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The Beast of Gevaudan is not a myth, and its many victims claim better than the bad thriller to which many confine it.
It was on the basis of this observation that Pierric Guittaut set out to pursue it ten years ago. Novelist noted for his rural thrillers, he is also a hunter and black powder shooter, passionate about history. After several stays in Margeride, the author delivers to us the most complete survey ever carried out on the subject: integral analysis of the archives, reconstructions of shots, anatomical comparisons.
All suspects are reviewed. Challenging preconceived ideas, the conclusions of this investigation are unprecedented and allow us to reclaim an entire section of our forgotten rural history.
By crossing the borders, the reader will even find himself launched in the footsteps of an authentic specimen of the Beast of Gévaudan, which has been waiting for several decades in the discretion of a museum of Nature for us to (re)discover its illustrious filiation. . 250 years after the end of the Beast of Gévaudan affair, Pierric Guittaut finally gives us the keys to understanding this enigma which was not one…
Year of publication of the presented edition : 2017 (334 pages)
Editor : De Borée
The author : Married with two children, born in 1974, Pierric Guittaut lives in the Berry Sologne. He worked there as an aeronautical quality specialist in the mechanical industry and shared his leisure time between reading, hunting, shooting, DIY and writing. He is also the author of successful black novels in the Black Series at Gallimard.