The Killer of Little Shepherds is like an episode of CSI: 19th-Century France. As he prowled the countryside, Joseph Vacher preyed on young shepherds, ultimately slaughtering four times as many people as Jack the Ripper. How the bumbling French authorities finally pieced together the evidence — while learning to study bodies and crime scenes for clues and to compare details about the killings — ?represents, Starr says, nothing less ? than the birth of forensic science. In gripping, almost novelistic chapters, he alternates between Vacher and Alexandre Lacassagne, the criminologist who helped crack the case. A?
The Killer of Little ShepherdsThe Killer of Little Shepherds is like an episode of CSI: 19th-Century France. As he prowled the countryside, Joseph Vacher...The Killer of Little ShepherdsNonfiction, True CrimeDouglas StarrThe Killer of Little Shepherds is like an episode of CSI: 19th-Century France. As he prowled the countryside, Joseph Vacher...2010-11-03Knopf
The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
Genre: Nonfiction, True Crime; Author: Douglas Starr; Publisher: Knopf
Posted November 3 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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