“Little Demon” Reviews

New York Times Book Review

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on May 25, 2014

“Levingston has unearthed a whopper of a story, and lovingly crafted a dense, lyrical yarn that hits the true-crime trifecta of setting, story and so-what.”

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Seattle Times

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on March 30, 2014

“Fascinating . . . a terrific story and one well told. . . . The description of the trial itself is priceless.”

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New York Times Magazine

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on March 29, 2014

Brief mention in NYT Magazine: “You’re Getting Very Murder-y.”

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The Wall Street Journal

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on March 16, 2014

Mr. Levingston, who . . . knows a good story when he sees one, has given it a richly enjoyable telling. Its lurid and improbable plot twists are expertly transposed into a breathless true-crime thriller set against a sumptuous evocation of the boulevards, nightclubs and boudoirs of Belle Époque Paris.

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New York Daily News

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on March 9, 2014

“A highly colorful and expertly reported account of the crime and the times.”

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The Daily Beast

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on March 6, 2014

“Equal parts period piece, forensic manual, and legal thriller, the book is a strong entry in the ‘fascinating case in a fascinating time’ genre.”

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The Boston Globe

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on February 25, 2014

“Little Demon in the City of Light” offers a rich portrait of the period, as well as the intriguing story of a notorious murder case, with its strange (and often amusing) cast of characters.

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The Washington Post

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on February 25, 2014

Levingston provides substance beneath the froth in his investigation of a crime that became a philosophical and scientific cause célèbre.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on February 24, 2014

“Little Demon in the City of Light” tells the riveting story of two misfits who almost got away with murder.

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Publishers Weekly

Filed in "Little Demon" Reviews by on December 16, 2013

“The book is lovingly constructed from available sources, including newspapers, memoirs, and secondary histories, and immerses the reader in a period whose newfound obsessions—science and pseudo-science of the mind, criminal forensics, mass media, the macabre, and fame—have a seminal connection to our own time.”

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