Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

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Feral House, 1996 - History - 167 pages
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A Scrapbook of Noir Los Angeles Heretofore kept tightly secured under lock and key in police files, the hundreds of historic scene-of -crime photos collected in this book were assembled by a now-deceased Los Angeles police detective. Packed with unflinchingly graphic on-site forensic photos, mug shots, pictures of celebrity homocides, morbidly voyeuristic shots of 'freaks,' accidents, and legal executions, this hard-to-put-down collection is accompanied by Katherine Dunn's provocative explanatory text.

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It's no worse then some true crimes with pictures. - Goodreads
Katherine Dunn's introduction is brilliant. - Goodreads
The pictures were horrific and it's not for everyone. - Goodreads
Great introduction by Katherine Dunn! - Goodreads

Review: Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

Loved this. Very graphic, but if you have a urge to feed your morbid curiosity then this will do it. Only wish there were more of a background about the pictures but because it is sort of set as a scrap book you only get quick blurbs. Read full review

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User Review  - Nanci Svensson - Goodreads

It's borderline autopsy porn, but as a historical documentation of many issues (forensics, racism and sexism in general and in the police force in particular, the "losers" of Hollywood (ah, that ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Katherine Dunn lives in Oregon and writes a well-followed blog "Apifera Farm: where animals, art, and lavender collide." In her fourth year, her blog was named a Blog of Note. She often creates a short story based on characters right outside her window, illustrates it, and posts it on the blog. Katherine's illustrations have appeared in magazines, theater, and retail outlets. Her clients have included the LA Times", Wall Street Journal", Target, Neiman Marcus, Charles Schwab, Utne Reader, and Hallmark. Her originals are shown in national galleries and are also showcased in Sundance Catalog and have been awarded in Communication Arts, Print, MNAIGA, 3x3 Magazine, and American Illustration. She recently was part of the Society of Illustrator show in NYC. http: // http: //

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