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The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

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  • Posted November 23, 2011

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    True & Gritty Details

    I was very interested in reading this book because of the serial killer and forensic science history to it. The serial killer, The Killer of Little Shepherds, story weaves in and out of other historical murders and the developing science to unravel the mysteries. Reading the thoughts and accounts of these murders was both horrifying and intriguing. I loved learning tidbits of new knowledge and seeing things I¿ve learned from attending a forensics class at school. The book covers all aspects of forensic science in regards to crime scene investigation, so for those that love that portion of CSI or Bones, this will be a treat. Don¿t expect the flashy drama of those shows though. This is all about the truth of the history and the grisly details of each murder that led the way to revolutionize the world of criminal science. As with many non-fiction books, it reads dry at times, and that is the only reason I didn¿t give the book 5 stars. Other than that, this is a great read for anyone with any interest in serial killers or the science behind capturing those who have committed crimes.

    Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    highly recommended for any CSI junkies

    A thoroughly researched, fascinating histoy of forensic science as it pertained to a serial killer in France in the 1890's. I found it interesting that we are still grappling with the same social and moral questions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    Very interesting. Thought criminals were a product of the 20th century.

    Worth reading

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