<strong><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killer-Little-Shepherds-Forensic-Science/dp/1849833281">The Killer of Little Shepherds: The Case of the French Ripper and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr</a></strong><br><br>I'm a big fan of "the birth of" type books, and The Killer of Little Shepherds doesn't disappoint.  It dissects (pun completely intended) how 19th century French criminologists used blood spatter evidence (hence "the birth of forensic science") to catch serial killer, Joseph Vacher.  A particularly awful breed of asshole, Vacher is suspected of killing between 11 and 27 young farmhands and was nicknamed "France's Jack the Ripper".  Come for the science, stay for the white rabbit fur hat.
If you clicked on this post, you’re probably a self-identified Murderino and fascinated with true crime.  And if you’re like me, you were finally able to crawl out of the “I really like reading about/watching true crime stories, but I don’t tell anyone because I don’t want people to think that it’s because I want... Read more »