“In 1764, as the Enlightenment dawned over Paris, a series of terrible killings in central France gave birth to a mystery that has endured for centuries. Jay M. Smith’s penetrating work of history revisits a cultural turning point in which stories of werewolves competed for attention with groundbreaking works of science.” –BarnesandNobleReview.com


“…a finely crafted and impressive work of historical scholarship.”
Noelle Plack, European History Quarterly