Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

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Feral House, 1996 - History - 167 pages
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Based on a scrapbook collected by a homicide detective with the LAPD from the 1930s to the 1950s, this work recalls film noir-era crimes such as the "Black Dahlia Mystery" and the "Lipstick Murder", as well as on-site forensic photos, mug shots, and previously unreleased photos from such sensational cases as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and the Valentine's Day massacre.

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Katherine Dunn's introductory essay is very opinionated giving various motives as to why Huddleston would have kept this scrapbook. These are not based on fact and are merely her obnoxious opinions ... Read full review

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User Review  - thingfish23 - LibraryThing

Throughout his career, LAPD detective Jack Huddleston collected a scrapbook of some of the strangest, most macabre imagery to be found in print. The book itself is a distressing and fascinating look ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Katherine Dunn was born in Garden City, Kansas on October 24, 1945. She was educated at Portland State University and Reed College. Her first novel, Attic, was published in 1970. Her other novels included Truck and Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She also worked as a boxing reporter, a columnist, and a poet. Her non-fiction book, School of Hard Knocks: The Struggle for Survival in America's Toughest Boxing Gyms, received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Award in 2004. She died from complications of lung cancer on May 11, 2016 at the age of 70.

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