Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three


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$18.00  $16.56
Atria Books
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5.56 X 8.44 X 1.19 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Mara Leveritt has won several awards for investigative journalism, including Arkansas's Booker Worthen Prize for her book The Boys on the Tracks. She is also author of The Mena File, Dark Spell, and Devil's Knot. A contributing editor to the Arkansas Times, she lives in Little Roc


"Brutal, riveting....The true horror of Leveritt's well-written book is that this barely believable fate could potentially befall any American."--Henry Rollins
"The abuses of the criminal justice system shown here are so blatant--and so profoundly tragic--that they would be hard to believe were it not for the depth and even-handedness of Mara Leveritt's reporting."--Sister Helen Prejean "author of Dead Man Walking "
"Devil's Knot becomes the best horror novel you've ever read, one of those that leaves you wondering what new sick dread might be lying in wait on the next page...The monster Leveritt reveals in the end, however, is more terrifying than even the fork-tailed boogeymen conjured by West Memphis police and prosecutors to fit their crime. What Leveritt reveals to us is the most horrible fiend a rational person can imagine when matters of life and death are at stake: the Specter of Doubt."--Arkansas Times
"The chronology [of Devil's Knot] is the first time all elements of the case have been assembled in one narrative, which offers surprises, even for those familiar with the events. As such, it is a true public service."--Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"An affecting account of a controversial trial...Leveritt's carefully researched book offers a riveting portrait of a down-at-the-heels, socially conservative rural town with more than its share of corruption and violence."--Publishers Weekly
"Well written in descriptive language, Devil's Knot is an indictment of a culture and legal system that failed to protect children as defendants or victims. Highly recommended."--Library Journal