By Douglas Starr
Winner of the Gold Dagger Award
A attention-grabbing real crime tale that info the increase of recent forensics and the improvement of contemporary felony investigation.
At the top of the 19th century, serial assassin Joseph Vacher terrorized the French nation-state, eluding specialists for years, and murdering two times as many sufferers as Jack The Ripper. the following, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's notorious crime wave, interweaving the tale of the 2 males who finally stopped him—prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most famous criminologist. In dramatic element, Starr exhibits how Lacassagne and his colleagues have been constructing forensic technology as we all know it. development to a gripping court denouement, The Killer of Little Shepherds is a riveting contribution to the background of felony justice.