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The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
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Jan 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Recommended for: fans of CSI - LAS VEGAS, the city is important

If you're a fan of CSI this book will be right up your alley. On the one hand, it documents a serial killer in 1800s France that wandered the countryside and killed more people than Jack the Ripper. On the other hand, it chronicles the different innovations of forensic pathology and police work in general. Both are interesting subjects. Did you know that they used to have a book of ears because they were believed to be a unique identifier like the thumbprint? I didn't think so.

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