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In her foreword to the re-publication of Compulsion, Meyer Levin’s remarkable novel based on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb trial in Chicago, Marcia Clark—who knows a thing or two about “Trials
of the Century”—reminds us that almost 60 years after its publication, Levin’s look at the justice system’s role in society continues to ring true


Marcia Clark photo by Claudia KuninCompulsion jacket


Far from being in any way dated, true-crime trial junkies as well as fans of legal procedurals will find Compulsion as fresh and compelling as anything being written today.

Photo of Marcia Clark ©Claudia Kunin


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