A riveting true crime story that vividly recounts the birth of modern forensics. At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher, known and feared as “The Killer of Little Shepherds,” terrorized the French countryside. He eluded authorities for years - until he ran up against prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era’s most renowned criminologist.
"Masterly introduction to modern forensic science"
"Higher Calling", by Steve Coll; "The Interview", by Douglas Starr; "Our Broken Constitution", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Why?", by James Wood; and "It’s Cold Outside", by Anthony Lane.
"2 terrific articles"