personalize your books!
More About the Book: Candace Fleming explores the infamous case of Leopold and Loeb–How did two Chicago teenagers brutally murder an innocent child…and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in the 1920s? This compulsively readable true-crime story is based on an event dubbed the “crime of the century.” In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a decision: they would commit the perfect crime by kidnapping and murdering a child they both knew. But they made one crucial error: as they were disposing of the body of young Bobby Franks, whom they had bludgeoned to death, Nathan’s eyeglasses fell from his jacket pocket.
Multi-award-winning author Candace Fleming depicts every twist and turn of this harrowing case–how two young men planned and committed this terrible crime, how they were caught, why they confessed, and how the renowned criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Following on the success of such books as The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh and The Family Romanov, this acclaimed nonfiction writer brings to heart-stopping life one of the most notorious crimes in our country’s history.