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The killer of little shepherds : a true crime story and the birth of forensic science / Douglas Starr.

Starr, Douglas P. (Author).
Book Book (2011, c2010..)
Description: x, 300 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011, c2010..
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Endicott College General Collection KJV 131 .V33 S73 2010 (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Paperback Alcove PAPERBACK Nonfiction St (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780307279088 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307279081 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-288) and index.
Contents: The beast -- The professor -- First kill -- The Institute of Legal Medicine -- The vagabond -- Identity -- The Oak Woods -- The body speaks -- The crime in Benonces -- Never without a trace -- In plain sight -- Born criminal -- Lourdes -- The investigating magistrate -- The interview -- Professor Lacassagne -- "A crime without motive?" -- Turning point -- The trial -- Judgment -- A question of sanity -- The mystery of a murderer's brain -- Postscript -- Epilogue : The violent brain.
Summary: At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack the Ripper. Here, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of two men who eventually stopped him. -- From back cover.
Citation: Starr, Douglas P. "The killer of little shepherds : a true crime story and the birth of forensic science." New York : Vintage Books, 2011, 2010.
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