"Gitta Sereny has worked with disturbed children, and her dignified, compassionate book is a mile away from the usual tawdry accounts of sensational murder trials... The story of Mary Bell in all its terrifying detail is told here with fine lucidity, joined to remarkable charity and understanding." (Julian Symons Washington Post
"Accurate and scrupulously fair" (T.C.N. Gibbons New Society
"Gitta Sereny's clear and readable book will help many people to make sense of the story... She also draws out the lessons to be learned both by professional workers, and by society at large." (W.H. Allchin Mind
What kind of child murders another child? First published in 1972, The Case of Mary Bell
still stirs controversy today and is a work of extraordinary and compassionate journalism.